Budget Travel Trip Planning – Day 0

by budgettravelnotes on February 3, 2010

Today I quit.

Not the blog – that’s just starting.  I’ve been considering another big trip for months – will I travel again, move to a different location, or stick at the job?  At the end of the day travel won over, so today I quit.  The last time I travelled there wasn’t really any indecision – I had been building up to the trip for years and it was just a matter of the lame excuses running out, and the funds increasing to a suitable amount, and then I was off (although I did carry my letter of resignation around for a week or so!).

So again, 2 years, 7 months, and 17 days after returning to the UK, I quit.  This time it’s a bit different.  I’ll have my girlfriend along as a travel buddy.  We both had really good jobs in the UK, with good pay but enough was enough, and the New Zealand working visas were burning a hole in our pocket…..I let the last one expire without using it, and this time I wasn’t prepared to go through the post-expiration analysis if this one’s date passed by as well!

While driving home in the van that I’m not sure what I’ll do with, I thought it would be a good idea to blog during the planning of the trip so you can see how I go about it.

I’m an experienced traveller, have done one 12 month trip before so it will either show other experienced people how I go about it, or introduce newbies to some methods or techniques.

I’ve got a feeling I’ll be planning a bit more than the last time.  That’s not too hard as I only booked my flights 2 weeks before leaving in 2006.

So the ‘plan’ so far is :

  • Potentially fly to Oman from the UK to visit my sister early May
  • Get to Central Asia – visit the “Stans” – probably Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Fly to Mongolia and head around there for a bit
  • Take the latter part of the Trans Mongolian train to China
  • Get to New Zealand by the last week in July
  • Fly to the Falkland Islands for a wedding in Jan/Feb 2011  (yes…..really the Falkland Islands)
  • ?

That depends on how much all the above will cost – particularly the earlier sections as we don’t want o blow too much too early.  I’ll warn you now – my methods may not be rocket science, but it you’re sitting there wondering how you go about it, subscribe to my feed, and keep up with the updates and come along for the ride……

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1 Diana March 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Wow… quitting a job to start an adventure. That sounds great!

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