T-40 days

Posted by Ted on Aug 11, 2010 in Travel

After months of knowing what needed to be done but not being able to take action, life since we got back from Cape Cod has been all action, all the time.

The last four days have included ToodleDo items such as;

  • Book return tickets from NY – We fly out of SFO to Bangkok, but we’re returning to New York for Christmas. Jetblue to the rescue!
  • Modify and re-order business cards
  • VCS Post – This week’s guest vagabonders, the Candy family!
  • Order tape for yurt – yes, you read that right. We’re building a hexayurt for Burning Man this year.
  • Sign storage contract – found a $24/mo 5×6 space, and at least half of what we’re putting away has already been moved.
  • Set up new wireless network – I did that at the same time as writing this post. About time I set it up right, just as we’re leaving of course.
  • Party reminder – Oh ya, in the middle of everything we’re having a party on Friday. Why not?
  • Place the following Amazon order, $32 of which came from spare change;
    Items Ordered
    2 of: Mountainsmith Rain Cover, Black, Small, Black, Small
    1 of: Moleskine Squared Notebook Soft Cover Pocket
    1 of: Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Wallaby, Black
    1 of: InCarCables Car Stereo Ipod/mp3 Auxiliary Aux-in Input Cable 3.5mm (1.6ft)
    1 of: Fisher Space Pen Black Non-Pressurized Fine Point Refill
  • And of course, packing and cleaning, in preparation for handing off our house, and our kitties, to three awesome folks from New Orleans a week from today.

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An adventurer at heart, Ted Beatie is at his happiest when he’s off the beaten path. His deepest passion is sharing the world through photography and writing, found at The Pocket Explorer. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


Aug 20, 2010 at 9:21 pm

TEDMAN — Trip sounds awesome, and I’m jealous you’re getting to go to Burning Man…yurts rock!

Aug 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Thanks Brett! It’ll be my 6th Burn! We’re hoping to build the yurt tomorrow. Details to follow!

Aug 29, 2010 at 8:11 am

So where in Southeast Asia are you going exactly? I mean, other than Thailand? And how much off the beaten track do you want to get?

Sep 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Thanks for asking, Jennifer! I’ll be posting a detailed itinerary next week! However, the general idea is to see as much of Indonesia, the Malaysian Peninsula, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia that we can in three months without being too rushed about it. Places high on my list are the Bali and the Gili Islands off Lombok, Koh Tao, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang, Sapa, the Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat.

While I enjoy a new big city for a few days, I prefer to spend much more time in rural areas. I’m especially interested in opportunities to connect with locals, whether through volunteering or just walking the streets and striking up conversations.