I hope that I can share information with others who are looking to plan an extended vacation, or any vacation at that. I would also appreciate any information or helpful sites that you have found in your research. If you're currently on a journey of this nature, or have returned from one, or are also planning for one, I would be grateful for your advice and findings!
A little background...
Ever since I studied abroad in Australia during my sophomore year of collge, I've longed to take another extended trip. However, I wanted one without classes, without a typical job that would tie me down, and without too many plans so that I could move along to where I wanted, when I wanted.
Despite wanting a trip "without plans," here I am, writing about planning this trip.
But I digress. It's been a longstanding dream, and now, in my mid/late (what constitutes late?) twenties, after two years of marriage, the purchase of a house, and a stable (seemingly) job, I've managed to convince my husband and myself that we can drop it all for six months to a year (depending on how long our money holds out) and pursue this dream that is grabbing each of us stronger each day.
I'm not thrilled about putting a set timeline on our trip, but it seems necessary, and helps make everyone else feel more comfortable with the idea. So...(minimum) six months is a satisfactory statement.
That brings me to another issue/point/means of frustration (at times): Everyone else.
That will be my next post...the people in our lives that we will be "leaving behind" and may or may not "get it."