As hinted in my last post, our very first experience in Ireland was not very welcoming. Instead of the 2-3 months we’d planned to spend on the Emerald Isle, a cantankerous immigration officer only permitted us 5 weeks in the country. They not only needlessly limited our time, but they openly ridiculed us for, Read More

My new life as an expat began as I landed in Cagliari, Sardenia around 6:00PM. I had arranged to stay with a gentleman by the name of Alessio via the website Couchsurfing. He had never hosted a couchsurfer before, and I had never surfed a couch before. 

I’m gone! I’ve left! After 8 months of planning, it’s finally happening! Right now! We have liftoff! I’m sitting in an airport in Frankfurt, Germany trying to wrap my head around the past 24 hours. What have I done?

Alright, I am now 20 days from flying out of the country with no return date. This is the first time I’ve ever tried to plan for long term travel. Here’s what I’ve done to prepare so far, and what I still have planned to do. For fun I started listening to travel podcasts, Read More