2014 – this year is already shaping up to be a great one!
The year started off with a bang with me celebrating my 21st birthday in February – now I’m finally legal everywhere! I had a wonderful night surrounded by all my lovely friends and immediate family, and was definitely spoilt rotten!
For the first half of the year I have just been staying put at home in Melbourne consumed by study and work. As dull as that sounds, it will be worthwhile in the end as this year marks my final year at university! I’ll be completing the last semester of my Bachelor of Commerce by mid-June, and the first thing I’ll be doing once it’s “pens down” on my final exam will be jumping on the next flight to the USA and beginning my next adventure!
I’ll be making my way across the southern states of America over 5 weeks with two of my friends, Bec and Tom. Those 5 weeks will be jammed-packed with travelling, sightseeing, exploring and immersing ourselves into the American lifestyle. Our itinerary is follows these major cities – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Indianapolis, Chicago, Washington and the amazing New York City.
It will then be time to say goodbye to Bec and Tom as we head off on our own separate journeys. I’ll be meeting up with my next companion for the trip – my older sister Kristal.
We will kick-start our next 2 months of travel in Mexico!! To say I’m excited to visit Mexico is an understatement. I’ve always wanted to experience the rich culture and tradition, not to mention the food and the beaches that Mexico offers. I’ve even started to try learn Spanish for the occasion (definitely an emphasis on try). After all of the photos and stories I’ve heard from others – I could not be more eager to finally get there! From Mexico, we’ll be saying hello South America – another amazing place to tick off the bucket list! The next month and a half we will be travelling through Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
Overall, I’ll be away for about 3 ½ months – making it home just in time for my graduation and making it just long enough without my boyfriend feeling like he has been completely abandoned!
After that nothing else is planned just yet, and lets face it – I’ll probably be ridiculously broke but we’ll see where the world takes me.
I’m looking forward to sharing all the details of this journey on here for the world to see. Until then, I’ll be posting catch-up posts about my travels over last few years (mainly my 2013 Europe Adventure), my preparations for this upcoming trip and many other travel and lifestyle topics. I hope that my blog will inspire you to start your own adventure around the world!
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