Planning: Oh the places I may go…

Though busy saving, I haven’t yet dived into the nitty gritty world of planning. I will admit that I am scared. I am scared of failure and that I may, in fact, be going in over my head. For those who I’ve mentioned my travel dreams to, there seem to be two camps: the “that will be fucking awesome” one and the “we’ll believe it when we see it” one. 

At this point, I think 99.9% of my friends and family (again, of those I’ve actually told) fall into the latter. They may phrase it in an OMG-that-would-be-fucking-awesome tone, but all the while, I can hear the doubt laced between each syllable. 

Each penny that I save is another brick in the road to my RTW travels. And with that comes the rough ideas that will form into plans. Something, I suppose, that may initially look a little like this:


And to think that is just a very, very rough draft based off the things I know more for certain than others. As you can see, I plan to leave from SEA following my brothers wedding in June of 2015. From there, I’d like to spend a good chunk of time getting to know Asia, from China and Japan to all the islands of SE Asia, followed by a trip to the vast Down under. 

After that, I really have no idea where I would be headed until the following August. Yes, I am planning to crash Rio for the 2016 Olympics, and yes, I’m fully aware that will kill my budget for the entire trip. I have my reasons (which you will most likely find out sooner, rather than later). 

So there you have it. My first official go at planning this massive, 15-month endeavor, and holy shit, do I have a ways to go!

What do you think — are there any places you recommend I add to the agenda? Any places that I should avoid?  



Post-Weekend Getaway: Riding the Euphoric Wave

It’s safe to say that I am probably the happiest I have been in the last few months. Sure, I still have a few qualms about my job. And yes, I’m still broke, but I’m happy. It’s amazing what a … Continue reading

10 Foods Around The World To Try Before You Die via @HuffingtonPost

10 Foods Around The World To Try Before You Die via @HuffingtonPost

As you’ll find out about me, I’m a bit of a foodie. I love cooking (er… at least I did. I’m still working out the kinks with my new apartment’s old stove) and trying new foods. 

That’s one of the things I’m looking forward to the most on my journey. 

According to this article on The Huffington Post, the top ten foods to try while traveling are:

  • Peking Duck (China)
  • Escargot (France)
  • Moussaka (Greece)
  • Masala dosa (India)
  • Zucchini flowers (Italy)
  • Teppanyaki (Japan)
  • Seafood curry laksa (Malaysia) Looks delicious, but I am psuedo allergic to/just don’t like coconut
  • Som tam (Thailand)
  • Pavlova (Australia, New Zealand)
  • BBQ Ribs (USA) I’m a Memphis BBQ girl… can’t beat Corky’s! 

Though I’ve had many of these before, I can only imagine how  the real deal may vary from its American counterpart. And, of course, my sweet tooth is most decidedly looking forward to the Pavlova. 

Which food(s) are you most intrigued to try?

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