The beginning

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Week 1: we’re on the road!

by Kim May 28, 2012

We’re on the road! Our first week of travel: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and finally Ohio, where we rest for a few weeks and visit friends and family.

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One Day Until Departure: Lots of Tears

by Kim May 21, 2012

One day until we leave home to travel indefinitely. We’ve been crying like babies.

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3 days until departure. A post about housekeeping: literal and otherwise

by Kim May 18, 2012

Three days until departure! We’re packing boxes and tying up loose ends, making decisions about what to keep and what to give away. It’s pure chaos around here!

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Insomnia and anticipation as reality sinks in

by Kim May 2, 2012

For years this trip was just a grand idea. But as we pack up our stuff and say our final goodbyes it’s sinking in that this is real.

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Confessions of a Soon-To-Be Nomad

by Kim April 15, 2012

36 days until departure: Confessions from a (slightly overwhelmed) soon-to-be nomad

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Seven weeks until departure: rain, reactions, and talismans

by Kim April 1, 2012

Seven weeks until we depart to travel around the world. A reflection on rain, co-worker reactions, and the talismans that have pulled me through.

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The Hardest Part: Leaving Pets to Travel Long Term

by Kim March 25, 2012

The hardest part about traveling is leaving our beloved dogs behind.

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No nerves in sight

by Kim March 11, 2012

10 weeks until departure and I’m not even nervous.

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Planning a long trip? This to-do list will help.

by Kim March 4, 2012

The biggest, baddest RTW to do list: Everything you need to do before you leave to travel the world.

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16 weeks and a million things to do

by Kim February 1, 2012

We leave to travel the world in 16 weeks! We’re so close to the starting line but before we leave we need to tackle our ever expanding to-do list.

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Typhoid, hepatitis and yellow fever, oh my!

by Kim November 28, 2011

The vaccinations we received in preparation of our travels around the world.

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We bought our tickets to Ecuador!!!

by Kim November 13, 2011

After a lifetime of dreaming, three years of saving, and a crazy year of selling our house and all of our stuff, our trip around the world is officially on the books!

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The waiting is the hardest part

by Kim November 11, 2011

After months of working frantically we’ve finally conquered every large obstacle that stood in the way of our dream. Now, it’s a waiting game and the waiting is the hardest part.

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The difference a year makes

by Kim October 28, 2011

My life is insanely different than it was a year ago. What a difference 365 days makes.

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On sunshine and transitions

by Kim October 23, 2011

The rain is returning to Portland, our last rainy season before we take off to travel the world.

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Announcing our RTW plans

by Kim September 28, 2011

Announcing our departure date for our RTW travels and the plan for the first two legs of our trip. We are so excited!!

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