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Archive | July, 2009

Colleagues at Mercedes-Benz USA

My Last Week of Work

One week left for maintaining employment in the United States.  It is shocking and uneasy to say at the same time.  I feel like my entire adult life has been heavily focused on improving my career, making more money and being able to invest in my future and myself.  The thought of not having a […]


What is a Flashpacker?

Aracely and I must full-heartedly admit we are flashpackers.  Wikipedia loosely defines flashpackers as tech-savvy adventurers who often prefer to travel with a cell phone, digital camera, iPod and a laptop, although none of these is required in order to be a flashpacker. As with other forms of travel, the term flashpacker is mainly one […]

Travel Itinerary

Lack of a Travel Plan

After we tell people that we are going to travel around the world the first question they usually ask is, “Where are you going?”  I struggled with this question in the beginning.  After stumbling for not having a definitive answer I would say, “Latin America and Southeast Asia.”  Well, that leads to additional questions for […]

Aracely receiving her vaccinations

Travel Immunizations

After the decision to drop everything and go travel was made, we had to write The List.  It began as a high level to do list which has grown organically into a massively detailed inventory of what we need to take care of before leaving it all behind for the adventure of a lifetime.  If […]

REI Backpacks

Choosing the Right Backpack

Backpacks are the most important piece of equipment you will own during your travels. Think of it as your new home, where everything you possess is stored. Now you must lug it around on your back for the next few weeks, months or even years as you backpack the world.  This list is intended to […]

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