There seems to be a big trend towards travel bloggers writing about all things RTW. I see page after page of travelers talking about what stage they are in. Some are planning and saving, some are in the late stages of counting down to their launch date, some are on the journey already. There are RTW planning apps, tracking apps, budgets, get-togethers and groups all over the internet in support of it.
While I love reading about those trips and admire the people who take them, and I understand the appeal of making a ‘Round The World journey in theory, I just can’t get on that bandwagon. It sounds too much like work.
Maybe it’s because my attention span is too short. Taking on a journey with such a focused goal, a linear plan, and a definite map? Well, that’s just not for us.
We are wanderers.
We change our minds.
We get wild hairs, and bees in our bonnets.
So, as much as we love reading about everyone else’s RTW journeys, this blog won’t ever have a “RTW” page. Instead we have our map, and I can promise the pins will show up in random order. We’ll hop, and we’ll skip. We’ll stay in one place for a while and gather a cluster of new pins all close together, then we’ll jump and start a new cluster somewhere else. There are some trails we’ll follow, but they’ll be smaller in scale. Nobody knows, least of all us, where the next landing pad will be.
We don’t know where we’re going. We don’t know how we’ll get there. We don’t know how long we’ll stay.
We like it that way.