Welcome to my first ever attempt at blogging…I figured that now was as good a time as any to get started, as I’m about to embark on what’s being called the “trip of a lifetime”.
I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity to take some time off from a very busy career to do some traveling, reflect and decide what I’d like to do with the next chapter of my life. My very own version of “Eat. Pray. Love.”
So here’s the scoop. My last day of work was October 31st, subsequent to which I packed up my worldly belongings, put them in storage in San Diego, filled my car with a few suitcases and made my way up the west coast en route to Seattle, which is serving as my “home base” and official address of record for the next several months. After a quick flight to the east coast for my cousin’s wedding (congratulations Bobby & Susan!) and a fabulous excursion to NYC with my Mom (Jane) and sister-in-law (Kathi), it was time to get busy with details of trip planning–obtaining visas, new passport pages, vaccinations, hotels, flights, etc.
I departed the US on December 30th, with the following itinerary (in order of travel):
Myanmar (aka Burma)
I returned to the US in early May, then took off again, this time for South America. Just 2 destinations on this leg of my trip:
And finally, beginning in July, a jaunt through Europe:
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Thanks for joining me on this fabulous journey!