Our primary pre-trip resource is Travel Guru Edward Hasbrouck’s The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World.
If, during the next year, we forget why we’re doing it, we can always refer back to this Practical Nomad reminder: “World travel is sexy. World travel is the ultimate trip. Independent world travel is the world’s best learning experience. It’s the best possible investment of time and money you can make in your own career or your children’s education. World travel will change you, and change your life, for the better.”
Seemingly obvious, but easy to forget, these bullets. I like the affirmation in Edward’s words, and that they oppose the myth of extended travel as “time off.”