One way ticket

This week I will cross off two more items on my bucket list and add another continent to the notches on my travel belt.

We are about to board a plane to Thailand with two carryons and two one-way tickets. We don’t know when we’ll be back or even where we’re going while we’re gone.

Why? Why not.

This impromptu trip definitely tops the list of the craziest things I’ve done.

I’ve been to so many places already and had countless life-changing experiences, but preparing for a new continent has given me a fresh perspective on travel. Nearly nine years ago I took my first trip overseas and today as we drive to the airport — where 21 hours of flying, a 10-hour train ride and a ferry boat await us — the butterflies returned. I’m anxious and excited and nervous and invigorated. In some ways I feel like I’m leaving the country for the first time even though Thailand will be my 11th country outside of the U.S.  I have no idea what to expect, but I’m certain this experience will be life-altering.

Have you been to Asia? We’d love some recommendations. Comment below with your favorite spots. 

 

 

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