Take a Flying Leap!
We read somewhere that you can dangle your toe over the edge of the cliff, or back-up and taking a huge running start and leap into the unknown. Um….we’re squarely in the “flying leap” category.
Aaron is an artist at heart. A very, very, very analytical artist. He’s worked as a jewelry designer and sculptor for 15 years. Before that he was an elite Ultimate Frisbee player. He’s always comparing options.
Anner is probably a baker at heart, but has prided herself on working on massive engineering programs for the past 15 years. Before that she bounced around the world working on short-term contracts. She’s always thinking up ideas of “things we could do”.
Together we plan to see great engineering, great art…and, most especially, great desserts on this year(ish) long trip around the world.
All plans subject to change.
So excited for you! Amazing, creative, gutsy plans!! Curious as to what generation you’re from……No one we know at your age has a clue how to save $$!! Blessings on your endeavor. Keep us posted.
Thanks Dan and Mae — I feel like learning how to save was like learning how to use the Seattle express lanes during rush-hour…until someone shows you how to find the hidden entrances, it’s just something other people do. That said, we are really glad we were successful! I’m sure we’ll write some posts about it in the future.
You guys are taking the marrow of life and sucking the beejesus out of it. Wasn’t that Whitman? Wanderlust had been brewing in your guys heads for some time now and since a place to move overseas to did not present itself…..well this epic journey answers all those questions. I will miss not seeing you in Switzerland but how can you pass this chance up, a chance which YOU created through hard work and perseverance. Kudos!! Well be watching and commenting on your blog…
what a great life journey
Thanks – we certainly agree! Why, just today we’ve found ourselves in a little locals hotel rather than one of the touristy ones because we were nice to the owner of another hotel who said he could find us a cheaper spot. Wouldn’t experience that without traveling! Thanks for following and keep on commenting. 🙂
Looks like we both admire the Marco Machado in Cuenca. Having paid him a visit in September of 2013, I thought you might enjoy the story I put together on Cuenca & my shout out to Marco as well…
Hi Jessica – great post and wonderful to hear from another northwesterner. I think we’ve actually tried your wine before! Did you happen to be showing at the Best of the Northwest a couple years ago? Regardless, nice to see other travelers enjoying the same things we did. It looks like Marco has re-organized the look of the shop a bit, but they still have some of the same pieces…guess not too many travelers have room in the luggage for a miniature copper stove! Thanks for reading and commenting!
This is so great. My type of tourism! I am so enjoying your trip.
Hi Jan! Thanks for joining us on the trip. We are having a great time — “slow-and-go” is the name of the game. We are trying to take advantage of as many local opportunities as we can find! Stay tuned for more. 🙂
Hi Anner & Aaron. I saw Anner’s note in the Allegheny alumni magazine. I am an ’01 alum. My husband and I took a RTW trip in 2010-2011 and blogged about it at http://www.surroundedbythesound.com. Looks like you plan to head to similar places we visited (South Africa, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, India, etc.). Since we’ve been home in the States for four (eek) years now but still have a raging case of wanderlust, I will be very excited to follow along vicariously! If you have any questions as you go along, I’d be happy to share any tips I could. Happy travels!
Awesome – Go Gators! We just started to take a look at your South Africa posts (that Kruger Park DIY safari looks right up our alley!) and can’t wait to explore your site more. We leave for Tanzania tonight before heading to S. Africa in mid-May. Thanks for following us. We just might be emailing for thoughts on where to stay when we get closer!
So nice, meeting you in Almere, of all places…… Hope to see you in September! Take care, Maren
Wonderful meeting you, too! Please contact us if we can answer any questions and we’ll look forward to showing you around Seattle!