FAQ – What Did We Learn in Leg 3

From the very beginning of our planning, we expected our Asia leg to be the most exotic and therefore most memorable of our initial three long trips. What we didn’t expect was how many once-in-a-lifetime experiences we’d be able to pack in and how many of them we could only describe as “magical.” While so…

FAQ – How Did Our Numbers Look for Leg 3?

Numbers are great for wrapping our heads around all the experiences we’ve had. So, here is our 3rd leg represented in numbers: Countries visited: 5, all new for us – Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, IndonesiaCities visited (overnight): 9Number of hotels: 8Number of hotel nights: 17Number of apartments: 4Number of apartment nights: 68Total beds slept in:…

FAQ – What Did We Learn in Leg 2?

First, some positive reinforcement. I have done such a good job catching up on the blog during our time in Asia. I wrote our last two Europe posts at the start of our Asia leg two months ago and in that time have not only managed to complete all my Mexico/South America posts but also…

FAQ – Can You Summarize Leg 2 in Numbers?

Leg 2 By The Numbers It was a lot of fun for me and Chad to break out the data on Leg 1 and see where we went, how we traveled, where we slept and what we did and ate as a series of statistics. So, I’m doing the same with Leg 2. Without further…

What Have We Learned in a Full Year on the Road?

A year ago today, we landed in Iceland on Chad’s 41st birthday and began this new phase of our life: full-time travel. One of the interesting parts of this experience is how it has impacted our perception of time. For most of the year, time has slowed way down for us, as we were having…

FAQ – What Did We Learn in Leg 1?

Full disclosure – I wrote this post just a few weeks away from the end of Leg 2, and then it has been sitting in wait until now, a few days into Leg 3. I guess one of the lessons I should have mentioned below is that it is harder than I thought to keep…

FAQ – Can You Summarize Leg 1 in Numbers?

In my professional life, I am data-obsessed. I love setting up great tracking systems, setting goals and targets, and analyzing results. So, I thought it would be fun to report out a little data on our travels. Here is a look at Leg 1 by the numbers (with a few favorite lists thrown in): Where…

FAQ – What Have We Learned Halfway through our Europe Leg?

A few days ago, we hit the halfway point of our 116 days in Europe and today we’re at the halfway point of our six-week stay in Budapest, so it is time again to take stock of what we’ve learned. We’re at a very different point than when I wrote about what we learned after…

FAQ – What have we learned from a month on the road?

This week Chad and I celebrated our 1-month anniversary of traveling. We’ve already learned a lot in our short time on the road so far. Here is a brief summary. Busses aren’t that bad Our most frequent method of getting from city to city in the past month has been by bus. Busses are a…

FAQ – How is This Possible? (Pt. 3 – Circumstances Continued)

As we’ve shared the news of our upcoming with folks, people tend to point to a number of circumstances in a way that seems to imply “oh, you can do this because…” Of course, these are not the circumstances that I pointed out in my last blog post that I think are making this possible….