Day 21

I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand...

I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand…

Advice for the day, take some time within your trip for “slow travel”.  You will probably, at some point, experience travel burnout during your crazy-long trip.  At this time, do not be afraid to take a vacation from your vacation.  Sounds silly but trust me, you’ll need it.  Hunker down somewhere for a week or even a month. When you start moving again, you’ll be able to experience your trip with fresh eyes and get so much more out of it than if you just keep moving throughout your entire time away from home.  Sometimes you just need to feel grounded.  It does not make you any less of a super-awesome traveler for taking a break.  My plan is to take at least one mini break in each main area I’m going to.  Australia will be easy since I’m planning on working a lot of my time there.  When I’m burnt out traveling through southeast Asia, I’m thinking I’ll rent an apartment for a month, probably in Thailand, preferably near a beach, maybe I’ll even get my dive masters (takes 6-8 weeks usually). In South America, I want to take time for an intensive spanish language course in one of the cheaper countries.  Bottom line, don’t be afraid to stop to smell the roses.  After all, you’re taking this trip to experience life in other countries, not just to snap a few pics and hop across the border.

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  1. Totally agreed. We just finished our year long, 25 country trip, and there were times when we needed to check out of the trip. It sounds weird, and people who aren’t traveling, don’t understand it, but it’s SO necessary. Enjoy your travels! 🙂

    • Thanks! I’m really excited, do you have a recommendation for a place I just HAVE to go? I always love getting another traveler’s perspective 🙂

      • Oh gosh – there are so many amazing places in the world, but since you are into eco-tourism, I highly recommend a visit to Colombia, and in particular a stay at La Juanita Guatavita, just outside of Bogota. Amazing things going on there…

      • Done and done! haha though it will be a while before I make it Colombia…I’m tackling Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia first…but I’ll write it in my travel journal to remind myself when I finally get there! Thanks!

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