T minus 21 Days

My days consist of checking the New York Times for any countries from my itinerary, watching previous SAS voyagers’ videos on, researching trips and adventures online, and watching TV with my cat at night, soaking in the last morsels of home life before I sail away.

There is no way to prepare myself for the multitude of experiences I am about to have, but in the meantime, it works to document every little finding and make the most detailed packing list a person can compile. All the most trivial points are highlighted when preparing for this trip, which oddly enough overshadow the incredible journey and the new perspective I will gain. Honestly, I am only “sort of” excited because no amount of travel plans or picture viewing can match the feeling I am going to get from standing next to a huge watercraft (even though they scare the be-jesus out of me) knowing the journey that is ahead of me.

Keeping in touch with all of you is going to be difficult, so I am going to utilize this website as a means to keep you informed. Hopefully, the upkeep of this blog and using the Internet won’t be too hard, so expect documentation from each port of call unless I announce my incapability to do so. Each day of my voyage will be centered around capturing photo opportunities, whether the camera is Mom’s D50 or my eye, so you can expect I will have thousands to show by day 100. However, I doubt even one picture will make it to the Internet before that final day approaches, seeing as each minute of Internet usage costs $.40 and moves at the speed of a barnacle. Don’t pester me…you’ll see pictures eventually. Mmkay?…ah, splendid.

16 days until the fam’ departs for Nassau
21 days until Bon Voyage

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  • Alexandra Inslee

    Sounds like you started blogging for the same reason I did. (I recently began documenting my experiences in Costa Rica). I really enjoy your blog, and everything on your website actually. Keep up the good work, I come here when I need inspiration (or when suffering from another bout of wanderlust). I would suggest you put links to the featured posts in your slideshow at the top of the page though. Whenever one of them catches my eye I keep trying to figure out a way to click on it, then I remember I just have to search. Adding links there would make the user interface much more well, usable. =) I really appreciate all that you do though, thank you just for having this site and living life as you do.