Friday, 25 June 2010

Getting Excited

Its almost a month since my last post. I must post more often.

I'm really starting to get excited now. There are now 5 working weeks to go (it still seems too long!) until the escape.

I am REALLY looking forward to being freeeeeeeeee, I will be getting my life back. I realised the other day just how unhappy this life has made me for a long long time. I am feeling a lot more positive about the escape, we just might be able to pull this off.

Having time out of the rat race was never an option for me, I wanted OUT COMPLETELY. When I did locum and contract work I had the opportunity to take some time off for a few months, but nothing had really changed for me. I was still living in the same place, still having to make a living so I could give up work and escape the grind.

So we we are out at the end of July. Initially we are housesitting and dog sitting for a friend for a few weeks. August will be spent here and there in this country. Then in September the rough plan is to go to the Balearic islands (all of them) potentially for 2 - 3 months. Then we may go to the Caribbean and then who knows?

Next spring I fancy travelling around the west coast of North America in a motorhome. From some initial research hiring an RV or a week could run to $1,000k. It appears to be prohibitively expensive to hire an RV for 3 - 6 months. So instead we are considering the idea of buying one on the way in and hopefully selling it on the way out. We need something reliable but we also do not want to spend too much on an RV in case we don't have time to sell it. We would probably start off in Canada so we can go in on 6 month visitors visa. Any tips?

So thats the plan for the next 12 months, although we dont have a concrete itinerary. We are just going to start off in Mallorca and see what feels right and see what comes.

Who knows we may end up being permanent bums in Ibiza beating the drums with the dudes that drive the magic vans :)


Tony said...

Dreamer, I'm getting excited too! It's good you are taking some time out to unwind initially. It's amazing how much stress and burnout gets stored up.

If you ever decide to head out to Asia I recommend Thailand - and it's possible to pick up English teaching work should you need some extra cash (but you need to plan a bit for that in advance).

I'm sure you are going to love the Balearics - sounds great!

If you are going to do the West coast of America have you considered using bicycles? They are a lot cheaper than an RV. :) Apparently it's a very popular and well-established cycle route and there's tons of info on the web. Just throwing that crazy idea out there as I've been following quite a few adventure cycling / cycle touring blogs recently. Get in touch via my site if you want some good links.

Brendan & Louise said...


My boyfriend and I are living in Canada and planning to move down to mexico! I've enjoyed reading your blog! Good for you!

Here is ours

yay to escaping life!


Dreamer said...

Hi Tony - Thailand, its something to think about, I could teach english:) Cycling sounds great, I'll have to look into it. I suppose I thought with the RV I could cover a greater distance (i want to do canada and us west coast) and we get 2 for 1, transport and accomodation.

Hi Brandon & am Louise - welcome and I look forward to reading your blog.