I started a Trip Planing thread HERE (so be sure to read that first :) and will now embark on this funky trip. Hop on the inter web and join me as I discover new places along the way. Big shout out to the following people, who I started following as they traveled around the globe, and ended up contacting and nagging for planning tips, travel advise, and general sane things to do while on the road. All of you have contributed immensely in making a dream come true, thank you. Junyah from A Yankee Goes South Azure and Roel from My Ticket To Ride Vicmitch from Brooklyn to Argentina On a Salvaged Victory Pat from www.2ridetheglobe.com If you haven't, make sure you read their blogs and Ride Reports, they are filled with invaluable advise, experiences, and most of all fun! (click names to go to their reports) And all the influenecers out there who keep inspiring people like me to take the leap of adventure, you guys rock! I will post some general budget stats as I move along in an effort to help those following in my footsteps. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns or complaints :) Also, I like jokes!