Category: Blog

By , July 1, 2011 3:36 pm

June 30th was a milestone day that we’ve been waiting a long time for.  Yesterday it came and went.  June 30th was the last day we were both employed.  The day we received our last paychecks.  And it was our four year wedding anniversary (surprisingly Mike was the first to remember.  We’ve been so caught up with preparing for our trip that it almost went unnoticed). With June 30th passing, &#91read more]

By , June 28, 2011 9:32 pm

We haven’t told too many people this, but the free wordpress theme we’ve been using at Traveled Earth was the very first theme that came up when we googled “free wordpress theme”.  We always thought it was okay, but never really loved it. Slowly, but surely, it started to bother us more and more until we finally sat down and decided to make some changes.  Behold, the fruits of our &#91read more]

By , June 22, 2011 8:39 pm

As our jobs wind down (only 6 working days left!) and our trip fast approaches (only 13 days plus a few hours.. crazy!) it’s hard not to think of the things we will miss when we get on that plane without a return date.  I’m sure this is a stage that every traveler goes through (see Skott’s post over at Get Up and Globe) – as I consider all of &#91read more]

By , May 31, 2011 7:30 am

May has been a HUGE month for us here at Traveled Earth!  Here’s a quick recap of the last 31 days: We reached our savings goal.  As of May 1, we had achieved 100% of our original travel fund goal. We paid off our mortgage and student loans… officially debt-free! Our house sold!  While we accepted an offer at the end of April, it wasn’t until May 4th that the &#91read more]

By , May 17, 2011 5:00 pm

A bit of background information: Not too long ago, Mike came home asking the question “Why do we want to travel?” He had read Lauren’s Why Choose to Travel Long Term post at Never-Ending Footsteps and was astounded that we had never really sat down and answered it together (or individually). He proposed that we tackle the question separately by writing our own blog posts before sharing them with each &#91read more]

By , May 14, 2011 5:11 pm

We were recently  interviewed by Amy and Kieron for their blog Don’t Ever Look Back.  Among other things, they have been conducting a series of #rtwsoon interviews showcasing burgeoning travelers as they prepare for their round the world trips.  Amy and Kieron themselves are in the midst of preparing for their own RTW adventure beginning shortly after ours on July 26th, 2011. Follow this link to check out our interview &#91read more]

By , May 13, 2011 6:06 pm

Somewhat recently, I read a post by Lauren at Never-Ending Footsteps titled Why Choose to Travel Long Term.  I really liked the post, because it got me thinking: why do I want to travel? It suddenly dawned on me that this seemed like something I should have already thought a great deal about. You’d think answering that question would be easy for someone who had already handed in his resignation, &#91read more]