Do whatever you’ve always wanted to do TODAY — or at least get started with ‘it’ in some small.
– John Reese –
For months I’ve been dreaming about South America… and now the time has finally come for me to pack up my things, hit the road, and journey into the unknown.
Well, not quite yet actually, but very, very soon.
In about two months time I plan to leave my home in Park City, Utah (USA) and travel to South America, where I will be living, exploring and cycling about for approximately 5-6 months.
“Where exactly in South America am I going?” you might be wondering.
Well, I don’t exactly know at this point in time. I have some ideas for places I want to go, but at this early date nothing has been nailed down.
All I know right now is that I’m going to be in South America during the end of 2010 and during the first several months of 2011. And while I’m there, I’m going to be documenting the entire trip right here on BicycleTouringPro.com. That much I know!
Over the next several months, I’m going to document every single detail leading up to my departure. I’m going to share with you :
- How I go about planning an adventure such as this.
- How I can afford to travel for months on end.
- How I rent out my home, which then frees me up to go on these wild adventures.
- How I plan my routes, schedule out my days, and make my airplane and lodging reservations.
- And a whole lot more!
Then, once I hit the road, I’ll use the website here at BicycleTouringPro.com to document my travels and share with you the lessons I have learned while out there on the road.
During my time in South America, I’ll let you know some of my secrets for quickly and easily learning the local languages and (as usual) I’ll do my best to answer any questions you might have about the areas that I’ll be traveling through.
The next several months at Bicycle Touring Pro are going to be awesome and I’m really looking forward to what the future holds. My hope, of course, is that the content I create while in South America will help you too, as showing you how I go about planning, preparing for, and executing my own trip will ultimately help you to make your own travel dreams become a reality.
So, that’s it for now! I’m going to South America… I don’t know where yet… and I don’t know exactly when, but I’ll figure all of that out very, very soon.
If you want to follow along (and make sure you don’t miss even a single aspect of my South American adventure) be sure to subscribe to the Bicycle Touring Pro RSS feed, get every new article from the website sent to you via email, sign-up for my free cycle touring email newsletter, follow me on Twitter, or watch the action unfold on Facebook.
Travel Tip: The first step in making your travel dreams come true is to decide that you are going to take a trip in the first place. You don’t have to have all the details figured out before making this decision, however. All you have to do is decide that your trip (wherever it might take you… and for however long) is ACTUALLY GOING TO HAPPEN! Make a commitment to the trip and announce your plans to the world. Once you get the ball rolling, you can figure out the details later.
Photos by Alex E. Proimos & Ivan Mlinaric