Leaving Alaska for our 'Epic Expedition'

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Question: How much planning did you have to do before you began your ongoing trip (driving from Alaska to Argentina)?  What sort of things, upon looking back, are really important to know before you start?

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Planning and implementing an 'epic' trip  like the one we're on does require a fair amount of prior planning and visionary thinking.

But there is also a lot that you cannot plan for. You have to be flexible and open to possibilities.

You also can't delay living until you have 'all your ducks in a row'. All the lights will not be green. Sometimes you'll just have to fire, and aim afterwards.

Here are some things to consider:

  1. Being open and flexible is how the best experiences occur
  2. Trust that things will work out - they always do - and more so when you don't fight the process
  3. Taking action and moving forward will help you to 'fill in the missing pieces'
  4. Your biggest concern is the next step. Take the next step, and it will reveal the step after that
  5. Planning should get you moving in the right direction

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  1. JDS

    I have a silly question in the midst of all the great ideas, motivational seed planting and family adventures you guys are sharing with us, what kind of camera/equipment are you using to take these great photos and videos on this site. Great stuff. I have to admit I have been browsing this site for awhile and always check the latest updates in a hurried and anticipated fashion. I’m making my own plans (nothing to detailed) to live my dream of traveling and LIVING abroad with my family as I did in my youth. I have lots of questions, but I’ll start with camera/equipment one for now. Thanks so much.

  2. Karen

    Our first biggish family trip was basically a spur of the moment ‘move’ from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton (west to east coasts). We listed our house for sale, gave most of our possession away, and hit the road with our youngest 7dc (of 9) in just 3 weeks (our youngest dc was only 2.5mo). We heard that my sisters house had burned down in CB and decided to go help them rebuild. That ‘rash decision’ changed our lives for the better, even though things hadn’t all been planned well ahead.


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