Archive | July, 2012

Why I’m taking the slow route

Originally, I had more grandiose plans to make this more of a world trip in the true sense of the word. I was going to hang out in South America, the Middle East and Oceania. However, I realized that I wanted to stretch my budget as much as possible, and I didn’t want to feel […]

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Louisville’s Shakespeare in the Park

Louisville is known for pretty much three things: bourbon, bats and horse racing. This article isn’t about any of those things. Summer in Louisville (if you can stand the heat and humidity) can be great, especially with free events like Louisville’s Shakespeare in the Park. Starting in late July, actors from across the country put […]

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When to tell work about your plans

One of the things aspiring travelers have to think about is when to tell their employers about their desire to leave the office. This takes a lot of analysis of your office politics when you think is the right time to tell your boss, “I’m quitting.” I’ve read people giving anything from six months to […]

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How to get rid of all your stuff

If you’re planning on traveling long-term, you’re going to need to figure out what to do with all your belongings. Remember, you’re only carrying what can fit inside a backpack. And when you’re on the road, are you really going to need your collection of Stephen King and George R.R. Martin novels, your DVD collection […]

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How to Save Money to Travel

OK. Saving money for a trip takes commitment. Once you realize that, it becomes a lot easier to save. I only make $31,000 a year, but I’ve been able to save more than half of what I’ve made so far this year for my world trip. 1. Cook every meal I can’t stress this enough. […]

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