The blog is not finished! But after the Theft (yes, capital letters), the want/need to update the blog took second fiddle to dealing with the Theft and just finishing the trip sans computer. Since being home, it's been hard to get that motivation to complete it. But I will. Ever so slowly. Please be patient!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

To Do List

More for myself than anything else, this is a tentative list of things I need to do over the next several months to get ready for my trip.

  1. Save up $20,000
    • Completed January 2010
  2. Save up additional funds (~$6000-$7000)
    • Target Date: Whenever I am done working
  3. Pick someone to be the executor of my will and my power of attorney
    • Completed March 8, 2010. Chose my friend Daniel J.
  4. Go over with Executor and P.of A. about what I want
    • Target Date: March 13 - whenever it’s finalized
  5. Finalize route
    • Continual
  6. Receive Rabies vaccinations
    • Completed April 8, 14, and 29th.
  7. Receive MMR vaccine, Hep A booster with Typhoid vaccine.
    • Completed July 2010
  8. Pick out a backpack
    • Completed July 2010
  9. Pick out a netbook and camera
    • Camera completed April 2010. Netbook completed May 2010
  10. Purchase flights and other transportation
    • Target Date: Fall 2010. Round trip ticket from Canada to S.America purchased, May 2010
  11. Convocate from University
    • Completed June 1, 2010
  12. Attend Sister’s wedding in Carrot River, Saskatchewan
    • Completed August 28, 2010
  13. Procure Visas for countries requiring them before leaving home country
    • Target Date: Summer - Fall 2010
  14. Go on surprise early Christmas vacation with Dad’s side of the family.
    • Target Date: October 3-4.
  15. Sell car
    • Target Date: October - November 2010
  16. Cancel Cell Phone
    • Target Date: November 25, 2010
  17. Set up payout of vacation pay from Vern’s Pizza and Travelodge Saskatoon.
    • Target Date: November 2010
  18. Celebrate last day of work
    • Target Date: November 19, 2010
  19. Host Going away parties(or have them be a surprise *hint hint*)
    • Target Date: November 20, 2010
  20. Attend the Mistletoes Dance for the University of Saskatchewan Ballroom Dance Club
    • Target Date: November 27, 2010
  21. Leave
    • Target Date: November 28, 2010


  1. Surprise family vacation? You would think that they would tell you so that if its in your travel wishlist you can cross it off.

    By the way you missed celebrate University Convocation! After all of your work you should get a party :)

  2. Great list!
    Since you're planning to travel a while, I'd borrow from the library or buy the book Vagabonding.
    Don't stress too much about visas and booking flights...unless the visa is required upon arrival at your very first destination, there shouldn't be too much problem for a Canadian!
    Flights in Europe and SE Asia (and probably most of the rest of the world besides N America) can be had super cheap, even on short notice!

  3. I didn't think there would be too much issues with Visas, Russia and China aside. Seeing as China is out, Russia is the only one I need to worry about. The Consulate in Canada here told me that as long as I know when I'll be in Russia, I can apply whenever. . . . as long as I apply while still in Canada.

  4. number ?
    Attend Kory and Amanda's wedding
    Target date May 22, 2010

    Love the blog...and will continue to follow :)

  5. Scary how similar my list is to this, it's weird to see other people doing the same thing as you.

    As far as canceling your phone, if you are in a contract you should put it on Kijiji, sometimes people will take over your contract and it saves you the cancellation fee.

    Also you should update this list as I noticed some of these you said were done in recent posts.