The $1200 Turnaround (The Art of Planning) February 4th 2009 Sometimes, a lack of planning lands us in a money pit of a situation (like arriving at Koh Samui with no hotel reservation). Other times, planning too far ahead is the most expensive mistake (like purchasing Baz Bus tickets in South Africa). We've suffered the consequences of both, and striking that delicate balance between them is really starting to become an art.
Our trip to South Africa was ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Free State » Drakensberg After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
Seeking adventure and a new perspective, we sold our house and packed everything we own into a 20-foot shipping container. Our "plan" is to teach English in Vietnam and travel various parts of Southeast Asia over the next year and a half.
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