Recently, one of my friends and her wife embarked on a yearlong journey to travel America in their fifth wheel camper (follow their travels here!) This really got me thinking... how incredible would it be if Chris and I were able to do something similar? (Or if anyone could do this while blogging or earning money in a non-traditional manner with just an internet connection?)
I don't think we could swing a year like they can, but maybe a month, or even a few months!? The biggest factors we're contending with (and probably most people who are working) is being able to take a year off, or even a few months- we would have to quit or take a leave of absence. While I may be able to swing a year of absence as far as being able to return to a job, Chris would probably need to quit his job, and being able to return after a few months to a year, or finding another one will be a tough hurdle to get over. Also, is it likely that we'd be able to save enough money to travel for so long while also leaving a cushion if anything were to happen?
Instead, Chris mentioned that we could strive toward retiring around 50 if we save right and invest properly (which would be hard in and of itself- those are lofty goals when we don't know what challenges life could bring). However, as far as aspirations go, it's definitely a good one to work toward. We will still pursue vacations while working, but those would be our longterm goals.
I still want to do something big travel-wise before having kids at least (still a while away!). We would most likely travel to somewhere in the realm of Ireland/France/Italy. I've been watching a lot of British historical fiction shows (The Crown, Victoria, Downton Abbey) so naturally, I would love to visit England as well!
Right now, though, we're saving up big time for our wedding and honeymoon- which we all know are lofty expenses. On more than one occasion, Chris and I have thought about eloping. However, deep down we both still want a really nice, traditional wedding and are equal parts anxious and excited about the planning and expenses that go along with it. (excited about the day but anxious about everything else...)
I can't wait to do a blog post in the future about our honeymoon plans. We know where we want to go, but are unsure about really anything else while we're there (including how long we'll stay, what exact cities we'll visit, etc).
I would love to know what your travel goals are? Are you saving up for anything big?
Blog posts from 2014-2015 were transferred from my original blog on blogger, Oshiro Design, to my updated website, oshirodesigns.com