The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
A few years ago Steve and I decided to take a West Coast road trip to celebrate our one-year anniversary. We drove down the Pacific Coast Highway, explored new cities, camped on beaches and mountains, and collected incredible experiences including white water rafting in Colorado and watching fireworks on the 4th of July in Utah.
I’m pretty sure this was the trip that made us realize we eventually would be taking a longer trip…a trip where we could explore many different countries and cultures, eat all the foods, cross off items on our bucket lists and be free to create and discover in the world with no time constraints – a trip we’ve excitedly referred to as “The World Trip” (WT) for almost 3 years.
Our WT plan has evolved several times – originally we planned to leave for a year, but because of our pets we shortened our trip to 4 months. We also realized this was the perfect opportunity to combine The WT with another big dream of ours – leaving Columbus, Ohio and starting our lives in a new city.
(TBD on where we actually end up, but we’re aiming for Boston, NYC or Portland *Maine*)
The World Trip and our dream to move has been in the back of our minds for years. We’ve been saving money, creating an alarming amount of Excel spreadsheets and picking countries we want to visit, but every time we started to actually plan the trip…life would happen (weddings, new jobs etc.) and we’d push The WT and move-date out.
Until a few months ago, when we decided to set a date and stick to it no matter what…So with that in mind, we have an announcement…
We’re departing for THE WORLD TRIP (!!!) on May 11th.
We want to thank all of our friends and family for how supportive you’ve been! This is one of the craziest decisions we’ve ever made, and it means the world (pun) to us that the people we love the most are being so wonderful and encouraging of our dreams.
We’ve created this blog for you to follow along with how The World Trip + moving to a new city pans out, because we honestly do not know what is going to happen, which is slightly terrifying, but mostly insanely exciting.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
PS. All photos on this blog are mine