In this blog post series we take you on the journey from the very beginning of a dream to travel around the world to making it become true.
It has now been 18 months since we returned from our world trip and settled down in Berlin. Slowly but surely the travel itch has started to build up again.
Not that we are bored here. Quite the contrary. I (Patrick) am part of the travel startup GoEuro which costs me many nights and weekends and will keep me occupied for some more time. But most of all we have become a real family. In February our daughter Emma-Justine was born. Sherrie is now a full time mum besides being a writer.
So there is not much time to get bored. Still: We love to travel. Only motorcycles are out this time. We had fantastic times riding around with them but they are not really an option for us with a small baby. Yet, not traveling anymore is not an option either. It’s time to make new plans. Big plans. Time to plan for the next couple of years to come. I dug out a childhood dream of mine: Sailing around the world. It has fascinated me since I was a little kid. My grandpa loved to sail. My dad as well. Before I was able to write, I mastered all the knots that I could find in my grandpas sailing books. But here the story ends. My grandpa died when I was 8 and my dad had to sell our ship. But the dream remained somewhere in a corner of me, waiting to surface again 30 years later.
Sherrie grew up on an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Its habitants lived of the rich fishing grounds that were provided by the clash of the Gulf Stream and Labrador Current. Paradoxically she is very afraid of the ocean and its waves (or maybe the Newfies are just smarter then the landlubbers from Swabia). Anyhow, after reading a few blog posts she agreed to look into the idea.
We will start here a new blog series on how we are pursing this new plan. We will try to answer the question: How do you make your dream come true? The short answer is of course: Just do it. Yes, but how?
Join us on this Journey!