We can’t believe the Eurasian Adventure 2012 is almost over. Since April 1 we’ve logged over 15,000 kilometers on our overland journey from Thailand to Portugal, and as of today we are right next door to our destination in sunny Spain.
Our goal was to live in the moment and appreciate the journey along the way, and we’ve certainly done that. There are a lot of practical lessons from this journey, and we’ll be sharing what happens when you cross the finish line to your dream in the weeks ahead.
But we’re not quite there yet. You see, we are heading to the US this fall for the first time since we departed in 2010, and we thought it would be fun to extend the “no plane” rule just a little bit longer. We’re going to take a ship from Copenhagen, Denmark to Miami, Florida, stopping briefly in Lisbon, Portugal to make it fit in with our original goal.
(If you don’t see the video below, click here.)
In the last 6 months we’ve traveled by bus, train, camel, horse, and foot to go through Thailand, Laos, China, Mongolia, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France, and Spain.
So what’s a few thousand more kilometers by train to Copenhagen and to the US by ship? (Actually, 8000 more kilometers than originally planned.)
But that’s the thing about working toward your goals. As you near the finish line you’ll be aware of the possibilities you didn’t even know existed before. Your life is richer and fuller than when you began, you have better skills than you did before, and you are stronger than you used to be. You dream bigger, and you do bigger.
That’s how we feel as we near the end of this journey, and you won’t believe what we’ve got planned for 2013.
Many thanks to our European travel sponsor Eurail.com, who makes it too damn easy to be flexible with the Eurail passes. We’ve crunched the numbers, and it is a huge savings (not to mention mental savings) to travel this way in Europe. We hope you’ll check out the overall pass or the country-specific passes like Eurail – Spain Rail Pass and Eurail – Italy Rail Pass.
Stay tuned as we finish our European travels, sail across the Atlantic – again, and come back to the US for a visit for the first time in 2 years.
This overland journey didn’t drive us crazy, but arriving at election time just might!
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