Posts made in April, 2008

What on earth are we bringing?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2008 in Getting Ready | 5 comments

What on earth are we bringing?

I have learnt both from experience and from hours of procrastinating while reading travel sites that packing a backpack is both a science and an art.  Travel Independent has an excellent list of what you actually need when you carry your life on your back – I also have taken great joy in the preparations of Snarky in Africa, most especially her post about using solver to pick her shoes!  Due to the places we are going and our budget we have decided to bring a tent with us.  I know that this will get many strong reactions, both positive and negative, but in order to finance our year...

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Divesting ourselves…

Posted by on Apr 26, 2008 in Getting Ready | 2 comments

Divesting ourselves…

I just finished my last exam of my student career (at least for the forseeable future) and I am feeling a little weird about that. Rather than being incredibly excited I am eerily calm about the whole thing.  After three years, thousands of dollars,  and hours and hours of work I thought that this would have been a more remarkable feeling.  Maybe it hasn’t hit home yet because I still have a final edit of my 40 page research paper to do… Regardless of how I feel about being done law school, I’m feeling incredibly excited about Wednesday when we leave to first, drive...

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Ticket Buying and Route Planning

Posted by on Apr 13, 2008 in Getting Ready | 1 comment

Ticket Buying and Route Planning

So much goes into planning a trip like this, and rather than studying for Professional Responsibility I am going to share the mountain of information I have acquired during the planning phase! Purchasing a ticket planning the route goes hand in hand so I am going to deal with them together in this blog post.  Before looking into tickets we spend hours and hours discussing where we wanted to go and came up with a list of “must-sees”, those were: Africa, the Greek Islands, Dubai, Australia in December and South America.  One of the first questions people ask us is always...

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Who, What, When, Where, Why & How?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2008 in Getting Ready | 0 comments

Who, What, When, Where, Why & How?

Welcome to our travel blog!  It is a work in progress for the next two weeks but Jon was willing to get something up and running so I could start blogging!  We are about to leaveon a year long adventure around the globe and this (longish) entry will answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. Who: Jonathan Suter (25) & Allison Pelensky (25) (About Us) What: A one year (May 10th, 2008 – May 9th, 2009) circumnavigation of our beautiful planet.  Where [When]: Cross Country Road Trip [Apr 30 – May 9]  We are renting a car and driving across the country.  We will stop...

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