Climbing Mt. St. Helens

by design December 24, 2010

Climbing to the summit of Mt. St. Helens, the volcano that famously blew her top in 1980, is a can’t miss Pacific Northwest experience.

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Condoms, Taxis, and Other Good Advice

by design December 21, 2010

An in-depth interview with a seasoned traveler. She answers all of the questions I’ve been dying to know, including questions about the availability of condoms and tampons around the world (don’t you want to know?).

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The Cost of an RTW

by design December 19, 2010

Determining the cost of a year of traveling is not an easy task. We set our RTW budget after researching the expenses of other RTW travelers.

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The Fear of Dreaming And Failing

by design December 18, 2010

Fear is the sister of every big dream and our RTW is no exception. What if we can’t sell our house? What if we can’t save the money? Or what if, worst of all, what if our dream never happens?

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Up To My Ears In Travel Gear

by design December 15, 2010

We’re paring down our possessions and I don’t want to buy anything that’s unnecessary for our RTW. I’ve heard that travel towels, earplugs and quick drying underware are essentials, but are they really?

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Are individualists assholes?

by design December 12, 2010

Are individualists assholes? I can’t shake the feeling that a few people who know about our RTW feel that way.

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Kolarbyn Forest Hut, Sweden

by design December 10, 2010

I want to put on a fuzzy pair of socks and some fleece-lined pants and curl up in this forest hut. 

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How We’re Saving for Our RTW

by design December 8, 2010

Brian and I aren’t rich. We’re saving for our RTW the old-fashioned way: penny by penny for years and years. Here’s how we’re doing it.

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Paring Down

by design December 7, 2010

An unexpected benefit of the RTW planning process is a daily realization of how much I don’t need. As we make preparations to sell, loan out, or give away what we own, I’m conscious of each new items we take on.

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And So It Begins

by design December 5, 2010

Hello, world! The first post on So Many Places Travel Blog.

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