Selling Everything to Travel

selling everything to travel

What!?! This was supposed to be easy.. sell everything and travel.  Sure.. but the actual doing of it.. well, lets just say I’ll need a week to recover from the last few weeks.. and a massage.. probably a pedicure and another massage!  Since we made the actual decision to do this we have run to meetings with accountants, financial planners, realtors back to financial planners, holding garage sales, working, life in general and then this and then that.

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Hosting a New Website

How do you go about hosting a new website?  This is another big step in the process of starting a blog.  There are so many choices out there, you will probably suffer from information overload once you start researching how and where to host your site.  There are 2 main decisions to make:

  1. How should I host it?: the type of hosting service you need such as home servershared, dedicated, VPS etc.
  2. What hosting company to pick to provide that type of hosting service.

The two are obviously related.  Depending on the type of hosting you need will drive your hosting company choice.  For instance if I decide to go the shared hosting route I’ll research what is a top shared hosting company.  The main drivers of the first choice are what kind of money you want to spend and how technical you are.

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“Not all those who wander are lost”

Not all those who wander are lost
Couple who quit jobs to travel the world end up scrubbing toilets for pay.  Is this couple really crazy?  There seems to be an expected lifestyle in first world nations.  Is it just that doing what this couple did goes against that and “different” is bad?  Just as we are considering some major life changes this timely article showed up on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website.  The polarized comments make for great reading.  They show the wide range of views on long-term travelling.  🙂  I’m sure they’d be similar in most other Western countries.

I thought the comment with the great J. R. R. Tolkien quote “Not all those who wander are lost” summed it up perfectly.  Does travelling for a long time mean you’re a vagabond, hobo?  Or is it just our innate desire to explore coming out?  I really think the world would be a better place if more people did this.  Then we’d realize we are all part of the same “tribe” and we have so much in common with people all over the world.  It would also drive home how fortunate we really are and help us to appreciate what we have.  I think the system we grow up in largely discourages stepping outside the normal.

Maybe by wandering you can actually find yourself?  Or maybe you already know yourself  and just want to see what’s out there.  If variety is the spice of life then get ready for some interesting flavors!  😎