Day: October 7, 2015

Travel Plan

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I would like to spend at least a month in every country we go through, and for the really good ones, perhaps I will pay for a longer visa and volunteer at a WWOOF farm or a Workaway host- who knows? The plan is Flexible and anything is open. However, it’s not entirely smart to go without any plan at all, so… My plans are divided into parts.

  1. Europe to Africa
  2. South America to the USA
  3. Canada to Alaska
  4. All of Southeast Asia

Here is the very, VERY rough drafty plan:

  • Part One
  • Fly into Dublin, Ireland
  • Travel throughout Europe
  • Make our way down to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Part Two
  • Catch a plane, or cargo ship, (If I have enough money) to Buenas Aires, Argentina
  • Backpack up through South America
  • Somehow get to Panama (perhaps by boat?)
  • Backpack through North America
  • Hit every state in the United States
  • Part Three
  • Hit every Province in Canada
  • Spend 6 months to a year or so in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Part Four
  • Catch a cargo ship to South Korea
  • Mystery of Mysteries: A.K.A., Who knows what’s next?

That’s as far as I got right now. Of course, I could end up hating the entire experience and decide to go back home- though I doubt that will happen =]


1170.00 Dollars Spent…

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I’ve taken to creating a checklist of all the things I will or might need such as Tent, Pack, Pots, Etc.

This is the current list that will be coming with me- it will be updated as I acquire more items and attempt to pack them all together. Under the “Check” column, a 1 symbolizes that I have it in my possession right now. I just spent around 400.00 for the pack and other backpacking gear. That put me down a lot. Also, one of my revenues for earning money has been taken away: donating blood plasma. I fainted during the process so I can’t do it anymore, bummer. So my biggest concern is this expensive Tent- but from all the reviews, I am going to try my best to find ways to make money elsewhere!!

It is really important for you, if you are going to travel anywhere, to think of all the things that are necessary for your adventure. Why? Because you don’t want to die from starvation, hypothermia, or illness. Getting Dysentery in Egypt taught me that much.

Here is my current list:

Back Packing Checklist
Pack: Osprey Talon 44 Packing 149.95 2 lb 1
Tent: Big Agnes UL1 Packing 319.95 1 lb, 15 oz
Therma Rest NeoAir Pad, Regular Packing 130? 1 lb
Sleeping Bag Packing Free 3 lb, 9 oz 1
Guyline Cord 10 feet Packing 4.39 5 oz 1
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Adidas Hiking Shoes Clothes 109.89 2 lb 1
Socks (2) Clothes 32.09 4 oz 1
Pants Clothes 89.99 1 lb 1
Money Belt Clothes 11.59 5 oz 1
Shirt Clothes 21.53 1 lb 1
Padagonia Rain Coat and Pants Clothes 1.05 1 lb 1
Glasses Clothes Free 1 oz 1
Underwear (2) Clothes 42.05 4 oz 1
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Stove Cooking Free 10 oz 1
Titanium Pot Cooking 28.5 3.8 oz 1
Chop Sticks Cooking Free .5 oz 1
Bic Lighter Cooking Free .5 oz 1
Pot Cozy Cooking 2.05 .5 oz
Regular Plastic Water Bottle Cooking Free .5 oz 1
Life Straw Cooking 19.95 2 oz 1
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Toothbrush Hygiene 4.26 ? 1
Sunscreen Hygiene 4.99 2 oz 1
Toothpaste Hygiene Free 1 oz 1
Toilet Paper Hygiene Free 4 oz 1
Small Towel Hygiene Free ? 1
Deodorant (Arm and Hammer?) Hygiene Free ? 1
Shampoo (Arm and Hammer?) Hygiene Free ? 1
Hairties Hygiene Free .5 oz 1
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Cellphone, Nokia Lumia 1020 Misc. 127.05 8 oz 1
External lens Misc. 28.95? ?
Microsoft Band Misc. 159.95 ?
Maps Misc. ? ?
Knife Misc. ? ?
Rubber Bands Misc. Free .5 oz 1
Compass Misc. Free .5 oz 1
Pocket Monkey Utility Tool Misc. 12 1 oz
Sewing Kit Misc. Free .5 oz 1
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Band Aids First Aid Free 0.25 oz 1
Neosporin 1oz First Aid Free 1 oz 1
Aspirin 10 Tablets First Aid Free 0.25 oz 1
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Estimated Total All Categories $1,170.27 18 lb 1