January 2012

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The words will appear

by Kim January 29, 2012

I was reading through my journal and was struck by an entry from a year ago in which I documented a dream I had shortly after we made the decision to travel.

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You can become what you want to be (or the story of how I lost 85 pounds)

by Kim January 25, 2012

The story of how life threw me curve balls, I gained 60 pounds, lost 85 pounds, started running, and gained the confidence to follow my dreams.

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My Fear Can Kick My Other Fear’s Ass

by Kim January 22, 2012

I have big and small fears about quitting my job to travel. I worry about money, about health insurance. I worry that I won’t be able to make a living doing what I love and that I’ll have to go back to a cubicle. But there is one fear that is bigger than all the others.

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Our U.S. national parks road trip itinerary

by Kim January 16, 2012

Our three-month U.S. National Parks road trip itinerary is shaping up. 85 days, 10,000 miles, 9 National Parks, 2 very excited humans and 1 National Parks Pass.

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Why I’m Quitting My Job To Travel

by Kim January 11, 2012

I am constantly asked why I would give so much up to travel. The answer I give is normally inadequate at explaining the true reasons behind why. This is my attempt, in the best way I know how, to explain it.

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A winter visit to Bagby Hot Springs

by Kim January 6, 2012

A wintertime visit to the magical Bagby Hot Springs in Oregon should be on every traveler’s radar.

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Saving to travel the world: one year later and *bonus* money saving tips anyone can use

by Kim January 3, 2012

This time last year I reported on our 2010 year-end saving. So what’s our savings account look like one year later? Plus, some money savings tips that anyone can use.

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A look back at 2011 and a look forward to 2012

by Kim January 1, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! No new year has been more anticipated by me. 2012: The year we leave to travel the world.

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