browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Trip Prep

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.

Categories: Trip Prep | Comments Off on The last look

PODS delivery

Check it out! We only have one week left before we shove off from Connecticut and start moving WEST.

Categories: Daily Short Update, Trip Prep | Comments Off on PODS delivery

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 »

Categories: Trip Prep | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Getting Objects in! (and excursion planning)

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 »

Categories: Book Prep, Daily Short Update, Trip Prep | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Update #11: weekly update

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 »

Categories: Trip Prep | Tags: , | Comments Off on Evaluating Luggage and Tiny Spaces

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 »

Categories: Michelle, Passport & Visa, Trip Prep | Tags: , | Comments Off on Applying for India Visas for USA Citizens

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 »

Categories: Daily Short Update, Trip Prep | Comments Off on Short daily updates

We need all the tips we can get

Here are ten top tips for a world cruise from Cunard.

Categories: Trip Prep | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on We need all the tips we can get

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 »

Categories: Daily Short Update, Trip Prep | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Travel Immunizations, the easy way

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 »

Categories: Trip Prep | Tags: , , | Comments Off on This week: Tourist Visas