Posted by Janet August 10, 2016

Welcome to our travel blog.  In less than 30 days Frank and I will depart from Detroit, Michigan to Quito, Ecuador. 

Our adventure started with a discussion on what we should do with the next half of our life.  Our kids are out of college and no grand babies yet.  We are too young to retire but too old to keep doing the same thing every day. 

 The monthly task list   

The monthly task list

 

15 years ago I read a book by Barbara Savage, Miles from Nowhere.  The book chronicles a married couples bicycle trip around the world and that was it, I was hooked, we need to go around the world (less the bikes).

I am the planner, for the last year I have tracked all the steps, from selling our house, the budget needed, visas, shots and on and on……. I have read lots books and blogs on every topic of long-term travel.

 The master Plan

The master Plan

We picked our destination using flip charts and compromise between my list and Frank's list.  We have developed a 12-month schedule and contrary to my personality I am committed to remain flexible and open to change on where and when to go over the year.

 

The focus for our blog is to share our journey with our friends and family.  We are new to the blogging world, for now we are starting with the basics and relying on some technical help from our kids.  We hope you check back soon