In the first article of my series on Saving for a Trip Around the World, I shared a little background on my decision to make a global tour my personal goal. I also touched on the reality of my financial situation at the time (namely my debt). For the remainder of the series, I will […]
I was introduced to the services of MOO.com by my friend Andrew during a recent trip to New York City. We were sitting in a bar talking about our respective websites, when he whipped out one of his new business (mini) cards. I was immediately struck by the smaller than normal dimensions, specifically 20mm x […]
The story behind my decision to backpack around the world for 12+ months.
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 […]
When backpacking abroad, there are many things I miss about home, including six bathroom comforts that are easy to take for granted.
The bald traveler faces unique challenges on the road. Tropical beaches, water sports, and high altitude trekking can greatly increase the risks of sun exposure.
Passport Renewal Yesterday, I had a new passport photo taken at my local FedEx Kinko’s. The cost was $5 per set, where a set equaled two photos. I ordered a total of three sets for starters. Two photos were sent along with my passport renewal application, and I’m keeping the other four for future use. […]
Raise! It’s the first Friday of Spring in the States and…payday! This is my first paycheck to include my merit increase for 2006. It’s a nice monthly boost which will just barely cover my rather large rent increase for the next 7 months. Time is really flying now. It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 […]
Yesterday was D-Day in Vienna, VA. I left work in the early afternoon, stopped by my parent’s house, and was driven to the dentist for Stage 1 of my dental implant (thanks mom). My concerns were shared here 13 days ago, and the experience certainly lived up to them. Initially, I couldn’t wait to share […]
I received my first annual bonus…ever…yesterday. I’d literally been looking forward to the day since my company was acquired in 2005. Perhaps that is why it seemed so anti-climactic. I had earmarked the whole bonus for my RTW savings 15 months before it was in my pocket. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very satiated by […]