We had a fabulous travel plan for 2013. It went a little something like this:
- Spend two months snowboarding in Utah
- Fly to Costa Rica for a few weeks
- Fly to Florida and take a two week Caribbean cruise ending in Boston
- Spend a month travelling the US East Coast – Boston, New York and Washington DC
- Fly to Toronto and attend TBEX ’13
- Spend a few months at home in New Zealand
- Spent the Northern Hemisphere Autumn and Winter doing a series of home exchanges across Europe.
I had it all worked out.
Our desire to sell our house for a permanent nomadic lifestyle is currently overriding any immediate urges for shorter term travel. We’re sick of having to continuously return to New Zealand when we expend all our travel money. Not only do flights in and out of New Zealand cost a lot of money but it’s expensive to live here. Worst of all, we find New Zealand boring and feel like we don’t fit in here. Selling up will also require an investment of money and time.
In short, if we travel now we can’t sell our house and if we don’t sell our house we can’t travel long term. Make sense? We’ve been mulling over our house conundrum for a few weeks but we’ve made the decision to put our house on the market in mid-February and sell it at auction in mid-March.
Cross your fingers. Pray to God or Buddha or Allah or whoever to help us make this happen!