Vagabonding Case Study: Talon and Tigger

On April 1st, 2016

Talon and Tigger of 1 Dad 1 Kid

Age: 42 & 9

Hometown: Lakewood, CO

Quote: “You really need a lot less than you think you do.

How did you find out about Vagabonding, and how did you find it useful?
Via Twitter, and I have found some of the information very helpful.

What is your job or source of travel funding for this journey?
Writing, photography, and medical transcription.

Do you plan to work on the road?
Yes, doing the same.

What was the reaction of your friends/family/colleagues as you planned your trip?
Everyone expressed jealousy and envy.

Any tips or lessons learned from the travel-preparation process?
You really need a lot less than you think you do.

How long do you hope to spend on the road?
Trying to make it pretty much indefinite.

Which destinations do you hope to visit?
Mexico, Central & most of South America, Antarctica, much of Europe, many different countries in Africa, the Maldives, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Fiji, and more.

Which experiences are you most looking forward to?
Living in Asia and Africa

What are you packing for the journey?
Very little! If it can’t fit in our backpacks, it doesn’t go. I’m using a 48 L pack, and my son is carrying a 40 L pack.

Do you have any worries or concerns about the journey?
Sure. Mostly I sometimes worried if I could really pull this off. Both of us have some minor medical stuff that requires meds, my son has an anxiety disorder among some other special needs. I also sometimes wonder about my ability to be around my child 24/7 with no breaks for extended periods of time. I’m the kind of person who needs some alone time every now and then. And of course financially I wonder at times. I’m trying to keep my work to as few hours as possible.

How can we best follow your adventures?
The blog, twitter, and our Facebook page.

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