How we saved $50,000 and are now traveling for a year

by Jason

I’ve had a few questions recently regarding how much money Sharon and I have saved for the trip. Between both Sharon and myself, we were able to save $50,000. It’s difficult to say exactly how long this took. All of the stock I’ve accumulated with my company went into the trip savings, but roughly, it […]

Why Asia?

by Sharon

One of the first questions people ask me when I tell them about this trip is “why Asia?”.  My reply is usually something along the lines of “why not Asia?” or “because my family is from there”.  While they are both major factors in our decision to choose Asia, I think the main reason is […]

How to sell books on Amazon and make some cash!

by Jason

This past summer I looked for ways to make money…to begin enabling my Life After Cubes. One of my more successful ventures was to sell back old textbooks on Amazon. I started with my old textbooks and was amazed at how easy and how fast they sold on Amazon (No, I don’t work for Amazon […]

Savings? What savings?

by Sharon

Today we received our backpacks in the mail courtesy of Jason Lucash. (Thanks again, Iguanadon!)  Today I also called my optometrist and picked up my year’s supply of contact lenses.  Yesterday I even called my pharmacy and attempted to pick up my prescription of another medication but thanks to the dump that the economy took, […]

To Do List Update #1

by Jason

The to do list is coming along well, we’re slowly but surely whittling it down. Here’s an update: Things to buy Netbook – After numerous hours of research, Sharon and I have finally purchased our netbooks. We went with Asus Eee 1005ha-V. They have over 8 hours of battery and we were able to get […]

What was my Inspiration for the trip?

by Jason

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I was recently thinking about what inspired me to want to go on the upcoming trip. The answer to this question is honestly a ton of different reasons, but there are a couple of inspirational moments that really stand out. My friend Morgan moved to South America for a year a while back. I visited him […]

How do you say “Faux-hawk” in Cambodian?

by Jason

With 6 weeks left to go, I’ve been thinking a lot about the little things that I will encounter for the upcoming trip. Getting my first haircut where my stylist doesn’t speak English should be an interesting experience. I’ll need to look up “faux-hawk”, “scissor cut” and “fade”. The easiest way around this would probably […]

Yi ge ping guo!!!

by Sharon

With less than 2 months left, I find myself alternating between feeling thrilled and terrified!  Here are a few thoughts that have become regulars in my head: 1.       I consider myself fairly low maintenance, but I am also a minor germophobe.  That being said, the thought of having to squat and “go to the bathroom” […]