Planning: The Proper Motivation

“Free your mind and your ass will follow” -Oliver Stone

As with most adventures, the departure date is not the beginning of the story. This idea was conceived on Monhegan, a small island ten miles from the coast of Maine where I spent a month telling my life story to the distinguished guests of the Island Inn.

It was on this whale-shaped slice of 1845 where I met Rebecca, future travel partner in crime. In fact the whole thing was her idea. So if I do end up in a Bangkok jail, as my family suspects, then blame her.

The plan revolves around the fact that a round the world airline ticket is just so ridiculously economical. Why limit yourself to Australia when you can throw in Tahiti, New Zealand, Thailand and Europe for an extra grand? You just think about that while I go pack my bags.

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