Category Archives: Plan It

Drake Passage Seasickness Survival Guide – Antarctica Travel

Folks! We are 57 days out!

In the last few weeks,  as I have been spending  some special time with my closer friends, some have asked me, “So what are you most afraid of?” Many would think the answer would be one of the following: not having a steady income, selling almost everything we own, or not having a car/home/job to come home to. But do you know what my biggest fear is? Crossing that damn Drake Passage!

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No room for babies in my backpack! Long term birth control for travelers

The last thing we need as we head to our unconventional life of freedom, is to be brought back to a structured reality of being bogged down by bottle feeds, nap schedules, and diaper bags. Sorry…there is just no room for babies in my backpack!

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Why quit your job, when you can get laid off instead?

Anyone leaving on an RTW trip will eventually need to decide  on the preferred method as to how they’re going to resign from their current position. They could quit with notice, quit without notice (probably not recommended), get fired (also probably not the best choice), or get laid off.  Continue reading Why quit your job, when you can get laid off instead?

We just saved $2,500 by visiting HungryAgents.com

HUGE step for the B$ travelers. We just listed our condo on the market. When researching to find a realtor who’d offer us the lowest commission rates, I stumbled across hungryagents.com.Typically agents for buyers and sellers each take a commission of roughly 2.5% to 3%, for a total cost of 5% to 6%, paid out of the seller’s proceeds. But as agents compete with discount brokers and flat-fee services, some are becoming more amenable to reducing their cut to 2% or less. Continue reading We just saved $2,500 by visiting HungryAgents.com

Dear Banker, Thank you for sponsoring our RTW trip. Cheers! – The B$ Travelers

We’ve officially booked the 1st leg of our RTW tip to…drum roll please…Buenos Aires!

The best part. We’re only paying $7.50 for two 1 way tickets from Chicago. The United MileagePlus Explorer card we opened up just a few weeks ago is already paying huge dividends. We used 30,000 miles (each) to fly from O’hare to Buenos Aires. This means we still have 50,000 bonus miles remaining to use on other flights. Continue reading Dear Banker, Thank you for sponsoring our RTW trip. Cheers! – The B$ Travelers

Determining the Destinations

“Well, I’m on my way
I don’t know where I’m going” -Paul Simon

Today was a monumental day for the BS Travelers. We finally laid out a rough itinerary for our RTW trip! Last night at a family party, Harry’s sister Jenny (one of our biggest supporters), asked us where our first stop was for our trip. Embarrassingly enough, we looked at each other and couldn’t state the answer. Continue reading Determining the Destinations

Payback Time – Let the banks finance your RTW!

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We’re taking the (polar) plunge!

Today may be the last day of life as we know it.

When Harry and I played our destination game a few weeks ago, I knew Antarctica was a must-do on our trip. In fact, it was the place where I put my very first sticker indicating that this was the #1 destination of choice for my RTW.  It has been a life goal of mine to step foot on all seven continents. Now that we have a rough itinerary in place, it’s time to start making that goal a reality. Continue reading We’re taking the (polar) plunge!