It was 5 years ago this week when I put pen to paper and wrote down my goal to travel around the world. The exact date was April 19, 2002. This week also marks the 3 month anniversary of my blog. And while we're on the topic, March 2007 marked the 8th anniversary of my domain name, GoBackpacking.com!
As I reflect over the past 3 months of blogging, I realize I've yet to touch upon the planning aspects of my adventure in a detailed, sustained, or meaningful way. I love the logistical aspect of travel, and have learned quite a bit from others who have gone before me. Hopefully, some insight into my approach will prove useful to future travelers. After all, I picked my domain name in 1999 with the desire to encourage every person to “go backpacking.”
So without further ado…Click on the text link if you have Microsoft Excel, or click on the “View” box to see an HTML version (everyone else).
Please feel free to comment on what I've included, have yet to mention, or am obviously putting off!
On Wednesday evening, I'm going to kick off my weekly series “Saving for a Trip Around the World” which will feature my rough itinerary, budget, savings goals, and progress toward those goals.