Adventure Takes Planning

12 months and a blank slate. Or rather, a 4 foot by 3 foot map of the world with one pin: New Orleans. Venturing out from our home in New Orleans had been decided. Now the big question was, “Where to?”.

We started with a large map of the world, mounted it on particle board, and hung it up right next to the bed for inspiration. We then reviewed official listings of countries by world region. Knowing our limited budget, Tim Leffel’s “The World’s Cheapest Destinations” with recommendations for 21 countries proved very helpful. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, we weighed our natural travel interests.

List after list, comparing for regional and country overlap, including input from family and friends, and lots of research later we arrived on our final list of countries, cities, and cultures to explore.

See Our Path (tab above) to follow along! And please share any recommendations, connections, and tidbits of inspiration with us!

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