So I just got home from 10 amazing days on the road. The last year has brought a ton of changes to my life, some good and some bad. Suffice to say, I'm single and free again... I'm entertaining the idea of taking a year off to see the States (including Alaska), Canada, New Zealand and Australia, by bike of course. It would entail selling my house and worldy possessions to afford the trip and have money when I come back to North Carolina to look for a job and start over with my life. The bulk of money would come from equity in my house. I'm trying to get a ball park of how much money I would need for the year? I know that's a very broad question, but it's a place to start. I'm thinking I could realistically be completely debt free with 30k left over for the year and when I come back. Would 20k be enough for a year (probably 7 months in N.A. and 5 in NZ and AU)? That would leave 10k to get my life back on track when I come home. I have yet to figure out getting a bike over the pond (rent or buy and sell when I leave). I know plane tickets will be a big expense, but I'll be flying from the west coast. In terms of day to day living, I'm content with bare bones living, and camping, eating cheap, etc., is cool with me. I'm also open to working a little here and there to make ends meet, especially in NZ and AU. Anyway, I'm just trying to get some basic advice. Good or bad idea? Am I in the ballpark in regards to money I'll need? What I'm I forgetting?