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Around the World Trip

July 27, 2016

Today, I have some exciting, life-changing and somewhat nerve-racking news to share: my husband and I are embarking on an Around the World Trip!

Later this year, we will be leaving the US of A behind to explore the world! The loosely formed itinerary begins in Europe with plans to make our way through Africa, India, Nepal, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and South America — all with our belongings on our backs.
Around the World Trip

Thus far, my international travel has been limited to Mexico, Costa Rica and the Bahamas so this is a HUGE adventure for me. I am nervous and excited all at the same time.

For those closest to me, this leap comes as a pretty big surprise. I dream big, but I scare easily. I have always wanted to see, explore, and experience the world, but I also find safety and security in family and home. I don’t mind taking risks, but I prefer to have a safety net.

Over the last few years, Michael and I found ourselves daydreaming about a trip like this when talking about the travels of some our closest family and dear friends. Hearing their colorful stories of long train rides across India, the majesty of wildlife on safari in Africa, leisurely lunches in Parisian cafés and the bustling streets of Vietnam made us long to bring those experiences to life.

Don’t get me wrong. I still want a family, a home, and a fulfilling career. But I also know that I would always regret letting this amazing opportunity pass by.

We are choosing to take a leap. To try. To throw conventional wisdom out the window. To invest in experiences and believe in ourselves. To take the long way home.

In the coming months, I’ll be sharing more details about the planning process for our Around the World trip, including our final itinerary, packing lists, and tips we have picked up along the way.

Once we hit the road, our goal is to document our experiences here and highlight the ‘best of’ moments and destinations as we make our way across the globe.

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I’d love to have you follow along on our Around the World trip adventure and if you’ve have any recommendations as to where to go and what to see, please let me know in the comments below!

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  • Reply Colie July 27, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Rue Mouffetard was one of our favorite streets in Paris– aside from the obvious amazing attractions. Love that city.

    Cinque Terra is amazing…although we visited when not so trendy and popular I’m certain it’s still incredible. We stayed in monterosso. 👌🏻

    Interlaken Switzerland is also a big favorite of ours.

    • Reply Courtney July 27, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you so much for your recommendations Colie! I am writing them all down and can’t wait to look further into it. Cinque Terra looks absolutely incredible, definitely one of our stops as well as Paris!

  • Reply Christine Lellis July 28, 2016 at 10:04 am

    How exciting! Don’t miss Sorrento, Italy. The nicest people and shockingly not touristy for the Amalfi Coast. I have an uncle who moved to Pattaya, Thailand. I haven’t been yet but I’m told it’s fantastic and the people are wonderful.

  • Reply Rachel Zahorsky September 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Hike the Inca Trail!

    • Reply Courtney September 22, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Adding that to my bucket list Rachel!

  • Reply Catherine September 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Good luck and safe travels, Cece! We are so proud of you and Michael for taking this leap!!

    • Reply Courtney September 22, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Thank you so much Catherine! It’s scary and exciting at the same time!

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