Day two of 2013 found us driving interstate in Australia. We were merrily cruising in a supermini car that we hired for five bucks a day. Yes, five Aussie dollars. But under the condition that we drive it from Sydney to Brisbane within five days. A time frame that certainly is more than enough to cover a thousand kilometers.
Our supposed final destination was an “intentional community” in a peaceful bushland near hippie suburbs Mullumbimby and Byron Bay, where we planned to stay for a month. Though we’re kicking off another year as a technically homeless family, hubby and I are thrilled at the idea of schooling (Or shall I say unschooling?) ourselves again in far-flung foreign lands. Never mind we spend all our earnings as we go, so long as we live in “the now”.
The long drive on the Pacific Highway made us fondly reminisce about how we traveled like it’s the end of the world in 2012. Twelve countries. We’re probably never gonna top that. But it doesn’t matter because it ain’t a goal of ours. What we do intend to accomplish this 2013 is to live in different places, in the Philippines and beyond, on longer periods. In a way it shall prepare us for normalcy. Next year, our daughter will start preschool education which will surely anchor us somewhere. Where exactly? We don’t know.
I feel as though we’ve started counting down to the end of our carefree days. A prison with cells made of conventional rules and routines awaits around the corner. It saddens us quite bit, but who are we to whinge? For four years that the hubby and I have been together, all our memories revolved around travel. Packing and unpacking. Checking in and checkin out. Departure and arrival.
Like I said a while back, the universe spoiled us to bits. We really couldn’t ask for anything more. Can hardly wait to know what 2013 got up its sleeve! And you know what? I’m spreading the good vibe around via a giveaway!
Open to Philippine residents. Contest will run from January 13 to January 31. Winners will be announced on February 1. Prizes will be sent within the month of February.
Good luck, fellow travel junkies! Now share us your travel plans for 2013.