From 2010 to 2011 the bloggers on this site were Clark and Kim. The site has new editors and will begin to be updated more frequently with new travel tips and stories.
You can get to know Clark and Kim below. Their posts are amazing, you should check them out!
To Uncertainty & Beyond is filled with travel stories, tips, mishaps, photography, city guides, and gear reviews to help plan your big trip.
We had good jobs, a nice apartment, and loads of…stuff. But who needs any of that? We quit the jobs, ditched the apartment, and sold the stuff. Two 70L backpacks were all we needed.
We traveled Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Asia from June 2010 to January 2011, or about 200 days. We chose to go the independent travel route. No big bus tours for us. Also, we had zero commitments. RTW tickets (aka Star Alliance) or consolidators (aka Airtreks) may save you money, but only if you commit to an itinerary before even leaving home. We actually found that we saved money by booking budget flights and going overland as much as possible. We also really enjoyed the flexibility of having no set itinerary.
Everyone talks about taking time to travel, but few people (especially Americans) actually do it. Life is all about taking risks and having adventures. You only live once, so why not?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
It’s a little scary to abandon the routine, but we hope our site will help you plan your own trip to uncertainty. We’re done with the big chunk of our trip, but are by no means finished traveling. Keep checking in to see what we’re up to next!
Have questions? Email us at touncertaintyandbeyond at gmail dot com.