A new RTW blog for couples!
My husband and I are leaving on a two-year (or more?) RTW trip in January. We've been saving like crazy since we got married two years ago, but we are NOT financial professionals or anything like that. We will have scraped together about $18,000 by the time we leave. To make this trip last, we will be exploring "alternative" routes for just about everything and working labor jobs as we go. We'll start out in Mexico, where we will hitch a ride with a sailboat to the Pacific Islands. From there, everything is totally up in the air.
I've started a blog to chronicle our trip -- [url]madamevagabond.wordpress.com[/url]. For now, I'm mostly focusing on gear, preparing for the unknown, and what we're dealing with here in the city (NYC) before we head out. As the trip gets underway, I'll provide tips on ways to travel uber-cheaply, how to live without tickets and itineraries, and making the most of travel with your significant other.
Happy travels, and hope to see you (and link to you) soon!!
we just got married two years ago and are from new york too. small world. we're in koh tao right now enjoying beach life and are about 2.5 months into our yearlong RTW trip. we took a look at your blog...we thought we were saving for an apartment too but decided that was silly. who needs to own something in the city, right? travel's more fun.
good call on not bringing big bags. we each have 40-liter backpacks and are doing just fine. we see people with 70-80L bags on their backs, a huge daypack on their fronts, and some sort of purse/messenger bag. we do not envy them. we have no idea what kind of crap they are carrying.
advice: get rid of a lot of stuff in your apartment now. we definitely donated a lot of stuff to goodwill or gave it to friends, but we still kept a lot more than we should. we shoved everything into our one big bedroom closet and are not looking forward to unpacking it when we come back. we truly don't need it.
it's been good having each other while traveling. we've met tons of people who are traveling by themselves, and neither of us thinks that we would be able to do it. it's comforting having your loved one right there to bitch about annoying young backpackers. haha.
enjoy the city for the next few months. we definitely miss it but are happy to be out on the road.
-mike and hanna
Thanks for the add, PDXNative! I'm still trying to figure out how to customize the blog features, but once I do I'd love to make a little list of fellow travelers' sites. I'm only good for about half an hour of back-end stuff at a time before I just lose my mind.
[On a weird note! I just got kind of reamed out on the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum for the exact same post. There's a lot doubters over there! It was only after I thought to look at those responses that I came to check in over here, with much trepidation. I'm glad to see y'all have a little more faith in the low-budget traveler! Long live BootsnAll!]
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