“How Can You Afford This?
When I first came up with the idea, I shifted my financial priorities. I stopped going out to restaurants and bars, I packed my lunch, I didn’t go to movies or concerts. I had two garage sales and sold the leftovers on Craigslist. I cut out little luxuries like satellite radio.
That said, I’m doing this on an extremely tight budget. I’m going to be staying in hostels, crashing on couches, eating street food and pinching pennies … er, rupees
What Scares You The Most?
Snakes, stolen passports and intestinal parasites.
What If You Get Hurt?
I purchased international travel insurance that will cover me in most places or, in severe situations, evacuate me to another country with better medical services.
Also, several countries on my itinerary offer low-cost, quality health care.
Will You Call? Will You Write?
What Excites You The Most?
Seeing all the places I’ve read about but never thought I would visit. That includes Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, Iguazu Falls in Argentina and the churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia.
Aren’t You A Vegan?
Yes. I’ll just do the best I can in every situation. And I’m going to pack lots of peanut butter for protein.”
– provided by Maggie Downs of the Desert Sun, via mydesert.com
Check out this map provided by the Desert Sun that pinpoints all of the places she will be visiting: