Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tentative Itinerary!!!

This itinerary is sooooo tentative it's almost ridiculous to post it, but Im posting it so that you all can see at least where I want to go and give me awesome suggestions if you know/hear of incredible things to do around the area!  Please note the call for action there... You- please give me suggestions!

Why stress the tentativeness?? Since Im rolling solo, I want to be able to follow every open door that comes along.. be that a short term job, a sweet volunteer opportunity, a group of hippies inviting me off to RV thru Russia, or a whisper in the wind that says 'go hot air ballooning in Slovenia"... Im ready for it!!

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." - James Michener

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J. R. R. Tolkien

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it." - John Steinbeck

Basically, Im planning to be a feather-- floating wherever the wind blows me :).  Being as "local" as possible, immersing in the different cultures as completely as possible, staying as long as needed in each place.  All I know is Im buying a one way ticket into New Zealand, and my first check on my bucket list will be bungee jumping in Auckland!!!

So, without further adieu:

Probable Stops:

MIA to:
-Grand Canyon and West Coast road trip!
-NZ and Australia-- all over :)
-All over SE Asia: Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, etc
-China and Japan
-Egypt- (if I find a group!)
-South Africa
-Chile/Argentina-all over S.America
-Up central america--- until Im fluent in Spanish!!

So many great things planned already, so many more needed!!  What Im really looking for?? Any advice you got, especially if it's about a once in a lifetime/ incredible opportunity or experience- for instance: Im going to be doing an archeological dig in Bosnia (thanks Cory!), helping build a school in Calcutta (thanks Hemley!), and attending the Holi Festival!  Sooooo, please comment/email/facebook/call/mail/text/deliver me some ideas!