After 28 Months On the Road, We’re Heading Home
28 months…..843 days……20,232 hours
There are times that I think about what I would be doing had Cody and I not embarked on 28 months of travel around the world.
…..actually, I have not thought once about what I might be doing if we decided to stay home to work, pay the bills, and live the only way a lot of people know how.
Freezing our butts off in northern Georgia
I have never been conventional. Ever since I can remember, I questioned everything. Why do I have to live the way people think I should? Why do I have to get married, have children, buy a home, be in debt, and accept that as my life?
What if I hurt no one and did exactly what I wanted to do with my life?
That is not a question I ever have to ask myself.
The serene surroundings of Tigers Nest in Bhutan
We get asked a lot about our finances, and what we will do when we return home, and what about your retirement, and what about this, and what about that……
Perhaps it’s luck, maybe it’s karma, or maybe it’s all just a big fluke….. but everything always works out for us. When one door closes, many doors open. And we trust that way of living, and never stress over things that don’t exist.
The spectacular Taj Mahal
We may not own a home or a car, or have 6 figures in the bank, but we did follow our dreams. We have seen the Taj Mahal, climbed Mt. Sinai, seen Petra, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Temples of Angkor.
We have seen the Golden Pagodas of Burma
, been through the Great Mosques of Istanbul, climbed up to Tigers Nest in Bhutan
, saw the Reclining Buddha in Laos, sat with sadhus on the Ghats of the River Ganges, and watched bodies burn on the funeral pyres at the Temple of the Living Beings.
A Sadhu at the temple of the Living Beings in Nepal
We have observed lions, cheetah, zebras and elephants in their natural habitat, climbed up to the Peace Pagoda, got tattooed in Kathmandu, spent time with King Tut in his tomb, lived for 6 months at an elephant sanctuary
, been through and seen the true faces of struggle in Palestine
, cruised down the River Nile, and cared for a new born baby elephant in Thailand.
We have met Masai warriors in Kenya, trekked through the Sinai desert, lived in luxury in Bali, walked through the markets of Bangkok, Istanbul, Cairo, and Yerevan, spent Christmas in the jungle, and took a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia
This is the end of our 28 months of travel, so it is only fitting that we end it where we started off, in Egypt.
This is our life, a great big adventure; learning, connecting, being thankful, and in awe of the world.
And we are not even close to being finished.
Follow your Dreams…..Always
We have zero debt, money in the bank, and we are thrilled to be returning home for a while to spend time with friends and family, get more involved with animal rights in Toronto, and enjoy summer in the big city.
Stay tuned for more adventures.