Note to Self: Halfway There

Dear Emily: It’s been 6.5 weeks, and you’re halfway there! It seems like you’ve been gone for years, and though you have the same amount of time remaining as has already passed, suddenly it feels like you’re going home tomorrow. Your first week on the road was a crash course in backpacking and in making it […]

#MeetPlanGo 2012


In the process of deciding to travel and laying the groundwork to make it happen, I have discovered that I am far from alone. In addition to talking to some incredibly kind and helpful bloggers, I recently had the opportunity to take a day trip to NYC for the 2012 edition of Meet Plan Go, […]

The September Checklist

Many people who set off on long-term travel spend months — even years — planning and saving for their adventures. With less than four months from the day I made this decision until the day my plane takes off, I don’t have that luxury. It’s both a blessing and a curse, but in any case, […]