Archive | RTW Planning RSS feed for this section

And Then There Were Three…

6. June 2009



Meet Roland. He heard that we were about to embark on a journey around the world and contacted us to ask if he could join us. He comes with great credentials, having traveled much of the world already. Iceland, India, Malaysia, Norway, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Japan, and Jordan just to name a few. In […]

Continue reading...

OneGiantStep Packing List

1. June 2009

Comments Off on OneGiantStep Packing List

Here’s a link to our packing list. It tracks most of what we packed for our one year RTW trip and include some post trip notes about what worked and what didn’t. I also wrote a post when we returned about what we packed and how it worked out. You can read here about the […]

Continue reading...

OneGiantStep Day By Day Budget

1. June 2009

Comments Off on OneGiantStep Day By Day Budget

I struggled with the idea of making our budget public. The thought of making all of our spending open to scrutiny makes most of us squirm. However, while researching our RTW trip, I found it very difficult to get a real idea of what if might cost us and so I decided to be transparent. […]

Continue reading...

Japan Itinerary

23. May 2009



Japan is the last place to visit in our current itinerary. I say current itinerary because, although we have a plan as to where we want to go, the itinerary is certainly subject to change. A plan is only necessary to know what we are deviating from should we change our mind.  Japan is expensive. […]

Continue reading...

Indonesia Itinerary

9. May 2009



Indonesia is a country of 17,000 islands! Of which we plan on visiting 5…maybe. Bali is the main reason for visiting Indonesia. A small island that, although it has grown in popularity, is still laid back and relaxed. There is Kuta in the south leading to the Bukit Peninsula which houses the luxurious tourist resorts […]

Continue reading...

Ok, Can We Just Go Now?

2. May 2009



I’m done. I’m ready already. I’m prepared. I’m excited. I’m anxious. We have been planning for the better part of a year now and I think we have it all covered. I have lists, and lists of lists. I’ve ticked off almost every item on every list – not bad considering I am usually a […]

Continue reading...

Vietnam Itinerary

25. April 2009



It’s getting harder and harder to develop itineraries. It’s hard to think of being in Vietnam one year from now when we’ll be in Peru in 5 weeks! And so our plan is pretty loose. We’ll spend about three weeks here but will have to keep on the move as we plan on seeing the country […]

Continue reading...

You’re Crazy…No YOU’RE Crazy…Get Out Of My Head!!

18. April 2009



Note to self…never test the psychotic side effects of medication and try hypnosis at the same time. This week, in an attempt to keep our malaria medication costs down, we have been trying a ‘loading dose’ of Mefloquin to see if we would suffer the psychotic side effects. Side effects include (but are not limited […]

Continue reading...

Bursting At The Seams

10. April 2009


Bursting At The Seams

We put our packing list together last weekend. We’ve decided on and purchased our backpacks so it was time to decide what to put in them. We’ve been thinking about the packing list almost since we decided to go on a year long jaunt around the world. As soon as we decided to sell or store […]

Continue reading...

Laos Itinerary

4. April 2009



Of all the countries we’re planning on visiting, I think Laos is the most ‘off the beaten track’. Having only been open to tourism for 20 years, it’s not a huge tourist destination but those that have been seem to fall in love with it, and the people.  We’ll start by crossing from Northern Thailand […]

Continue reading...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles…and TukTuks…and Motorbikes…and Camels…

28. March 2009



Besides food and accomodation, the other element of our trip that will see plenty of variety is modes of transportation. Moving from place to place, and getting around each place we’ll be visiting will be a huge part of our trip. I can only imagine all the types of vehicles we will encounter while traveling […]

Continue reading...