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Best of the Rest (Weekly Links Ending 10/9/11)

by Tony · 5 comments

Another week done and another week closer to our trip. Only two weekends left in Miami until the great drive north to Boston and a little less than 3 months left until we start our great adventure around the world. It is starting to get very REAL.

We went shopping for a good travel camera this weekend and have it narrowed down to these two, while my brother-in-law gave me a great lead on a new laptop. The RTW gear shopping has begun!

As always, if you are stuck in a cube at work and looking for a little inspiration… then read on and find inspiration in any of these great articles from our fellow writers.

  • The biggest news this past week was the death of Steve Jobs at the age of 56. Many articles were written about how his company and technology are such a part of our daily lives and it would be rare to find a RTW traveler without some Apple product in their backpacks. But just as many people pointed to his inspirational 2005 Stanford commencement speech or the Think Different ad campaign that truly embodied his ethos.
  • “Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.” A phrase that stayed with Steve Jobs since he was 17 and one that will hopefully stick with you as well. Now I don’t mean for you to immediately quit your job and start to travel (although I do think it would provide you with the appropriate perspective), but I do think this phrase should lead you to truly think through what you want in life.
  • A reason why I would like to visit Colombia and a reason why I might not… yikes!
  • I already mentioned my hunt for a laptop (and would love any extra advice), but I also need to start looking for all of the gear we will be requiring on our travels. I personally love the look of this backpack.
  • On our great trek north back to Boston in a few weeks we will be checking 2 out of 5 of these must-see southern cities off of our list… Savannah and Charleston here we come!
  • Say what?  “The Misconception: You do nice things for the people you like and bad things to the people you hate. The Truth: You grow to like people for whom you do nice things and hate people you harm.” Maybe I should be asking for more favors… how about some of you in other countries host us while we travel!

About Tony
Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once... and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.

Untemplater October 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Thanks for the mention Tony! I love what you and Meg are doing – very exciting! Adventure is what life is all about. :) I look forward to hearing all your travel stories! -Sydney

Tony October 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Thanks Sydney! It will certainly be a big adventure and we can’t way to live an untemplater lifestyle!

Caroline October 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I love this :) Can’t wait to read about your adventures, but I miss you already . . .

Tony October 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Peyton Peyton!!! We’ll be writing about our Pacific Northwest road trip in late November and if you meetup with us in San Francisco… you might be able to make your first LandingStanding appearance!

Bella April 8, 2017 at 3:12 am

I take my kids to the park by myself? Th72;#8y1e&re fine. There’s 3 of them to play together. I meet a mom friend and her kids? My kids whine and cling to me and pretty much sit on a bench and eat snacks. As soon as my friend leaves they are back to playing together. FML.

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