Jodi on August 27th, 2008

When planning RTW travel, one of the most complicated matters to settle is whether to purchase RTW tickets through one of the large airline alliances (OneWorld or Star) or piece together one-way tickets all on your own. Ticketing through one of the alliances is a crazy, complicated endeavor. I am still dumbfounded at how anyone manages [...]

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Jodi on August 25th, 2008

Lately, we have been trading off on the sleepless nights. Well, actually Chris has only had one–but I often wake him during mine so I count that as though we are in the same boat. Concerns over how far we can stretch our funds seems to be the highest ranking, but it is the thoughts [...]

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Jodi on August 18th, 2008

It seems like only a few months ago that we were saying our vows on the secluded beaches of Kalaloch; how quickly a year goes by . . . We spent nearly two years planning for our wedding, and by the end I felt I could write a book on the ins and outs of such planning. [...]

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Chris on August 15th, 2008

Since we are leaving for a year, we really needed to whittle down our possessions. This a necessity for storage reasons, but it also just makes me feel good ridding ourselves of excess baggage. Overall our yard sale worked out pretty well; we advertised online using craigslist, and we put up signs the day of to entice some [...]

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Chris on August 4th, 2008

I am projecting about nine months ahead and planning our adventure on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. We are really looking forward to seeing the vastness of Mongolia and Siberia by rail and are expecting some interesting experiences sharing a cabin with some fellow travelers. We plan to be in Beijing, China, mid to late April 2009 to catch the train [...]

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