I have no idea where the time went. It feels as though it was just a few months ago, that I was wracking my brain for the perfect name for my blog. I guess I can chalk it up to ‘Time Flies When You’re Having Fun’. I’ve been through quite a lot during that time, and I’ve enjoyed sharing my life with you, my readers.
We’ve been on quite a few adventures together. Let’s take a quick look at what we’ve been through for the past 36 months:
We stuffed our faces and drank quite a few beers while traveling through Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia & Malaysia.
We then flew to Europe and admired the stunning architecture which varied from city to city, and country to country:
After jaunting through Europe, we took a well deserved break… before sailing the Caribbean Sea on a 40 foot yacht!
Did some local travels in my home country of Antigua… (mostly beaches and more beaches..!):
Then I took you guys with me to Trinidad and Tobago for seven months while I studied abroad!
Soon, After I took a trip to Venezuela… My very first South American Country. I can’t wait to go back to the Continent!
I then returned to Europe where we visited Italy for a second time, a quick stop in London, before crossing the Atlantic to Canada and Miami. Which brings us to 2014, which saw us battling massive snow storms in New York and meeting my godson in Grenada for the very first time.
I am really happy to have connected with you guys, whether by your many comments (over 600!) or the countless ‘likes’ on my posts. The journey is far from over, so I hope you’ll stick around for the ride! Thanks, thanks, and many thanks!!!
Time really has a way of allowing us to only remember the great times. We idealize situations and totally disregard the stressful, trying and frustrating instances which usually comes before success. I’ve done the same, as I’ve completely forgotten how tough it is to plan a Round The World Trip. Especially there’s less than 12 months to plan.
The dreams are bigger now, the goals are more complex, but the general wish remains the same. I want to see more of the world we live in, and I’ll work my butt off to make it happen.
For my first RTW, I must’ve spent the equivalent of 2 full months in total researching travel related information online. Everything from which visas are required of me in advance to what are the best sights to see in a city. Well, I’m back in the saddle, and while it’s easier in some ways…. It’s now harder in others.
I now know exactly what my travel style is. While I still fully support the faster pace of travel, I now intend to stay 3 days in a city as opposed to being okay with an overnight trip. I crave the human connection aspect of travel, which is difficult to experience when constantly on the move. Some of the best times of my previous RTW trip were spent with new friends, and making friends on the road takes time.
With this in mind, I’m now trying to plan my next trip. The Budgeting Phase is complicated as I’m still currently unsure as to the timeframe I will be going for, but I know it won’t be less than 2 months. If I can leave for longer, that would be even better! While I had a blast racing around the globe in 3 weeks in 2011, I’ve grown since then. When I daydream these days, I picture spending 5 days in Paris and a week in the Philippines. Let’s see what I come up with!
So I’ve successfully redefined myself in the aspect of travel. The Planning Phase is now running full steam ahead! I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list!