Before I post about our Storm Watch Tour 2008. I have a big change.
I'm going to do this post backwards, starting with so where are we now?
ETD: March 15, 2009 (although we may go earlier)
Yes, you'll notice a new date there.
No, we're not getting cold feet.
Our trip to New Orleans and the resulting flight changes not only ate into the savings but also made me realize that emergencies can cost a lot more than you realize. And for The Big Trip™ that meant saving up for a bigger resettlement cushion and boosting the ever important just in case buffer.
A later departure date also means a rejigging of our itinerary - either starting in South Africa and pushing South America to the end of the trip or adding Central America to the itinerary. But that's another post once we have a better idea of when we'll actually be leaving.