This week, I've been thinking about what to do after Remote Year, because I'm a planner and think about things way before they're relevant.
My current plan: come back to NC for a month or two, then hit the road again - but this time hop around North America for a while. Because here's the thing - I have no idea where I want to live. You know, when I actually live somewhere (and that won't be for a while). I want to make an informed decision. Moving to Monterey is a lot easier than moving to Prague. AND MONTEREY HAS OTTERS.
This particular thought process terrifies my mother. "But I need to be close to my grandkids," she says. ... What grandkids?
My father, on the other hand, told me to stay on the move. I like Dad's plan better. Family is always just a plane ride away. And please just get me on the west coast for a while. Or maybe forever.
My tentative 2017 itinerary, that will almost certainly change but will be fun to read in a year:
- January 2017: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (my last month of Remote Year)
- February 2017: Raleigh, NC
- March 2017: Raleigh, NC and somewhere warm - like Belize
- April 2017: Costa Rica
- May 2017: Drive up US-1 in California and stay in Big Sur foreverandeverandever
- June 2017: Lake Tahoe, CA and the Bay Area
- July 2017: Portland, OR
- August 2017: Seattle, WA
- September 2017: Vancouver, BC
That's as far as I got. My paltry logistics involve planes, lots of trains (on the west coast!), and maybe an automobile or two.
Header image: Giuseppe Milo. Man, I love it with photographers license their work under the Creative Commons.