Lives of Wander Phase II

Don’t you just hate it when a website disappears or without warning no new posts appear? We do. I get attached. I then feel abandoned. But have no fear, we won’t be doing the same to you. Now that we’re back, we’re not going to have day in and day out travel tales to tell, but that doesn’t mean we have nothing to share. Lives of Wander will not fade gently into that good night.

First of all, we still have some information to share. I need to finish up our country summaries from Asia. I also need to finish our budget summaries and then write a post on the final numbers. We’ll probably throw up a review of some of the gear we took. We might do a few more “Top Ten” type lists. We’re also happy to answer any questions you readers might have. If there’s something you want to know that we haven’t answered or addressed, leave your question in the comments and we’ll get to it.

But what will happen once we’ve tied up all the lose ends? Well, we didn’t take 19,677 photos just for our own viewing pleasure. No, friends, we took them to share with you. And so far, we’ve only shared through our posts a tiny, tiny fraction of them. So over the next year, we plan to dig through the photos and share some of our favorites with you. Our idea is that we’ll post photos that correspond to where we were at the same time last year. We’ll throw up the photo and then underneath tell the “story” of that photo. Jeff seems to think that we can manage to do one a day (weekdays only); I think he fell off his rocker somewhere along the way this past year, and I’m thinking three posts a week is more realistic. You’ll have to just check back frequently to see what happens.

If that’s not enough and you just can’t bear to live without knowing what it is that we’re up to now, don’t worry. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be reviving Spargel, the personal blog I’ve kept since 2003. Our adventures in moving to NC, my attempts at being a full-time writer, and the many rants and raves that you long time readers must be missing by now, will be documented in full color. So dust off the old bookmark or add a new one and come by and say hello. We’re not disappearing on you, so please don’t go disappearing on us. We’re all friends now, and the door’s always open.

8 Replies to “Lives of Wander Phase II”

  1. 54 photos/day average. Quite reasonable. Enough to capture the moment without spending the trip behind the lens. I think I averaged the same amount during my 2 months in Europe. Some days a lot more and some days just a few. I look forward to seeing more of them and well as hearing other tales.

  2. I think you should do a mailbag post – in which you answer reader questions.

    For example:

    What was the biggest ripoff?
    What was most disappointing?
    What was most surprising?
    If you were scheduling vacation next year, where would you re-visit?

    Obviously, some of these questions, like the surprising question for example, could be answered relating to the personal (I haggled better than I thought I could) or location-based (Zaire was more beautiful than I expected).

    You could even ask for 1 question from every reader (I’m currently three over my allotment). And then you would have a good idea who reads the blog…

    You can pay me for this great idea whenever you want to.

  3. Thank you guys so much for posting blogs all this time. It’s been amazing to travel with you. As a traveler, who lives in Raleigh, I hope we get a chance to meet for coffee once you’re settled. Good luck in your future ventures and welcome to NC.

  4. I’m sad. 🙁 I feel like we just broke up. LOL… Thank you so much for posting all of your adventures!!! Now, you need to start printing out each article so you can take it to Kinko’s and have it bound in a nice hardback book. (Not a bad idea…)

    Keep posting about memories and future travels!!! I love reading these!

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