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Posted on Feb 17, 2013 | 7 comments

The Road Untraveled

The Road Untraveled

The other day I was “talking” to Hannah of Further Bound through Twitter when I tweeted her, “Where does one even begin to figure out the best places to fly into before booking a RTW {round the world} ticket?” She replied, “Just go with your heart. I booked a one way ticket to my favourite country in the world, India, and it’s working so far.” Easier said than done when almost all roads are roads untraveled.

You see, that’s my problem. Since, I’ve barely been anywhere my heart tells me to go everywhere. At least, Drew’s been to Europe once- even if it was 10 years ago. My heart wants to go through more of the US, more of the Hawaiian Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, China, Japan, India, South Africa, Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Denmark, England, Ireland, US Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and the list goes on. When I say everywhere, I really mean everywhere. I’m lucky I have a husband who wants to do the same.

We have the very beginning of our trip figured out, but after that, there is so many places to pick from it can get a bit overwhelming. How do you know which place to go to next? How do you decide what approach to take to seeing the most you can in that country once you are there? So much information to find and so many details to figure out.

For now, I spend time searching for information on-line, trying to absorb as much as possible. Trying to figure out where to go, what’s the best way to get there, how to travel once we are in that country, and the cheapest way to do all of it. It’s a lot to learn.

When looking at the road untraveled, how did you decide where to go and how to be in that country once you were there?

About Kimmy Hayes


Kimmy Hayes is the founder and editor-in-chief of AfterGlobe; a site on becoming debt free and traveling the world as a married couple. In 2012, she planned and coordinated her own do-it-yourself destination wedding on the beautiful island of Maui while serving as a moderator for the on-line community, The Knot. She is passionate about traveling to experience new cultures, snorkeling the waters of the world and reading with her toes in the sand.

7 Comments

  1. I love that I’ve come across your blog!! I feel like I’m not alone and I can really identify with you. I, too, am battling a war on my debt and have an insatiable urge to travel. My dad took us on many family vacations when we were younger (all road trips to different states). In July of 2010, though, my mom really gave me a trip of a lifetime: she took me with her to Denmark for a week to visit my uncle and cousins. Aside from venturing to Canada a couple of times, it has been the 1st time I’ve been out of the country and across the ocean. And it was my 1st time on a plane; talk about nervous! But now my passion is even further ignited and I, too, want to go EVERYWHERE! I’m already making a list…

    And part of it is going back to Denmark. I absolutely fell in love with it so I do recommend going there if you get the chance! I wrote a note on Facebook about my time there: https://www.facebook.com/notes/stephanie-lea-johnson/my-week-in-denmark/416291352465 It was magical.

    Thank you for your blog and your determination to break the mold of our “American Dream” and reminding us to find and chase our own dreams.

    • Thanks, Stephanie. Welcome, to AfterGlobe! Good luck on getting out of debt and traveling to see more of the world. If you have any questions on what we are doing to make both of these things happen, feel free to ask.

  2. It is so hard to pick where to go! I have it a tiny bit easy since my Europe trips start out at a fest in Belgium, so at least I know where I am starting. But I am also limited to how far I can get from Belgium to anywhere else, as I am still working full time and need to come back home. This past May, I made it all the way to Istanbul. Walking across the Galata Bridge and taking my first steps on the continent of Asia was so exciting, that I am now planning a trip to Asia.
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