How to Build a First Aid Kit for Long-Term Travel

How to Build a First Aid Kit for Long-Term Travel

Thinking about our health needs on the road was one of the most daunting aspects of preparing for long-term travel. I scoured the internet for lists of first aid items to pack and was immediately confused with what I read. Many blogs I found recommended packing syringes, local anesthetic, sutures, and forceps among other intimidating supplies. Yikes! I didn’t go to med school!

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Funemployment

Funemployment

Sweet sweet freedom! I have just given notice at my job. For the last three and a half years I have worked 10 hour days or more, for a large investment firm doing a variety of communications and analysis work. I spent my days not in an office, or even a cubicle, but at a portion of a long desk that was mine—a “desk slot,” if you will.

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Quick Planning Update

Quick Planning Update

As we enter fall, it's truly starting to hit how soon this big adventure will take place. In just 12 short weeks, Andrew and I will begin our year of traveling. Fortunately, planning and saving is right on track. So far, we have given our 6-months notice on the house we rent in Portland, chosen our ever-important travel backpacks (more on that later), gotten Andrew an international drivers license, and purchased our first flight out of the US! 

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