Dear Travel Diary,
After 18 months of planning and saving, Chris and I had finally done it! We had sold his condo, sold my car, quit our jobs, stored or sold all of our belongings, bought world travel insurance, packed our travel essentials into 60L backpacks, and hit the road with our US passports. (Read How to Prepare for Long-Term International Travel)
Our friends asked what route we were going to take. “We’re going to go up the entire west coast from Phoenix to Vancouver!” After that? Our itinerary was blank. Carpe Diem. Seize the moment!