It is still hard to believe that my 14 months of full-time travel has come to an end. My sabbatical was beyond what I expected and I had honestly no idea where my year off would take me. When I started my year off the only thing I knew for sure was that I would somehow find a way to make it to #1 Hawaii, #2 Australia, and #3 Puerto Rico. These places have always been my dream bucket list turquoise destinations. I can finally say I made it to the three places I have always dreamed about. Other than that, I had no specific “plan” of what I wanted to do/where I wanted to go with my time off. I did not anticipate visiting all of the places I ended up. My journey somehow just took me there and everyday I am amazed and blessed.
I made it to 22 countries (34 provinces/states/countries) in 14 months:
My favorite part of traveling for 14 months was that I planned all of my trips last minute, sometimes even days before departure. I never really knew where I would go next, where I would stay, how I would get around, or for how long I would stay there. I managed to just wing it, while visiting some of the world’s most incredible destinations. Part of the excitement was planning weeks or days before I would depart, which landed me in 34 different destinations (countries/states/provinces) along the way. I traveled mostly by backpacking, staying in youth hotels, and taking local transportation which allowed me to stretch my limited saved funds. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I don’t regret anything. I only wish I could have brought all of my loved ones with me to the unique places I visited!