Ready or not, world, here we come!
This trip around the world is like nothing I’ve ever packed for. We’ll be on all seven continents, in more than 150 countries and territories, in all kinds of weather, and doing a huge variety of activities.
And we’re only taking carry-ons.
It may seem like I am tempting fate, but I’m honestly not very concerned about safety and health during this trip. The world simply isn’t a scary place for us. It’s exciting and foreign and deliciously uncomfortable at times, but it’s not something to be feared.
That said, we aren’t fools. People get hurt at political demonstrations. Dark alleys in the dead of night are often dangerous, no matter the country. And sketchy street food can certainly ruin a good time.
When it comes to travel, all the planning and money on Earth won’t do you any good if you can’t present the correct papers to border patrol. And, for an extended trip around the world, the potential paperwork problems are, quite literally, magnified.
How to Plan a Trip Around the World: Timing Is Everything provides a chronological task list of items that need to be considered for such an adventure.
How to Plan a Trip Around the World: Money Matters, will explain how we are able to afford this extended journey around the world. Additionally, it will include a few financial travel tips that everyone can use no matter their immediate travel goals.
People are understandably curious about the logistics involved in an extended trip around the world. How can you afford this? How do you get so much time off work? What are you going to do with your house? And then there are the questions about the trip itself: How did you decide where to go? How in the world do you pack for something like that? Aren’t you worried about safety?
We are traveling around the world! Won’t you come with us?
In a recent video, Nuseir Yassin of Nas Daily asked, “Is Africa safer than America?” Turns out the answer is sometimes yes.
How do you avoid stereotypes and see the world safely? Get our list of resources and learn the top 10 safest and most dangerous countries.
Angela and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary in October 2018, and, less than a month after that, I will turn fifty. While I’m typically not inclined to make a big deal out of a milestone, this year seems different. As if all adventures to this point were merely practice for something greater — an adventure from which we may never return.