1st entry and the last before the adventure begins...
Wanderlust: n. A strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.
I'm 24 years old and I've always dreamed of traveling the world. Growing up, instead of buying a new car, my parents would take my brothers and me on a trip, and I thank my parents for instilling me with a love of exploring the world from a young age, because I'm about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.
I've decided to take a life-changing trip around the world...eat, pray, love style. The first part, seeing some parts of the world that I've long dreamed of seeing, and the second part, working overseas either in India, East Africa, or South Africa (or all three!). So a few weeks ago, I left my job at the University of Virginia and kissed Charlottesville, VA goodbye after 6 years. In two days, I leave for my trip, and in 4 days (yes, it takes 24 hours to get there plus an extra day since I'll pass the International Date Line), I'll be in Auckland, New Zealand.
1. New Zealand (Rugby World Cup 2011)
2. New Caledonia
3. Australia (Australian Open 2012)
8. Sri Lanka
10. Nepal (Everest Base Camp)
13. South Africa
People keep asking me how I feel: a mix of excitement, fear of the unknown, so many things....but I have this inkling which brings a smile to my face that my life is about to change....for the better. So this, my friends, is my story about my trip around the world. I look forward to hearing your thoughts along the way. Thanks for following and I look forward to sharing this experience with you!
Catch ya on the flip side
P.S. Thanks to this guy for showing me how you can travel around the world for $418. (Mine was actually only $300 so I got him beat http://nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/12/09/how-to-fly-35000-miles-visit-4-continents-9-countries-and-15-cities-for-418/