July 18, 2012

my hiatus.

{via my pinterest}
(skkkrrrrrrrrp) - that's supposed to be a sound effect.
i'm taking a career break.
i've finally decided to take a little time off for myself and see the world.
you all know that i love to travel and from what i hear
its a lot easier now...pre marriage and kids...to get up and go.
and that's just what i'm gonna do.
i'm making a big trip to the east coast come october and then....who knows!?!

i'm hoping to volunteer a bit abroad, backpack, and work on my photography.
i will be on a budget but i will look into any recommendations.
south america keeps screaming my name...
so friends, tell me, any suggestions?

21 comments:

Jess {The In-Between} said...

You go girl! This sounds awesome. Can't wait to follow your journey. Are you heading out solo?

Kallie Brelsford said...

Amazing!! That's so exciting for you!

Anna said...

Meagan, I am so excited for you! After college graduation, I moved to Chile and absolutely loved it. I have traveled extensively throughout South America and parts of Central America. Let me know if you want some suggestions on places to visit. (Patagonia and Machu Picchu are a must)

I fell in love with Latin America and am dying to return as soon as possible. Can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

Allie said...

im SO proud of you! i moved to india after i graduated from college for 5 months and it was the best experience ever. highly recommend india!!!

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

I did this last year. so worth it! you will be SO happy you decided to go! I did Asia. It was amazing, and cheap, plus, lots of great food. And, now, South America is calling me. Argentina and Chile, DYING. I mean, Patagonia is my dream. Good for you to bite the bullet and GO!

Inga said...

I like it!! I plan on doing it too. Pre marriage and kids is a bit too late but I WILL go. Hopefully you will blog your journey :)

his little lady said...

aw, so jealous!!!! i've always wanted to travel the world and backpack across europe. have fun!!
oh, and take lots of pictures.
xo TJ

Kelley Spurlock said...

Look into a website called workaway. My brother is doing it right now in Chile and he's taking care of people's greenhouses and soon he'll be working for an adventure company. It's pretty freaking awesome. They do any amount of time so you could literally work in a place for a week or two and move on. AWESOME! I'm so freaking excited for you! Is the man coming?

Alex said...

This sounds amazing! I travelled through Eastern Europe as a kid and really liked it; it had a great mix of history and new city lifestyle. Plus there are hostels galore!

Taylor said...

Wow. I am so envious and proud and happy for you':)

This is amazing news. I cannot wait to follow your prep, planning and adventures. I mean you know I am obsessed with Italy but south America would be just so neat. It seems so unexplored and raw as it is. Please keep us updated with your details! Are you going alone!? Man I wish I could be your travel sidekick!

Lindsey said...

Awesome! I am so jealous! I spent two months backpacking South America and loved it. I will say I managed to spend more money than I thought I would because I traveled a lot as opposed to staying in one place and hanging out. Still, it was way cheaper than Europe and flights down there are so reasonable. If you go to Brazil I would recommend Paraty because it was a highlight of my trip! Also if you need any DC recommendations let me know :)

Christa Waldrop said...

So exciting! Check out the blog http://thefeastingphoenix.com/ of a former coworker of mine who quit her job to travel. Looks like she's having a blast & also offers good, budget-friendly tips.

cynthia said...

Awe.Some.
Livin the dream, baby. You rock.
that is all :)

Rhianna Nelson said...

From the sounds of it, I discovered your blog just at the right time :D I love reading about people's travel adventures!!! Good on you for making that choice! Can't wait to read more :D Rhi xx

The Wildest of Dreams

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

Sounds amazing! Actually kind of envious of you because while I would love to I don't think I would ever have the guts to get up and go!

Robyn said...

Uganda-you will never regret it. Africa is a must if you have the funds and time

Brandi said...

SO AWESOME!! Congrats lady! I love when people live their lives with purpose and go off on adventures! Keep blogging so we can follow your journey. The hubs and I might be moving out to the east coast (NC) to try it out for a couple of years but we're still in the discussion stage... although that's nothing compared to South America lol. Congrats again! Excited for you :)

Sandra Butler said...

I have volunteered with an organization called Cross Cultural Soultions. I volunteered for two weeks with them in Sao Paolo Brazil, it was amazing! They have volunteer locations all over the world. It was an amazing volunteer and cultural experience, and affordable to boot!
http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/

sandrajoys.blogspot.com

Hannah Maple said...

SO excited for you, lady. Do it while you can. Just take me with you :) And, your photography has been super amazing as-of-late...can't wait to see what unfolds on the blog from your travels!!

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Nicole Marie said...

so exciting for you!! have you read this article on why you should travel young... http://convergemagazine.com/featured/travel-young/
?

it's awesome