World Map of My Route

World Map of My Route
Fall Semester 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Every New Beginning...

The date is approaching, I'm down to just days now. 16 to be exact. No doubt this anticipation is beginning to interrupt my regular sleep schedule. I'm trying to stay as regular as possible because I know it will be a lost cause once we set sail. I will be traveling Eastward for the next 4 months beginning August 27th. Essentially this means I will be losing hours the entire voyage. I leave for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the 25th with a layover in Philly. My sister, Morgan, will be intercepting me for a goodbye-lunch date. From there I will check in at my first hostel in Halifax and probably explore until my roommate joins me later that evening. The overall itinerary is as follows:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cadiz, Spain
Casablanca, Morocco
Takoradi, Ghana
Cape Town, South Africa
Port Louis, Mauritius
Chennai, India
NEW PORT:Singapore
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Hong Kong / Shanghai, China
Yokohama / Kobe, Japan
Honolulu / Hilo, Hawaii, USA
San Diego, California, USA

In other words, my life is about to take a crazy turn. I am SO thankful for this opportunity and absolutely cannot wait to turn the next big page of my life. Wish me luck and-- Bon Voyage!


  1. Yay! I'm so excited for you! I will be blog - stalking you for the next 4 months! I am so proud of you and now officially your biggest fan! Love you!!

  2. I am so excited for you Air, I am going to miss you terribly. I hope as you travel the world you find appreciation for the small one you are such a big part of back home. You have a lot of people who love you and will all await your return and stories....Adore you.

  3. Yayayyayayyyy!!! I am so excited for you Ms. Erin :) Your schedule looks absolutely will be so powerful to visit places like Ghana, South Africa, and Vietnam. I can't wait to hear about all of the sights you see, people you meet, things you experience, and lives you touch!

  4. We are expecting great photos on a regular basis you lucky girl!! Totally envious of the photo ops! Know that we love you and will have continuous prayers winging their way to Heaven on your behalf for a safe and wonderful journey!
    Love you bunches of bubble gum!!

  5. Erin,

    This is such a wonderful experience. I am so happy you are able to take this opportunity of a lifetime. I cannot wait to read about your many adventures.

  6. Sounds really great Erin. I'm glad you're not planning on replacing us! (Not that you could)!
    How soon do we get a sunrise or sunset pic? Love ya!

  7. Air-
    Love reading your comments and just feeling the excitment in your words. I cannot tell you how happy I am you are getting this experience...I am very proud of you...make good choices and know there are many following and lots of prayers surround you. With Love - Mom

  8. Tiens Erin!!!
    Your dad gave me your blog address. I have been reading about your wonderful and sincerely touching adventures. I am so happy for you. I am so happy to hear that you are using your French:) When you get back, please give me a call. We definitely have to go out for that dinner we have been planning!!! Take care and if you need anything, I'm always here for you!!! <3 Madame D