I have decided to fulfill my lifelong dream of traveling around the world starting in about 12 months time. I’m currently 33 years old and not getting any younger, and with no mortgage, car payments, significant other or kids, this is the right time to do something like this. Well, the right time would have been 10 years ago, but back then I didn’t have the means nor the vision to do it.
My initial plan to is go for a minimum of 3 years. I’m not sure where I’ll be going first (probably New Zealand), and I don’t think that is very important either in such a long trip. I have many places that I want to visit for sure and I know that eventually I’ll get there. I have no idea how many countries or cities I’ll end up visiting, or how long I’ll stay at each place. I like to travel slow and have complete freedom, so I might stay in any particular place for 1 day or many months. After 1 year I might get tired of it all and decide to come home. Or, I might just keep on traveling for the rest of my life, stopping from time to time to work and save money to keep on traveling. I really don’t know what will happen, and I don’t think I’m supposed to at this time.
What I do know is that a little bit before June 2014, I’ll be in Argentina to meet my high school friends before going together to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. We are all getting older and a few of them are starting (or planning soon) to form families, so we see this as our last chance to take a trip like this together.
There are a million things I want to do, see, and experience during this round the world trip. Too many to list them all in this post without making it unbearably long, so I’ll post them in separate posts between now and my departure day.