So, in part one of this two part down and dirty travel tip series we covered the nuts and bolts of travel. Surprisingly, money, internet, and shopping aren’t all that different from place to place. It seems like wherever you go, everything is pretty much the same.
Taylor and I aren’t necessarily experienced travelers. There are a whole lot of people out there with much more time abroad in many more places than us. There are a few things we’ve learned though, from the travelling we’ve done, that seem to be universally good tips for most places we’ve been. They’re good for a European cruise, a backpacking trip around Uganda, or a years long road trip around the world.
This sort of travel is easy. It really is. Additionally, as more people do it and share their experiences online, it only gets easier. One of the primary reasons we keep an internet presence is to help inspire those of you out there who might have an interest in a similar adventure.
I mentioned before that our old friends from our days in the Autozone parking lot, The Dancing Fireflies, made their way back to us through Mexico. They’re still camped out in our driveway, working on the van (of course!)
Technology has made the barrier to entry for adventure much lower. It’s easy to pull up a map on your computer and trace a route to Tierra del Fuego. It’s easy to go online and bounce from blog to blog, reading about the experiences of all those who have gone before. You can find search forums for advice on gear, and join Facebook groups to learn the road conditions in Peru. Does all this access dial down the “adventure” portion of adventure travel?
So, as most of you know, we’re back home in Oregon for a few months. We’re planning to keep the blog posts coming, one every Monday. Obviously, we’re all caught up on the “travel-log” part of our writing, but even though we're back to being boring suburbanites for a time, I still think there will be plenty to write about.