The Winona Trip and Personal Struggles

In recent weeks, I’ve made two major payments on my final student loan. I’m poised to make the last big payment to get the balance down to zero in just a few days. I’ve made steady progress on all of the logistical work I have to do to sell my home and prepare for this trip. Despite this progress, the last six Read More …

Re-Entry Concerns

I predict that the first few weeks of the North American Tour will be the most difficult. Although there’s no way to predict what strange things might go wrong throughout the six months, I think the first several days and weeks – the adjustment period to long-term travel – will determine whether I complete the trip or not. Fortunately, I won’t have a Read More …

Packing a “Go Bag”

A lot of people (myself included, as recently as a year ago) consider travel to be stressful. Culture and societal expectations have imposed a very particular style of travel upon Americans. We try to cram a busy itinerary into the few days we get for vacation in a year. Marketing encourages us to book luxurious vacation packages full of expensive reservations. Read More …