Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Travelling: The Plan

More and more of our life of late seems to be consumed with planning and organising our trip this autumn. From printing maps and researching sim-card options to buying kit and arranging house/hen-sitters there seems to be an unending list of jobs to be done. Slowly, however, we are getting there.

We're away for three months, and while there are several weeks where we're just touring and going wherever we fancy next, there are also sections where we're getting all the details pinned down in advance. We have a mortgage to pay and jobs that are expecting us back on 1st December so we can't just walk away without thinking things through a bit.


I've been really enjoying most of the planning as it gives a sense of purpose and adventure. I was finding it hard to get excited when all we had were flights and the start date felt like decades away, but as we've read and researched about the different places we're visiting, sorted accommodation and contacted friends around the world, a sense of reality has kicked in and now we just can't wait to be off. Fortunately there's less than a month to go!

Where are we going, you ask? We're starting with two weeks in Canada before heading to New Zealand for the bulk of our trip. While in NZ we're going to spend a few weeks WWOOFing as well as taking our tent and seeing as much of the country as we can. We're finishing the trip off with a few days in Australia and a few days in Thailand.

The blog is going to keep going just as before. We've got some great guests lined up for you on Wednesdays, mixed in with a few things we've prepared in advance. Photo Fridays will continue to be just that - hopefully with plenty of jealousy inducing scenery from around the world! Finally, internet access willing, our Sunday posts will become a travel journal with more photos and stories from where we've been that week and I'm sure food, crafts and gardens will continue to feature there as we explore each area.

And just in case that doesn't seem like enough, we've also started a twitter account. If that's your cup of tea then you'll find us hanging out @Urban__Cottage. It's quiet over there at the moment - but it'll pick up soon!

Just a few more weeks before the off and despite such a glorious summer here in the UK we're definitely itching to get moving...

8 comments:

  1. I didn't realise you were going to be WWOOFing. That's cool - do you have farms lined up?

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    1. Just the one farm - with Dave and Jess' parents :)

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  2. That sounds really good and I'm jealous already. I'll look forward to following you on your travels!

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    1. Thanks. We're getting really excited now!

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  3. I'm sure you'll love New Zealand - it's a fabulous place - are you travelling north and south island? I shall just have to content myself with following you here.

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    1. Both north and south. Have you been?

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  4. How incredibly fabulous! I'm heading over to Twitter now....

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    1. You'll find not much happening - hopefully we'll start using it soon!

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