Lately I've been reading a lot of travel blogs. I've entered the three month countdown to Australia now and reading articles and blogs about travel put me in a good mood and make me wonder what my big travel adventure will be like. I like to read about people's travel experiences and look at photographs of far off places I yearn to visit. If a blog contains a 'Travel Tips' section all the better. I've watched countless Youtube videos about packing for long-term/round-the-world trips, they just get me excited. June 14th is the date I fly to the other side of the world for a year. I'm so looking forward to it.
I'm both looking forward to and dreading packing for it though. I'm really going to make an effort to pack sensibly this time. The other day I considered how much tech gear I'll be bringing which is going to lend a fair bit of space and weight to my luggage. I'm bringing my Canon DSLR, lens x2, Macbook Pro laptop, external harddrive, Point & Shoot Canon digital camera.....cables GALORE!
It might be tricky, but worth it I'm sure.
Anyway, anyway, anyway, a little premature to be thinking about packing yet.
Thing is- I'm starting to feel that this 'year' in Australia is not just going to be a year at all. I don't want it to be a year abroad and back to work in Ireland. I want to keep traveling. Why not? There will never be a better time to do as much continuous traveling as I can. Maybe one year in Oz, a year in London. Two years in Oz incorporating plenty of Asia and New Zealand travel. Canada?
The possibilities are endless.
SHIT. JUST. GOT. REAL.