The last look
This is the final view of our stuff before it went away into the vast beyond. No matter how many times you see it, the feeling is still very strange as you watch every worldly possession disappear.
Check it out! We only have one week left before we shove off from Connecticut and start moving WEST.
Getting Objects in! (and excursion planning)
You can also view this update through the original Kickstarter project. Hi there West By Sea crew. I know you’re anxious to get underway. We are too! Today we’re headed to Boston, USA for Michelle’s regular visit with the doctors. She will also meet with some of the public relations people at Mass General. They are … Continue reading
Update #11: weekly update
Hi everyone. We’ve been really busy. Three major projects in progress and only one month left before we leave! Michelle is getting her spring MRI today to prep for a final checkup before the trip. We have been getting our house ready to be mothballed for the summer and our stuff ready for storage. The … Continue reading
Evaluating Luggage and Tiny Spaces
Today we pulled out all the luggage. We weighed and measured it and looked at replacements. We decided to replace everything with collapsible bags for this trip. What does that mean? Our existing luggage weighs 52 pounds. The replacement luggage weighs only 27 pounds and actually has a bit more capacity. The extra 25 pounds … Continue reading
Applying for India Visas for USA Citizens
If you use a Mac beware applying for your online India Visa! The India Consulate has outsourced its application process to Travisa Outsourcing – at least if you live somewhere overseen by Consulate General of India-New York. Ed and I were each able to use Safari to go through the online application process without a problem. The … Continue reading
Short daily updates
Full day Sunday with family activities. Here are some highlights from earlier in the week. Nice progress today. Got an order of business cards in. I’ll be dropping them around town, linking back to the kickstarter project page. Only one weekend left. The next update is about Objects. If you could pick only one thing … Continue reading
We need all the tips we can get
Here are ten top tips for a world cruise from Cunard.
Travel Immunizations, the easy way
At the doc today to get a pre-trip immunization consult. They went over food-borne, air-borne, and all-kindsa-other-borne diseases. So exactly why are we doing this again? (Wink) The CDC brief is pretty good. If you switch hemispheres, keep in mind that flu season comes 6 months early! We only needed a couple shots. And of … Continue reading
This week: Tourist Visas
Several countries require a visa. Most can be done on the ship. Australia requires pre-approval but can be done on the Internet. India requires mailing in, with passport, application and payment. That’s the goal this week, making sure all the paperwork is ready. The worst thing would be to pull into a port and gaze … Continue reading