Dear Diary,

 


July 4th, 2017 | Whitewater, Wisconsin

Independence Day. A year from now, we’ll have been on the road for 4 months. If my calculations are correct, we’ll be celebrating from somewhere in the Eastern Bloc. Its a strange feeling, honoring the same country you can’t wait to leave. Then again, isn’t exploring the world one of the best uses of our American freedom?

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June 21, 2017 |  Whitewater, Wisconsin

At this point, we’ve been planning this trip for over a year. I’m feeling the pressure, as the date is quickly approaching. If you asked Andy, we’re right on track….I myself am a bit frantic. I tend to worry much more than he does, and it leads me to overthink things. Its hard hard to find the right balance, and I spend most of my time at work or planning.

We are over half-way to our savings goal. Lately, we’ve been able to put away $2,500 a month. If we continue this, we’ll still be around $5,000 short of our goal….time to pick up a second job?

I’m very proud to be launching this site today. Its eaten up a bit of my time that should have been used to research itinerary. I feel a bit vulnerable to be publishing it though. Not so much with the public, but with my loved ones. Until now, I haven’t really shared the full extent of our plans with them. I’m afraid they will fear for us even more now. Thankfully, I’ve done plenty of research that will help to ease their concerns. ¬†Either way, I’m proud of my work and hope it pays off.

We’re currently in the process of selecting the gear we’ll take with us. Andy’s been loving his new Mavic Pro drone, we’ve even had a couple practice flights. Next, we’ll purchase plane tickets and schedule our travel vaccines. We’ll be adding new content along the way, so please add Jetlag & Wanderlust on facebook to keep up with us.

-Danica


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