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!

Chinese visas – More complicated than necessary

Here’s the thing about visas.  Some countries require you to get them ahead of time.  Some you can get upon entry into the country.  Some are 30 days, some 90, and other 10 years.  There are even those that have different lengths depending on whether you arrived by air or land.  And then there are some countries that don’t require a visa at all. Regardless they’re a pain in the butt. Continue reading Chinese visas – More complicated than necessary

My new best friend: my backpack

For my first post about travel gear and packing, what more fitting topic to discuss than my backpack! I did a lot of research leading up to the final choosing of a backpack.  Thanks to information gathered through the many travel blogs I follow, I knew straight away that I wanted to travel light.  I am a fairly small person and had no desire to be dragging around 30+ lbs Continue reading My new best friend: my backpack