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Start the Countdown!!

3. January 2009

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5 months!!  Did you hear me?  I said 5, count them…five months until we take our first Giant Step! One, two, three, four, five…does that sound like very many to you? It doesn’t to me! Of course, we’ve been counting down since we first made this decision in April 2008, and you’ve been counting down […]

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Eating Around The World

20. December 2008

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When Jason and I first met 10 years ago he was working in the restaurant service industry (yes, that’s a fancy way of saying he was a waiter) and knew lots about food. I had always enjoyed going out for dinner and during our courtship we spent plenty of time in some of the best […]

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The Dreaded Lurgy

13. December 2008

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The Dreaded Lurgy

It’s time to look at all the vaccinations and illness avoidness techniques that we will need while we’re away. As we are traveling primarily in disease endemic areas, there are plenty of vaccinations, medications and precautions that we will have to have in order to ensure that we don’t catch some dreaded lurgy. This is […]

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Risky Business

6. December 2008

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Risky Business

  This week I was going to write about where we might be one year from now. Like I said here, one of the ways we stay motivated is to imagine where we’ll be this time next year. However, one year from now we will be in India and not long after that we’ll be […]

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Woot…Wooot…Holler!!!

27. November 2008

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Woot…Wooot…Holler!!!

We had an open house on the weekend that finally proved fruitful!!  We have accepted an offer on our condo.  It’s on condition of the sale of the buyers current condo, but we are optimistic that their place is well priced and in a desirable area of town (wait a minute…isn’t that what we said a little […]

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Staying Motivated

22. November 2008

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We’re just about 1/2 way from when we decided we would take this step, to actually leaving at the beginning of June 2009.  At first we were tentative and scared, wondering if we could, wondering if we should do this. Then we were secretive and excited as we planned and schemed a way to do […]

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One World….Three Ways

8. November 2008

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When it comes to planning a trip around the world, it seems you can do it one of three ways. We haven’t decided yet which, of the three, we will go with. Each has merits, downsides and comfort level. On the travel sites I’ve visited, and the travelogues I read, one method does not stand […]

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Engfranish Anyone?

1. November 2008

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Engfranish Anyone?

I love my spanish teacher.  I love learning spanish. I’m not sure I’m very good at it, as it seems to be taking a long time, but I am loving the process. I think I’m good at pronouncing the words, and I’m not bad at reading, but conjugating verbs and coming up with words is […]

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South America Itinerary

18. October 2008

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As South America is our first stop, it has been easier to develop an itinerary for.  Being there next summer makes it within reach and, therefore, easier to imagine a plan for. Now for the caveat…although we have an itinerary, and a general sense of where we might be when, we are also open to […]

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It’s Nail-biting Time…

11. October 2008

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Okay, I’m scared.   Our place has been on the market for coming on three months, and not a nibble to be had. At first I thought our price was too high, so we dropped it.  And then we dropped it again. Then I thought that buyers were just waiting it out, seeing what our […]

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Where Will We Go…Building The Itinerary

4. October 2008

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Where Will We Go?

Well, that’s the big question isn’t it? Where will we go? The world is a big space and, even given a year to travel, we can’t see it all. As much as traveling the world is supposed to be a serendipitous adventure, for us, there still must be a rough itinerary that blocks out where […]

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