The primary purpose of our place on the web is to provide accurate information to budget travelers so they can be better prepared for their own adventure. Additionally, we want to keep our family and friends informed of our experiences. We hope you will find our information helpful and enjoyable. If some part of it inspires you to take your own adventure, our efforts will have been a success.
My priorities include traveling light, getting good value for my money and drinking good beer. I have a keen interest in natural history and hope to bring that bias to my reports from the road. Look for my hot bird list or commentary on some fantastic wildlife viewing opportunity. I also intend to provide honest commentary on the state of environmental issues that I may encounter. Not to be missed however, will be my continuing critique of the local beer!
Life is like a wild tiger: you
can either lie down, and let it put its paw on your face, or
you can get on its back and ride.We're off to Asia to Ride Tigers!
For years I have been dreaming about running away from my normal
life in the state of Maine, and living abroad. Having lived in
London for a year during college, I caught the travel bug and
the yen for learning about myself
Finally, my husband (Keel, 39) and I (34) are taking the plunge. We're off to Asia for a year!
For me, this adventure is more of a pilgrimage: a journey to find out about myself; what my real values are; and who I want to be in the next phase of my life. Travel strips away the ideals of a person's own culture and extends the opportunity to examine the self in its naked and true form. So, I am searching for What is really me? - vs. What has my native culture ingrained into my psyche that is really separate from me? I hope this journey will help me find a distinction between the two.
Another very excellent and serious reason to quit one's job, re-lease one's apartment, and drain the savings account is to have a lot of fun! As Ben & Jerry (the Vermont ice cream moguls) say, If it's not fun, why do it? And as the Romans used to say Carpe Diem! Seize the Day -- or perhaps in my case, Seize the Tiger.
Check back with Keel and me as we will send updates of our travels to be posted here. You may note that Keel is the realist and I am the romantic so our readers will be able to glean two distinct opinions, perspectives and voices from our travel news.
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