F.A.Q.

What is this website?
This is our travel blog. We hope to keep friends, family, and people bored at work entertained as we attempt to travel around the world. We hope to convince people that it IS okay to quit your jobs and travel.  Hopefully this website will inspire you to make that step and just do it.

Why would you do such a dumb thing?
Why not?  For the last 9 years, we have worked hard at our jobs, saved a bit of money, and are ready to see more of the world. A two-week vacation just is not going to cut it.

How long are you going to be gone?
2010-2011 TRIP:
We plan to travel for 10 months…possibly more if we can stretch our dough a bit. If we run out of money early, Hanna’s plan is to move to Orlando and be a greeter at Disney World. Mike can be a bathroom cleaner. (Mike isn’t as convinced of said plan.)
2013-2014 TRIP: We left New York for good at the end of November 2013 and then visited our families for about a month. We will travel for about 2.5 months and will then make the permanent move to Seattle.

Come on, how long is this really going to last?
2010-2011 TRIP: Who really knows? Guess we will find out how many hostels and squat toilets Hanna can handle…and how long she can stand eating white rice and McDonald’s.  Picky eaters don’t make it far in Asia…or so we’ve heard.
2013-2014 TRIP: Well, we have booked a bunch of plane tickets (including our trip home)…so 2.5 months it is.

How big is your trust fund?
Completely non-existent.  After a few years of saving, we had a nice little nest egg. Once we decided to do these RTW trips, we started saving more aggressively, and hopefully we will have enough to keep us off the streets most nights. The theme of these trips is BUDGET TRAVEL at its finest. We will be posting an updated budget as we go along.

What did you do with all of your stuff?
2010-2011 TRIP:
We sublet our apartment to some close friends. They are babysitting our towels and dishes while we are away.
2013-2014 TRIP: We packed up all of our New York apartment and shipped it in a big crate to Hanna’s parents’ house. We will then move everything to Seattle when we get back.

What will you do when you come back?
Who knows…isn’t that part of the adventure?

How frequently have these questions been asked for them to be added to this page? Also, will this question be added to the FAQ page now or does it need to be asked more frequently?
All of the above questions have been asked 1,204,840,182 times each.  The above questions have now been asked enough that they are officially part of the F.A.Q. page.  Keep the questions coming…

13 responses to “F.A.Q.

  1. This is the third day of your blog… how frequently have these questions been asked for them to be added to this page?

    Also, will this question be added to the FAQ page now or does it need to be asked more frequently?

  2. My question is this: what’s with those crazy little bugs? Are they assigned randomly? Did you draw them?

    (Boy, I hope a thousand other people ask this question today, so that my question can be a FAQ!)

  3. This site only allows you to post the same comment once during a sign in session… it politely tells you that you’ve posted it already. (This is a fyi to anyone who wants to build up the frequency for a FAQ…)

    • hahah. thanks, mom. we did receive your same comment twice….were you just gonna keep sending it to us in the hopes it makes the F.A.Q list? keep trying. no idea about the little guys who accompany your comments. i guess it’s just random.

  4. how frequently have these questions been asked for them to be added to this page?

    Will this question be added to the FAQ page now or does it need to be asked more frequently?

  5. If I ever get around to blogging again, will you two continue to be my most faithful commenters?

  6. can we get a map of where you have been, i.e. a line from new york that updates to where you are every so often? mom would approve.

    • i actually started doing that a while ago, but then google maps crashed…and i never went back to finish it. maybe i’ll do that some bored-out-of-our-minds day in a small town. thanks for the suggestion, friend. (this Q ain’t making the F.A.Q. though…)

  7. Mike and Hanna,
    I am your 2nd cousin, Marilee (Aunt Lee and Uncle Bernie’s daughter on Mike’s mother side. Your Grandma Ro, is my Aunt Ro.) Aunt Ro had given me your website months ago and I have checked about every week. I find it absolutely fantastic. I love to hear your different comments about all the places you visit. You both have done an excellent job documenting this adventure and also have definitely inspired us to think about our own travels! Happy holidays! Marilee

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