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Celebrating Two Years of Travel

Life in a few bags

WOW. Today we are celebrating two years of being on the road. It feels like such an incredible accomplishment to have made it this far. When we first set out we described our journey as “indefinite” and for the entire of the first year it felt like it may end up that way. But as the months into our second year wore on it became obvious that we were definitely not going to have the money to continue funding this little trip of ours forever. Additionally, in spite of all of the wonderful, amazing, life changing things we are seeing and doing, we have started to feel a tiny bit homesick and nostalgic for all things Canada. We’ve started having more and more conversations about Tim Hortons, Rick Mercer, Rita MacNeil Christmas Specials and poutine. Alas, we’ve decided that the next several months of 2013 will be our last as long-term travelers. We plan to return home in May or June of this year.

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A Year in the Life

A Year in the Life

Wow wow wow wow wow! As of today we have been on the road, or away from home for one entire year. Right now this is all feeling very crazy to me for several reasons. First of all I honestly cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by. We arrived back in Maui yesterday morning and in so many ways it felt like we never left, never mind that we had done so many amazing things in the time in between. The other reason this one year travel anniversary date seems crazy to me is that in the past I had always imagined that in travelling for a year you would have the time to see the entire world, or at least as much of it as you were keen to see. I thought that in this year we would visit at least a few continents and a minimum of ten countries. On the complete contrary we spent the entire year in Oceania, spending our time mostly concentrated in a few countries.

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