@travlinggirl Awesome! I loved Amsterdam. I'm totally freaked out about having to find new work when I return but I've been wanting to do some extended travel for a long time, I'm ready to move on from my current job, and the time has come.
@highjump I'm guessing you meant "Fear Fund" but this gave me a giggle. Great job, by the way!
@travlinggirl Sort of! I'm leaving in late August/early September and my first stop would be Reykjavik for a week, then Paris, then hop around Europe before heading to Asia. Lots of places on my list but I want to give myself some flexibility which for me is a challenge in itself because I'm used to planning ahead. Currently obsessed with Edinburgh, Berlin, Prague, Kathmandu, and Hong Kong. World, why you gotta be so big?!
Travel Fund: January 2014 – $9065.34 February 2014 - $10,070.99
I once bought a movie ticket to see Jurassic Park III with a boy I had a crush on. It cost $8, two hours, and my teenage film snob pride.
I'm planning some long term travel for later in the year and while there are reasons for it (burned out at work, want to see beautiful places, meet new people, etc.), the main thing is that I just feel a need to *go*. I'll see what happens. This was a great read. I always love when a travel piece winds up on The Billfold!
@aetataureate I'm not spectacularly proud of my job in terms of responsibilities or title (I'm an Administrative/Production Coordinator) but I am very proud of the work my organization does (we're an arts non-profit with some really interesting engagement initiatives). When people ask about what I do, I tend to gush about our projects but talk less about the job itself. Before this, I was in another admin role for a consulting firm I felt nothing for, so where I am now is a step up of sorts in the pride department.
I'm planning a big solo trip for later this year and Reykjavik is high on my list! I see you stayed at KEX! I've been researching hostels in cities I want to visit to get an idea of the cost and such and that one really stood out to me. Did you enjoy it?
@daysgoby I've been wanting to quit my job and do some extended travel for a long time and I'm finally gearing up to do it! I change my mind every five seconds but I think I'll start in Europe because the weather will be better there when I start(late August/early September) and then work my way to Asia. My first stop would be Reykjavik and then I'll have a flight booked somewhere else after but sort of want to plan as I go. I have a loooooong list of places I want to visit! Currently, I'm most obsessed with Berlin and Hong Kong. I'm looking into WWOOFing or volunteering along the way.