I have always wanted to fly around the world. I have criss-crossed the planet a few times, but I’ve never really completed the circle. Tonight I take off on a trip that will take me to five cities in three continents, and check off yet another item on my bucket list. I am also thinking of this as an opportunity to push myself into becoming a super fast and efficient packer.
The majority of the trip is for work – two board meetings, a speaking opportunity and an onstage appearance at a conference where I get to retell some of the lessons learned. In between work, there are two long weekends which I hope will be an opportunity to take some good photos. When planning for the trip, I decided that I wanted all the flights to be eight hours or less. This should help me manage jet-lag and time zone changes
On this long journey around the northern hemisphere I am traveling with my trusted camera and will be chronicling the journey — on my Instagram account, here on my blog and on Storehouse. I already mirror all of my blog posts on Facebook, so there will be a chance to catch up there as well.
The hardest part so far has been settling on what shoes to pack, without overwhelming my carry on bag. It is not very difficult to pack if you love the things you pack. I am taking a duffel and a backpack. The biggest item in my bag — my blood pressure measurement device and my diabetes kit.
As a I sit in the San Francisco airport, I can’t help myself and stop thinking — when I return, autumn is going to be a mere stone’s throw.