What do you do when you have worked for the past 40 years and are longing for a change? You start dreaming about an around the world adventure! That’s just what we are planning to do. We started thinking about a long-term, around the world trip in 2011 and have continued to research and plan since then. We have set our departure date for June 2015.
My name is Tina Sumner and my husband’s name is Michael Monge; we’re ages 55 and 61. We had some great adventures before we settled down to jobs, raising two children and acquiring the usual house and cars. We have had a very happy life in a great community but we have begun to desire something different, something out of the ordinary, something to spice up our life and our relationship.
As part of our plan to leave, we have been working to be debt free by paying off our house, cars and other debt. Our intent is to simplify our lives as much as possible before we go. Some of the questions we still have include; what do we do with our house, how do we deal with our mail and bill paying, how do we handle money on the road, what are the best credit cards to take, what type of insurance do we need to get and what electronics should we take. These are some of the topics I want to research and write about over the next year.
The original idea for this blog was for keeping in touch with family and friends while we are gone. But, as I did research for our trip this past four years I realized that I had gathered information and formed opinions that I would like to share. So this blog will be a combination of photos and travelogue designed to provide a record of our trip and posts about travel related topics.