Home after 6 months backpacking around the world!

posted 2 years ago in Travel
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That is so awesome! What were some of your packing essentials or tips? Did you have the whole trip planned out before you left or did you wing it? How did you choose where to stay? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Sounds amazing!!! Do you have a blog or place where people could see pics? That is seriously a trip of a lifetime. You’re so lucky!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

That sounds amazing. If you don’t mind sharing, roughly how much did the whole experience cost? So many people only dream about doing something like this so I’m curious to hear if it’s more attainable than we’d think.

Also, how do you pack for 6 months away? I’d assume that you’d need to pack relatively light to be so mobile. I’m the person who brings a full rolling suitcase for a weekend away so clearly packing light is not my thing. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I’ve also always wondered how people who do this handle their lives at home while they’re gone. Do you rent or have a mortgage that you’re still responsible for? For me, it seems like that would be the biggest hurdle in traveling for 6 months. We’d still need a home to come back to so we’d have to continue to pay all of these bills while we’re gone. 

Sorry about so many questions. I’m intrigued. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Super jealous!  Trip of a lifetime!!  I would love to just hear some unique stories and more about the overall experience.

ilovebacon:  Similar to her questions, but do one or both of you work from home ..or how did you manage to 6 months off?!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

What were your favorite places on your trip?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My FI and I are thinking of doing this! 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wow! That’s crazy! How do you take 6 months off of work? That’s so cool to take 6 months off from life though.  That had to be so incredibly expensive?!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Commenting to follow/read op’s responses!! This is so awesome!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Wow! My husband would looooove to do something like this. I’m interested in your responses as well. I have no clue how much something like this would cost. And the logistics of packing/clothes washing are intriguing. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain

also commenting to see the logistics! My BIL & SIL backpacked through Asia for 8 months a few years ago – they had both finished teaching at a university, didn’t have a mortgage/cars/any bills really & could take the time off

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens

Can you give some tips on how this all works as far as planning? You mentioned that you bought around the world tickets. Where from? 

I’d also like to know a ball park of how much it cost. I’d die to go on a trip like this! 

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