Adventure of a Lifetime
This is where you come in. I work a full time job, and even saving every penny will not get me to where I need to be to make this trip happen. I lead a pretty humble lifestyle as is, but I HAVE to do this. I plan on selling most of my belongings (including my car) when the time comes. I don't have much to offer you, other than my sincerest gratitude and promise of keeping you apprised with photos and my travel stories. I'm also an amateur photographer/writer/poet, so one thing I could offer (upon my return) is a personalized photo of my journey with a poem on the back (written by me, of course). I will be backpacking (safely, and with company), into South America, crossing to Africa, up into Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, and back to the United States. The trip duration is being planned at a year and a half. I know it probably seems laughable to some. I'm even nervous about it. But with some heavy planning and concrete optimism - this thing will work.
I am hopeful that this journey will allow me to finally discover my path, and give me an opportunity to honor the woman my Great-Grandmother was. With your donation, I'm one step closer. Thank you so much for your time, and I look forward to going on this journey with you.