RTW planning

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My rtw packing essentials

by Kim November 23, 2012

I’ve been lugging around a 65-liter pack for awhile now and have learned a thing or two about what I really need out here on the road. Here are my RTW packing essentials.

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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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The biggest, baddest RTW to do list

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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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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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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RTW Planning Makes You Boring

by Kim September 18, 2011

Planning a trip around the world dominates my thoughts. It’s all I think about and all I talk about. Here’s your fair warning: travel planning makes you boring.

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Sacrifices? There are plenty.

by Kim August 9, 2011

Think you don’t need to make sacrifices to follow your dream? Brian and I have made plenty. This is what it feels like to sell our beloved home in order to have the freedom to pursue our dreams.

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The Speed of Change

by Kim July 17, 2011

Last week we put our house on the market. One day later we had a full price offer (thanks to St. Joseph). Change is coming at warp speed around here lately.

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World Travel Is 10 Months Away!

by Kim February 27, 2011

The monthly countdown continues! Only 10 months until we travel the world!! Plenty of highs and lows this month including the harsh reality of our “house situation.”

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RTW Must-Do List

by Kim February 17, 2011

Read on for the 13 adventures we want to experience on our trip around the world.

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RTW Countdown: 11 months

by Kim January 31, 2011

January 2011 is history and that means we’ve only got 11 months (less than a year!) before our RTW!

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We’re going to travel around the world!!

by Kim January 9, 2011

We told our friends and family that we are going to quit our jobs to travel the world! Here’s the email that started it all.

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The Change Jar is a Beautiful Thing

by Kim January 8, 2011

The history of our change jar. Every penny saved is a tiny step closer to meeting our RTW savings goals.

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