My First Year of Travel & Future Plans

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I quit my job and set off to travel the world by myself. It’s also fitting that this is my 100th blog post! SO much has happened since then. So much has changed. For better and for worse. That’s the thing about travel. As anyone who has ever done any sort of extensive travel, it never goes as planned. Ever.  But Continue reading My First Year of Travel & Future Plans

My European Travel Plans – Spring Edition

When I unexpectedly had to alter my travel plans at the end of December, I was afforded the chance to continue on with my original itinerary in Asia or to switch things up a bit and create something new. I chose something new. As much as I was enjoying my time in Asia, I was a bit burned out.  And I was itching for a change.  It got me thinking Continue reading My European Travel Plans – Spring Edition

The Importance of Travel Insurance: How I was refunded over $1000

Travel insurance is one of those topics that is under constant debate in the travel world. Do I really need to buy expensive insurance?  Will I really end up using it?  Or will it just be a waste of money?  Is it better to be safe than sorry? I’m more in the mindset of the latter category.  I’d rather have a fall back just in case something happens.  Plus my Continue reading The Importance of Travel Insurance: How I was refunded over $1000

The day before everything changes a.k.a. I’m going on an adventure!

The day has almost arrived and I honestly can’t believe it. Tomorrow is the day I set off on a new lifestyle of travel, uncertainty, and adventure. I remember when the little countdown on the top right-hand corner of my laptop said ‘784 days left until I see the world’ or something like that.  Now that counter says 1 day. Over the past few weeks, and especially the last week, I’ve Continue reading The day before everything changes a.k.a. I’m going on an adventure!

What’s in my backpack for 3 years of traveling?

Probably one of the biggest questions I get asked about my trip other than ‘How the heck can you afford to do that??’ is ‘What the heck are you bringing with you??’ The answer is not a whole lot but actually quite a bit more than you’d expect. I promise it’ll make sense by the end of this post. I hope to answer all your burning packing questions and leave you Continue reading What’s in my backpack for 3 years of traveling?

I reached my goal – over $20,000 saved for travel!

Back at the beginning of the year when I first started blogging and recording my budgets, I had said I wanted to save $20,000 before I left for my trip. And guess what my friends…I did it!! I have $20,448.45 in my ‘Travel the World’ fund and $3,000 in an ‘Emergency/Return Home’ fund. Which brings us to a grand total of $23,448.45!  Not too shabby in a year and a Continue reading I reached my goal – over $20,000 saved for travel!

One Month Until I Travel the World…Forever!

That’s right folks.  One month from today I’ll be jetting off to Seattle to start my trip on my journey to travel the world! I can’t believe it’s so close.  I remember looking at a countdown that said something like ‘873 days to go’.  And that was when I had only had a guesstimate on what day I might leave. Now we’re down to 30 days. Yeah it makes me a Continue reading One Month Until I Travel the World…Forever!