I come from a long line of travelers. My Great-Grandaddy and Great-Gramma Fix danced with the pygmies in the wilds of Africa. All of his boys joined the military at some point, his eldest (my great uncle George) even traveling and photographing the world with his bride many years after that. My grandfather and grandmother have done extensive traveling. My mother has even backpacked across Europe.

I’ve always known since I was a little girl that one day I would follow in their footsteps. I’m done waiting.

I’ve decided that on May 25, 2013 (turns out that’ll be “Buddha Day”), I will embark upon my journey. I haven’t decided how long I will be gone, but I’m beginning the planning now. I’ll be saving up my pennies, sloughing away unnecessary material possessions, and plotting a map.

While I’m gone, I plan to be photographing and logging my journey, and maybe something bigger will come out of it. I don’t know.

I have vague ideas of places that I want to go, but I welcome any input/suggestions/ideas of places to sleep, go, things to see, etc.

So I pose the question: If you could go ANYWHERE in the world, where would you go?

Speaking of, Alicia posted the video of Grat Grandaddy Fix dancing with the pygmies on YouTube. It’s pretty cool!