Travel Immunizations

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needles and pills

Traveling to Asia comes with some health considerations for an American living in Norway. Over the Christmas holiday, I went to a U.S. company called Passport Health, as well as used the Norwegian and United Kingdom websites to check their recommendations. I found the Norwegian site to be an easy to use summary for regions, while […]

What About After?

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the future next exit

When I tell people I am doing this crazy trip, many folks ask: “What about after, what will you do? Are you coming back to Norway?”. I don’t really know… I plan to travel for about a year, but that could turn into just a couple months, or longer, depending on how I like it and […]

Guide Books

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guide books

I spent some time over the holiday break planning my Itinerary and researching early countries like Turkey, India, China, and many countries in Southeast Asia. I love my Kindle, but I’ve found over the years that I don’t really like electronic travel books – it’s too hard to flip to the section you want for a […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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2015

I spent the holidays in Florida this year with my parents and sister’s family, and was able to spend some time planning and updating my itinerary. It looks like I (think) I’ll end up in New Zealand for some of November and December right until Christmas next year, and then spending the actual day in Hawaii […]

A Plan Begins to Form

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three passes nepal

Well, there goes the budget! Sort of… but I have the first solid piece of my itinerary! After being highly recommended by my colleague and friend Matt, another colleague and friend Alex and I have booked a three week trek in Nepal! Something called the “Three Passes” trekking through Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La. $1550 for […]

Travel Insurance

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127 hours

I knew I needed to get some sort of trip insurance for the health emergency coverage, but I didn’t really know where to start. Reading up on Nomadic Matt’s website about Travel Insurance, I found World Nomads which both he and Lonely Planet seem to recommend. I also checked his other recommendation insuremytrip which is a comparison […]

My Pack

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osprey stratos 36

Traveling for a long period out of a backpack is certainly going to be a challenge. I’ve hiked and camped and traveled for a few weeks from one before, but I always had a home to return to with all sorts of comforts. My initial thoughts are to travel in my Osprey Stratos 36. This is […]

My Finances

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private plane and mercedes

I’ve wanted to take a long trip for quite a while, but I never felt like I could afford it… or returning from it if I couldn’t find a job immediately. A few things changed recently, though: Most importantly, after not paying much attention to my US accounts for a while, I checked things out and […]

First!

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celebrating

I may be suffering from a bit of an early-mid-life crisis. At 32 years old, I am quitting my job and selling almost everything I own just to live from a backpack and bum around the world for a while… until I get sick of it. There’s lots of things to do so that I’m […]