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The Outline (So Far).

My apartment is covered, and I'm in the middle of buying my round the world ticket!!!  Eeeeee!!!  I figure that means now's as good a time as any to update the blog!

I gave up trying to cram in every place in the world I've ever wanted to visit.  Instead I've just been piecing together the places I know I want to visit on this trip, and figuring I'll leave the in-between stuff a little more spontaneous.  I'm so so so excited about my skeleton so far!

1. Spanish school in Oaxaca, Mexico
2. Cuba!  No particular plans, but hopefully lots of dancing and lots of eating!
3. Helping with health education in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
4. Bolivia's Salt Flats
5. Argentina!  Hopefully something city-ish in Buenos Aires, and something farm-ish in Mendoza
6. New Zealand - ? - maybe farming?
7. The classic Australia camper van road trip -- Melbourne, Sydney, obviously scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef...
8. Layovers in Perth and Singapore because why not
(managed to squeeze in the Philippines and Vietnam!)
9. Hanging out with awesome kids and the amazing Brooke Patmor on the Thai/Burma border
10. Cooking and eating my way through India -- during Holi!
11. Camping trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls
12. Hiking the Jesus Trail in Israel: Nazareth to Capernaum

From there, who knows!  I guess it mostly depends on how much money I have left.  But as you can see on my map, that's a year away from now anyway, so I have plenty of time to figure it out!  My current wishlist includes Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Sicily, Barcelona, Portugal, Morocco, France, Holland, Denmark, and definitely definitely Iceland!

What do you think??  Do you have any suggestions for places to visit in between?  Do you have any opinions about what I should do in any of these places?  I have so much to learn!!!


  1. Looks like an awesome trip! I'm sure it will be filled with many unforgettable experiences.

  2. While you're in Argentina,I highly recommend going up to Iguazu Falls. Fantastic!! We stayed in town and took the bus out to the falls everyday. The other thing we did that was kind of fun was taking the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay. We had a walkabout town and lunch in a cool little restaurant on a back street. We love telling people we went to Uruguay for lunch.

    1. Awesome, thanks so much for the recommendations! I'd been thinking of trying to fit Iguazu Falls in -- it's sounding more and more like it's well worth the trip!!!

  3. If you end up near Nepal or Malawi consider checking out All Hands Volunteers projects in those countries. I am currently volunteering with AHV in Nepal and they are an incredible organization. Also they provide food and lodging while you are on project. Check it out at

    1. Oh great, I will definitely check them out! Thanks so much for the recommendation!!


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