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World on a Shoestring A beginnger's guide to traveling around the world...as written by beginners...

Trip: Pre-Trip Prep

There are [11] stories from my trip: Pre-Trip Prep


Gallery: Wyncote/Packing

USA | Sunday, 4 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

what a mess!!
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Well, my friends, the time has come...

USA | Sunday, 4 Feb 2007 | Views [3231] | Comments [2]

We love Lionel Richie... But I digress.  Somehow the countdown went from two months, to two days, and I missed most of it.  I need to lay off the 'tusin!  Anywho, as Gen and I wrap up the few loose ends we have left (like where we're staying in Thailand), ... Read more >

Tags: People


Engaged!

USA | Sunday, 4 Feb 2007 | Views [1927] | Comments [1]

It was a morning like any other morning, this quiet dawn of January 29th, 2007.  As Gen's rhythmic breathing fell a distant second to my racing heart beat, I knelt down beside her and shook her awake.  I could see that it was going to take more than ... Read more >

Tags: Family


The End and the Beginning

USA | Saturday, 13 Jan 2007 | Views [1466]

Come 5 o'clock this afternoon, I will no longer be under the employ of Immaculata University; I will be liberated from it's death grip on me, free to explore my city for the next two weeks until Genny's last day on the 26th of this month, at which point ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


My does time fly...

USA | Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | Views [1628]

WIth 3 weeks and six days until departure, the idea of leaving home for an extended period of time is become a reality. Realizing our parents, our friends, and our home will be thousands of miles away is a difficult comprehend. In particular, Gen ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Gallery: Past Trips

USA | Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery

Pics from trips we've already taken
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...and then there were 8...

USA | Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | Views [800]

Less than eight weeks to go now. This past Tuesday was the exact two month mark, and it came went fast, as the days seem to be doing now. With so much coming up in the near future, we seem to be missing the present. All of our free time is dedicated ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


I'll play mustard, you play catch-up

USA | Tuesday, 28 Nov 2006 | Views [1615] | Comments [1]

Let's bring everyone up to speed on where we're at, shall we? here's what Gen and I have so far: Where to start? I suppose the best place to start would be where we started. A great resource for us has been the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum ... Read more >

Tags: eurorail, insurance, lonely planet, the planning phase, world nomads


Gallery: Us

USA | Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | Photo Gallery

Us
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a few thoughts...

USA | Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | Views [983] | Comments [2]

Right now, Gen and I are, approximately, 10 weeks away from our premier departure from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, and then on to New Zealand.  This trip began as an entertaining idea she and i had right after we graduated college.  We ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


T-Minus 2 months...

USA | Sunday, 26 Nov 2006 | Views [616]

The trials and tribulations of preparing to travel around the world on a budget. From quitting our jobs, to picking our hostels, every step we take, and every resource we utilize.

Tags: The Planning Phase