Monday, July 17, 2006

Welcome to my new blog! You may know me from my previous blog Defying Debt in 2 Years. Regardless, you should know that I have been saving tirelessly for the last 2 years so that I can do exactly what I am doing now, traveling and experiencing new things all around the world. You see, I was in loads of credit card debt when I graduated college and had to work at jobs I didn't like and spend next to nothing to pay it all off. Now, I'm free to do whatever I want without having to worry about bills to or when I'll receive my next paycheck.

I'll be leaving on July 24th and after an excruciating 20 hour flight I'll be in Bangkok where I'll be teaching English at a private school. I'll be teaching there with a friend of mine so I won't be completely alone which makes me feel much more confident about the whole situation. I've never traveled anywhere in Asia so I'm sure I'm in for quite a culture shock, but I guess that's why we travel isn't it?

Check back later and I'll post lots of stories, pictures and maybe even some personal finance tips for traveling and living abroad.


Dave said...

First to leave a comment on your new blog!

I flied to China a couple of years ago. The flight was 24 hours and 15 minutes (I flied from Washington, D.C., stopping at Chicago, Tokyo before landing in Shanghai). The flight wasn't too bad at all and I had a lot of fun.

Best of luck in Thailand! said...

Second to leave a comment on your new blog! :) hehe.

Have I told you how proud I am of you? This is great. Can't imagine being on a plane that long (or at all anymore) Can't wait to read your stories!

Anonymous said...

I'm the third to leave a comment. Whoo haa!!!

Have a safe flight and call when you get in.

Oh, you don't have my number.

Ok, blog when you get in then. And don't forget to write!! (PO Box on my site) I want a Thailand post card. I wonder if they have them?

Get some rest and have a great trip!

Tired of being broke said...

Have a safe flight and best of luck.

Bailey said...

Best of luck! Looking forward to hearing about stories from Thailand.

So I guess this is the new blog?
Are you still going to post on the old blog?