Hi, my name is Tom and this is my blog about an adventure I’m planning to take in 2012. What is that adventure you ask? Well, I intend to backpack around the world for a year. No, I’m not rich. This isn’t a vacation or quick trip… it’s a journey. I’ll fly over the oceans, but other than that, I don’t plan on taking any flights. I also plan to stay in hostels, cheap hotels and hopefully couchsurf.
Yes, I know, another travel blog. Just what the world needs. I often wonder if I should even start a blog for this. If I do, who is it for? Am I a narcissistic douchebag who needs attention to derive purpose and meaning in life? Wow, I hope not. The conclusion I’ve reached for this blog comes down to 2 reasons:
1. Document my journey in words and pics for later reminiscing
2. Help keep family and friends aware of where I am, and what I’m up to (and that I’m still alive)
My goals for the blog are as follows:
1. Be a little different from the normal travel blog and document my preparation and thoughts in the months leading up to my trip. A lot of people dream of doing this, but there’s a certain amount of research I think you need to do for it to be practical.
2. Not bore the hell out of you with a detailed account of everyday minutia (that’s for my personal journal). I want to write entertaining entries that hopefully teach you something.
So with that said, now that I’ve started this thing, if I don’t follow through with the trip, you have my permission to make fun of my lame ass till the end of my days.