The route of our trip to Southeast Asia started with us visiting many beaches in Thailand, but after a few weeks basking in the Sunshine in Koh Tao and Koh Lipe we moved inland and explored cities and towns that were far from the coast. We had fun exploring the interior of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, but after a few months we longed to just spend some time relaxing on a beach doing nothing. We had met a french couple in Vietnam who were spending a year and a half traveling the southern hemisphere of the world; Australia, Africa, Southeast Asia and South America (yeah I know, lucky them) and got to talking about long-term travel and the fatigue that can set in. They told us about a beach they had just visited with nothing to do but relax and swim and chill, it sounded perfect. So a few weeks later we made the decision to forgo Angkor Wat (!!) and just go sit on a beach.
Well, the plan is to travel. Just go and see shit. After all these years of only taking a handful of vacations and spending way to much time on our careers, we really want to take a break and get out of here. So we want to head out for a least a year, hopefully more in hopes of never returning again to this life that we have lived.
So, I went out and got this domain and got all hyped up about writing a blog. I wrote one post and then I did nothing. For seven months. Well not nothing, just nothing to do with this blog. See in the last seven months, lots in my life has changed. Just not in the way I thought it would.
I have started writing this for a couple of reasons. First to keep a diary of what we are about to embark on, as I imagine (or hope) that it will be something that I will want to look back on fondly and not be completely ashamed of in 5 years; but also (hopefully) as a resource for other people like me who will want to make a huge change in their lives and are looking for inspiration. Continue reading “Where to begin?”