There was a lot of anticipation as to what our re-entry experience would be like after spending the past year travelling to 11 countries and now returning to home in New Hampshire. Friends and family kept bringing up things like "re-entry", "culture shock", "back to reality", etc. I tried to picture what things would be … Continue reading We’re back. (In NH, that is).
Pretty soon our stay in Ecuador is coming to an end. We've been here nearly 2 months and really only explored 2 areas, Quito and Loja. Quito is the sprawling capital sitting at over 9000 feet and Loja is a small city in the south with a laid back vibe. There an abundance of parks … Continue reading Why I need another 2 months in Ecuador
Taking a year off and traveling the world was not on my bucket list. Owning a business that I could step away from time to time to explore or relax was. I've owned 3 businesses over the course of my life and my goal with each of those businesses was to at some point be … Continue reading Zero to 60, fear setting, this in-between time, and what’s next.
We arrived in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, on 8/31/2018. The city of 2.5 million sits at 9350 feet above sea level so you need to give yourself a little time to get used to the elevation. Some visitors experience altitude sickness so it's best to take it easy and notice what's going on with … Continue reading Ecuador
The last time we checked in with an itinerary was 5/17/2018, with 12 countries on the list at that time - India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia. Things continued to change. Here's what we finally ended up with: India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. India … Continue reading The Ultimate Itinerary.
I get asked this question a lot. The answer? The people we've met. People like our friend MP (Mahipal Singh) in Rishikesh, India, who picked us up at the airport, at night, drove us to our apartment, and then went back to his restaurant, cooked us dinner, and delivered it us. We met MP on … Continue reading What is the best part about travelling the world?
Some of the fascinating and sometimes disturbing observations I've made this past year while travelling through almost a dozen different countries are the political systems. As frustrated as Americans can be with our political systems we are blessed when compared to most of the rest of the world. Let's take a closer look. India. It's … Continue reading You don’t know how lucky you are, boy.
So the plan was to fly from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Quito, Ecuador. We got to the airport at 3 AM for our 6 AM flight. No lines. We checked in at the desk with our boarding passes, ready to check luggage, and we were asked for our Yellow Fever Inoculation Certificate. Hmmm. We didn't … Continue reading “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao Tzu
Fly 10 hours non-stop from Africa to South America and land in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That was the plan. The question was, do we catch a connecting flight and move onto Ecuador or take a break in Brazil? We opted for the break. After a little "researching" different areas of Sao Paulo to stay in, … Continue reading Brazil? Why not.
It's been a little over a week since we've left Asia and I miss it already. Each country we visited had its own little quirks. We unexpectedly fell in love with some of the places we visited. The most pleasant surprise of the trip, so far, has been Malaysia. I don't want to take anything … Continue reading Asia in the rear view mirror