Pack it up, pack it in (so we can begin)

As we get closer, the actual threat of packing a year's worth of stuff looms large. Which means... we need bags. There's so many factors to consider. Here's some handy mind-vomit bullet points: First off, can we fit all the stuff we need!? Will that stuff be accessible? I remember my Duke of Edinburgh Gold … Continue reading Pack it up, pack it in (so we can begin)

“Oh cool, I love spreadsheets” said no one ever. How do you plan your travels?

The planning process has been more involved than expected. Sure, a lot of what we actually do and see will be spontaneous, on a whim... but there's so much more to think about... Waypoints Finances Packing Clothing Currencies Visas Vaccinations That's just for starters, and obviously it's been a bit of an administrative chore. We … Continue reading “Oh cool, I love spreadsheets” said no one ever. How do you plan your travels?

Taking the leap: booking that one-way flight.

We've booked our out-bound flight. Yep, that one-way out-bound flight with only the bags on our backs! We booked a flight with TAP air that takes us from Heathrow to Lisbon and then onto Rio de Janeiro the following day. As mentioned in a previous post, we try to book as much as we can … Continue reading Taking the leap: booking that one-way flight.