Dear Anthony

Dear Anthony, I’m currently sitting in the back of a bus next to a Buddhist monk somewhere in southern Laos. It feels like I’m a million miles away from home, in distance, surroundings and in comfort, but for some reason as I stare out the window at the bright full moon in the sky, I…

Italy Budget Update – How We Spent $57 per Day

Traveling throughout Italy for 6 weeks in the peak season of August must be crazy expensive.  This is something that most people would think, but it all depends on how you travel.  Are you looking to enter every museum?  Do you need to stay in 4 star hotels, and eat at 4 star restaurants for…

My Experience of 42 Days in Italia

Early on in the process of researching and prepping for traveling around the world long term, Nick and I decided that we would make a point to visit Italy first, and would plan to spend at least a month there.  Being that we are both Italian Americans who have never been to Italy, it only…

Rome is Burning

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but for us, it didn’t take much longer than a few days to start feeling like we were ready to move on.  While in Rome we walked a TON.  The temperatures were over 100F every day we were there, peaking at 105F (40-41C…still working on mastering these conversions).  We…

It’s Go Time

Somehow over a year has flown by since we made the decision to leave everything to travel.  Somehow we are 2 sleeps away from taking off to Rome, and beyond.  The realness of this has increased a notch with each passing day.  After saying goodbye to work 2 weeks ago, Nick and I tried to…

An Unexpected Treasure

As the ferry pulls up along the shore of Koh Phangan, our thoughts were centered on the upcoming main event of our trip to Thailand, the Full Moon Party.   After months of planning, research and anticipation, it was only a couple of days away.  We dropped off our packs at the guesthouse and began…

Down the Final Stretch

After over a year in the making, I gave my two weeks notice to my job today.   It felt like a load was taken off of my shoulders. This is a company that I used to work for during summers in between college and I have been involved with for almost a third of…

The Long Road to World Traveller

Would you believe that up until my 18th birthday, I had only been on a plane one time in my life?  That first time in the sky was when my parents brought my sister and I to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  It was April of 1990 and I was three and a half years…

Why Travel is For Me

  What would you do if you had all the time and money in the world? Would you buy a fancy car?  A mega mansion?  Expensive clothing and accessories? When I ask myself this question, I know my answer immediately.  I would get on a plane to somewhere I haven’t been and I would travel…

The Plan…or Lack Thereof

So where are we going? In our past travels this was a simple, straightforward question with an equally simple, straightforward answer.  However, this journey will see us taking on a different approach, not only due to the length of time that we will be travelling, but also the way we want to travel.  When we…

The Trip of a Lifetime

  “You are so lucky!”  “It’s going to be the trip of a lifetime.”  “I’m so jealous of you.”  “I wish I could do that.”   These are a few of the most common responses I get when telling someone our plans of leaving our jobs and everyday lives to travel the world.  What’s ironic…