in early july, i'll be setting out on the trip of a lifetime with my travel partner brenna. we've already had several eye-opening trips together, but this one will be completely different.
we've been in romania, bulgaria, turkey, japan, korea, thailand, and burma together as travelers.
our other trips together have been limited by time, since we'd both had jobs and obligations.
our other trips had clear beginnings and ends, since we'd be expected to show up for work upon returning.
our other trips were less than a month each, so we didn't have much time to stay longer in locations that we liked.
the next trip that we embark on will be totally different than the others, since neither of us have jobs to return to or plane tickets home. since neither of us have any obligations bringing us back to any point in the world at any given time in the near future. since neither of us want nor need to be at a certain point by a certain date, we are free to start working at a hostel in a city we fancy, or start volunteering somewhere for a while if we want to. this trip is truly the most free either of us have ever been, and that is why we can call it the trip of a lifetime.
also we're going to central and south america, where neither of us have ever been.
i have been actively exploring the shape and quality of my wanderlust since 2006, and only now will i really see the extent of my true capacity to travel and live. and what better way to do that than with my best friend.
it's time to travel.