That's All Folks!

By: leelefever on January 6, 2007 - 12:04pm

Dear reader, this dispatch concludes a 2 year odyssey for us – 1 year of preparation and 1 year of international travel.  And so it ends with one last dispatch before this site is frozen in time. 

Before we say goodbye, we want to remind you that a trip like this is something you can do too.  We often hear statements like “I wish I could do a trip like that” or “I could never do that now”.  Our message is that you can do it if you’re willing to make the trip a priority in your life.  The hardest part is mental – convincing yourself that a year of travel is a realistic and achievable goal.  Once you’re convinced, good long-term planning accounts for everything else.  It may not happen next year of or in five years, but the key is to start planning now. You’ll be surprised at how things fall into place.

  • Step 1: Set a realistic departure date (this enables you to plan ahead) and stick to it
  • Step 2: Alter your lifestyle to start saving money responsibly
  • Step 3: Tell your friends and family (a little peer pressure does wonders)

If you need help, we wrote a lot about our preparation and what we called “The Monetorium” – a change in lifestyle built around financing your next big adventure.  Further, you can always contact us with questions. 

Lastly, we want to extend an earth-sized thank you to the friends, family and readers who made us feel at home where ever we were.  Your comments, emails and advice gave us more support than we can put into words.  We hope that, through this web site, our trip became your trip too.

By: ChrisV on January 8, 2007 - 9:51pm
I've been following your postings over the last month or two. Thanks for giving us insight into your travel, and for posting such interesting travel material and photos!
By: leelefever on February 13, 2007 - 2:15pm
Thanks Chris... For those of you that are wondering... The comment spammers have targeted this site in a big way and we've had to close the comments for a while. We hope to have them back up soon.
By: leelefever on March 16, 2007 - 2:43pm
Finally, after a couple of months, the comments are open to those of us who are not spammers.
By: soultravelers3 on February 29, 2008 - 7:41am
We are 18 months into our own open ended trip around the world ( ) and I just found your site! It is great and full of helpful and entertaining information. Yes,yes, yes....anyone can do this!! It has been more enriching and rewarding for our family than we could have imagined and we love the freedom and lifestyle so much that we are becoming perpetual travelers and global nomads. ;) Yes, it can be done as a family and one can even homeschool and play a violin and piano around the world! lol BTW we also love your tutorials on youtube. Thanks so much for all your great input. Carpe deim!!