Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wish Book

This book sits on our coffee table in the living room. Every now and then I thumb through it, especially when I hear an interesting geographical fact. Sure, I could GOOGLE that factoid, but this ATLAS is here, in 3D, right at my fingertips. It's not an ordinary coffee table book, for us, it's our wish book.

Our Wish Book

In the last year or so, we've been following several travel bloggers, each with their own travel philosophies, strategies, and tips. Not to mention their Brand. Something Hali and I will soon reveal once we know what our Brand is. 

Recently, I've discovered the travel site BootsnAll. I like this site for several reasons but foremost is that this community of travelers doesn't categorize the various travel strategies as the best or worst but instead, gives you options, without the sales pitch.

They outline a 30-day long term travel plan with a course of action every day. After 30 days, you get a pretty good idea which direction you might go.

With BootsnAll, they cover the obvious like packing, budget, overland travel, etc. as well as the topics which will require some homework. This includes visas, vaccinations, and travel insurance.

The efficiency of slow travel makes sense, however there are many not so obvious issues to prepare for and, as a student of travel, do a little homework every day.

For us, part of the fun is planning, and essential, in determining our long term itinerary. One little problem we're facing is which page in this book do we open to first?

So many options.

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