Blog Entries for the 'Getting Ready for Our Trip' Category

Booking Hostels

Time is quickly running out before we depart for Russia.  The days, hectic and not nearly long enough, seem to all blend together.  We’ve been so busy lately, but it seems like there’s still so much to do!  One of my tasks has been to look up hostels and book them online. It seems simple […]

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What I Can Carry On My Back
What I Can Carry On My Back

You would think that going around the world for an entire year would require quite a packing list.  After all, a year is a long time! But for our trip, we’ve narrowed it down to what I consider to be the bare essentials. I like clothes.  I like changing my outfit several times a day […]

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Meagan arrives
Welcome Meagan!

Meagan has arrived! We are so happy to have her here and excited that she has already begun her round the world trip with her journey from Salt Lake City, UT to our house near Boston, MA.

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Life is a Sky-Way

Bella faces her fear of flying:
We were flying to California… oh great! I guess it will be a LONG flight. Time to brave the (air) waves!

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Would you leave everything and travel around the world?

There are a lot of negatives – weather disasters, low food budget, leaving pets, family, friends, having no home, and my mom starting a non-profit in an economic crisis. There are probably some positives and I will probably look back and say I liked it – probably. Read more about what I think about this idea.

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Ready or Not, Here I Come

The excitement I feel about this trip is indescribable.  I still can’t quite grasp the fact that in only a few short months I will be picking up and leaving on a yearlong journey.  I can’t wait until I can start making a difference.  For me, the anticipation for this trip outweighs my fear of […]

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Long Term Travel with Kids – Awesome Adventure – or Bad Parenting?

Since I work for an archaeological institute, I work with many people who have traveled extensively. Most people have been supportive of my round the world adventure plans and of the non-profit I am starting. Sometimes, however, I am thrown off guard when someone well-traveled tells me that the trip is a really bad idea. Read about some of the travel horror stories they have shared with me. Comment to share your own good and bad travel experiences.

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Why "Three Cups of Tea" can be dangerous! – by Bella

Persuasive Essay                 2/11/10 Three Cups of Tea Three Cups of Tea, a story told by a brave man. Usually I don’t enjoy stories that are nonfiction. This story was just the same. Sure it was touching, but sill. I couldn’t handle it, I felt as if it was pushing me towards my own adventure. Some […]

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The Unexpected

It’s been hard for me to think too much about the trip lately. If I think about it too much, I start to feel anxiety. Of course I’m excited for the trip, but an unforeseen occurrence is making it harder for me to accept that I’m leaving so soon. I never expected that I would […]

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Traveling far from home

Trips: for me, it all depends on how far I have to go away from home. One day our mom shouted “We’re going to Disney World!” Now you may say to yourself, ‘What kind of child wouldn’t want to go to Disney World?’ I’m right along with you, but now let’s put the whole ‘how […]

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