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Preparations | The Time to Go Is Now

Category Archives: Preparations

Advice and ideas to help you prepare for your travel adventure.

Selling all my earthly possessions.

Well, most of them anyway.  There are somethings that I won’t part with like my guitars and my video game collection (NES, Genesis, N64, Gamecube, etc.).  But for the most part everything is on the table.  My original plan was to start sorting things and making lists of what to sell but I realized that… Continue Reading

Applying for a passport.

Well, renewing my passport really.  You can find all the information you need at the Department of State’s website.  I misread the fees at first and thought that I would have to pay extra to get additional pages added to my new passport.  Fortunately, if you are renewing they will give you the extra pages… Continue Reading

How much is this going to cost?

Good question.  After doing quite a bit of research the magic number out there for a person traveling alone averaged out to be under $50 a day.  That included food, a place to stay, transport in country, and any other activities or admission fees.  Travel gear, airfare to your starting location and travel visas aren’t… Continue Reading

What are you going to do for health insurance?

I’m not going to lie.  This is my biggest concern.  Julie and I both have chronic issues that have a potential to cause problems on the trip.  There is travel insurance and we most definitely will be getting it.  If you are traveling abroad you should definitely look into it.  Your personal health insurance probably… Continue Reading

So, where to start?

To be honest, I don’t remember what search term I put into Google to start my research.  I was cruising airbnb.com for apartments in Croatia and after finding several quality places at what I considered to be ridiculously low prices I lamented the fact that I was going to only have a maximum of three… Continue Reading

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