Southeast Asia Travel PlansThursday, May 23, 2013
There are two types of people that go on trips... Tourists on vacation. Travelers on a journey.In 10 days, we will be embarking on a new journey, Southeast Asia. We'll be exploring Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, India... and any other countries and regions that time allows us to travel. We have 3 months to see and do as much as possible.
This is the 3rd time I've taken off with only a backpack to a far away place I've never been before. It was a spontaneous decision but long awaited for the right moment. I do extensive research on a region before I travel but I don't do much pre-planning other than obtaining the proper visas and vaccinations. I enjoy "winging" it and letting the adventure unfold as I go. While traveling, "Be sharp but not rigid." That is my motto. You need to be on guard against dangers, scams, getting ripped off, illness, disease, etc... but maintain a flexible schedule and path.
YouTube While I'm AwayI've been asked if I will suspend video making on YouTube while I'm traveling... I wouldn't dream of it! This is an experience I want to share with my YouTube family. We'll be filming and vlogging everyday.
I've also been asked what I'll film and if I'll still do beauty videos. The answer is yes, there will be plenty of beauty videos. Thai women, Indian women... really almost anywhere you go in the world girls love beautifying themselves. It will be exciting to learn about and try their favorite products, beauty treatments and tips. Not only will I be making beauty videos in every country we visit but we'll be filming everyday, that means unlimited vlogs!
Our PlansWe leave here June 3rd, fly from Maui to Oahu, then to Tokyo and finally arriving in Bangkok 18 hours later. We'll explore as much of Thailand as possible before heading into Vietnam and Cambodia. Next we go to India, most of our traveling there will be in Rajasthan and neighboring regions. We return to Maui in September.
Our friend is going to pig-sit Mitzi (our guinea pig) I haven't mentioned anything about the Moose lately because sadly she passed away recently, she was elderly. She lived a good long life and was spoiled rotten everyday of it, but still losing a pet is always heartbreaking.
As for our belongings, I've downsized heavily and everything else is going into storage. Another friend is taking care of our Toyota truck while we're off island.
I'll keep you updated.