What’s Next? 67,105 Miles

Distance around the world = 24,901 miles

Dead Sea, Jordan

Distance I’ll be traveling in the next 4 months:
Curacao – 3,511 miles
New Brunswick – 2,656 miles
Colorado – 1,628 miles
Marseille, France – 8,350 miles
Turkey – 11,154 miles
Hawaii – 9,340 miles
Israel – 12,340 miles
South Africa – 15,950 miles
St. Kitts – 2,176 miles
total = 67,105 miles

That’s 2.69 times around the world in 4 months!

My Curacao journey begins on Saturday. Imagine an island with emerald-blue seas, endless golden sand beaches, multicolored sunsets, water, land, and air adventures for the whole family, and a rich historical heritage. That’s what’s in store for us in Curacao.


Have you ever been? Do you have any family-friendly recommendations?

Stay tuned for my 67,105 mile journey. Which country would you like to visit the most?


83 thoughts on “What’s Next? 67,105 Miles

    • I’ve traveled a lot of France but not Marseilles. I will let you know shortly what I think. I loved Nice so I’m hopeful about other southern cities. πŸ™‚ Where in France have you visited?


    • Many of my travels are press trips now but traveling was always a priority so I just cut back on other things to make it happen. I worked a few jobs to put away extra money, taught at summer camps, backpacked, and stayed at hostels. I didn’t spend much money on dining, I bought all of my clothes and furniture second hand, and I even cut my own hair. I just decided what was important in my life and found ways to make it a reality. πŸ™‚


      • I really like your honesty when you speak about how you have worked towards and are achieving your dreams. In the way you talk about it, you make it seem possible for others but you also share the reality of the choices you make to achieve those dreams. I’m interested to know, how long it took you to finally starting gaining financial return on turning what you wanted from a dream into reality?



    • It’s overwhelming to look at it this way sometimes but when I see it as one trip at a time, I’m reminded of how blessed I am. πŸ™‚ What’s your favorite travel destination?


      • Favorite place I have visited? The Gettysburg Battleground at sunset…The mist rising off of the field looks like the ghosts of a thousand soliders.

        Favorite place I have yet to visit? Pretty much anywhere in Ireland.


        • Ireland is in my top five favorite countries! I loved Galway the most, followed closely by Dublin. Giant’s Causeway is spectacular yet equally matched by the Cliffs of Moher. Have you been to any other European countries?


  1. How inspiring! I love to think about traveling in terms of overall distances, it helps make even smaller trips feel more exciting. Unfortunately, I don’t have any recommendations for Curacao, but I’m looking forward to reading about your travels there πŸ™‚


  2. I did the wrong thing this afternoon, started playing with airline booking sites… But this would be financial suicide at the moment… But did that Qatar Airlines ticket to New York look good!


    • What’s even more insane is that most of it will be with my 15 month old daughter. I’d like for her to join me in 25 countries before she’s 10. I think that’s a great start on life πŸ˜‰


      • That would be a great start! Travel will be in her blood, she’ll definitely appreciate it when she’s older! Take lots of pics πŸ˜€


  3. Wow, we’re coming up close to having traveled around the world now (around 21,600 miles) from this year – I think heading out to Hawaii will put us over the top! It’s always fun to keep track of πŸ˜€


    • I leave for Curacao tomorrow! They have more activities for children then I even imagined. We’re going to swim with the dolphins, visit an ostrich farm, explore a zoo, and journey on a submarine! It’s going to be an awesome week! Have you ever been?


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  5. Impressive! As weird as it might sound to some, I actually enjoy traveling with my little one. It gives you a different perspective and I might do things with him that I wouldn’t consider otherwise. Plus, it makes me REALLY appreciate traveling solo (like reading a magazine and putting on headphones). Have so much fun!


  6. Hey Lesley, I’ve been trying to figure this out. How are you able to do what you do? Did you win the lottery or do you do volunteer work on these trips? How is it possible?


  7. I want to do that! Haven’t even been out of the USA yet…but that will all change in October…Honduras here I come! I’ll be on a cruise line for 6 months πŸ™‚ but your trip looks amazing!


  8. Sounds awesome. Nope, just Bonaire with its pink beach, divi divi trees, flamingo stop, anchored bouys to protect the reef, flamingo tongue mussel shells and the 6-12 in seahorses that I let wrap around my pinky so I could show the elders up at the boat. Hehe. Hope that helps! Have fun!


  9. Good for you that you are living the life of your dreams. Although I enjoy traveling I don’t like being away from home that much! But I will be eagerly awaiting your posts so I can travel vicariously and still sleep in my own bed at night!


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  11. That’s quite a trip. I actually got married in Curacao in 2007, and we had an absolute blast. I loved downtown Willemstad. The bartering with the locals was fun. The seaquarium was cool too. It’s a beautiful place. Have fun.


  12. I wish to fly above the fjords in norway in da ultralight trike with froede πŸ™‚ have visited south america would love to visit south to sout in south africa.. an da dunes of namib etc etc..admire all ur journeys, I do!……ur posts are very kewl:).Q aka Quarksire in colorado πŸ™‚


  13. LOVE to see someone following their bliss. And not only sharing the journey, but inspiring others to do the same. Just stumbled across your blog and will continue to follow. Thanks for showing the world what’s possible.


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