After a little researching a website called best time to go.com we mapped out the year on a google calendar. This way, we could adjust how long to stay in each place and figure out which season we will be on which continent. Tip: if you're planning a trip around the world this can be overwhelming. First step, decide where you want to go. Second step, start plotting it out. You will have many question marks in your mind but it will come together step by step.
As we prepare to leave, we are enjoying Midtown Atlanta to its fullest. We will miss it. Even if life is "perfect" and better than you could dream, it doesn't mean you shouldn't take advantage of an opportunity to roll the dice and see what the world has to offer. Tip: if you're planning a trip around the world, don't let how good you have it detour you from taking risks and possibly discovering even better!
Chelsea's wonderful Mom has agreed to take care of all our mail for the year. There are so many small details like this to take care of start a list and tackle the high priorities first. Tip: if you're planning a trip around the world mail services can be really expensive. Find a friend or family member who you trust to help out! Then, send them post cards to thank them!
We got our first "Trusted Housesitters" opportunity in Australia. This means we will get to stay for free in someone's home for two weeks while we care for their poodle named Pepsi. Tip: if you're planning a RTW trip make sure to look into this site. It's especially helpful in Australia and throughout Europe.
Adam and I got our Hep A+B, tetanus/whooping cough and typhoid vaccinations as well as prescriptions for malaria pills and TONS of information from Toni at Peachtree Travel Clinic. Tip: if you are planning a RTW trip make sure to check your local grocery store pharmacy to see if they can give you the vaccinations at a fraction of the cost!