I started this blog so I would have a place where I could keep track of what's happening or is going to happen in my life as I travel the world over the next eight to nine months. I hadn't mentioned where I'll be going yet or the itinerary for good reason; it was still being created, produced and arranged by the amazing Meagan at Global Basecamps and airline sleuth Daniel at Airtreks . It's almost finished but beginning October 26th, 2010, I'm on my way to: Iceland-UK-Germany (again but this time I'm in Berlin)-Italy-India-Cambodia-Singapore-Vietnam-South Korea-Japan-Indonesia-Australia-New Zealand-Fiji-Hawaii-then back home in May 2011! I won't go into detail too much now regarding the itinerary. I'd rather write about each adventure as it happens!
People have asked me, after first getting over the shock of me going, and the places I'm visiting (and the length of time I'm going to be away for), why I'm doing this. Each time my answer seems to be different but in this blog I can say the exact reason(s) why. I'm doing this for me. It's exactly as it sounds; selfish, self-centered and sort of insane. Yeah, big surprise there right? But I'm also doing this because I need to do this; because I want to enjoy this life while I'm still in it, and although this is an extreme way to do it, it just feels RIGHT. I'm also doing this for Robbie, who - although he did travel extensively - never had/got the chance to experience something on this scale, and although I will feel him every step of the way watching over me, I still wish with all my heart that he was doing this with me. Since he can't I'm going to do this for both of us and enjoy every minute of it!