Kristy and Lion will travel together for the 1st time around the world in June 2014.
WE are 5 1/2 months or 164 days away from leaving Australia to head abroad for 50 days. To say I am excited is an understatement, but I am also worried because the only things we have done are book our main flights to each country and purchase a backpack and some necessary travel items.
When it comes to travelling I am used to having my whole world on my back, and flying solo. This trip to the US, EU, Dubai and Singapore will be a whole different ball game, backpacking with my boyfriend of two years.
I guess, when it is only me to worry about, it doesn’t matter if I am stuck sleeping on the floor of a friends hostel room because all the bunks are taken, catching an overnight bus to a new city because all the cheap accommodation is booked out or having to crash on the roof of a hostel in Greece with Irish hippies because the hostel manager gave away our beds. On this trip I will not just be responsible for my life, but also my “virgin-traveller” boyfriend. It is quite a load to bear, and it may be why I am dragging my feet when it comes to booking all the accommodation and organising everything else. To get the ball rolling this month we need to organise my boyfriend’s passport, book our last flight from Las Vegas to New York, then organise our stops in Europe as well as book a bit of our accommodation – mainly in the US. Hopefully this will slowly ease myself into travelling in a two-some. Don’t get me wrong, I am very much looking forward to the new adventure of travelling with my partner, and as I am travelling to a number of places I have already been – the real adventure will be sharing the amazing experiences with the love of my life.
Wish me luck.