Packing for Long Distance Train Travel. Photo by Anna Blanch

New Dreams. New Adventures. It began on a rare long weekend. One where we enjoyed sleeping extra. And ate home cooked meals. And wine tasted at our kitchen table. And dreamed. Together.

Before we even met I had dreamed about an adventure that would take me from Scotland to Australia. I dreamed and planned, and explored, and read. It then became a plan for a trip from Australia to Scotland when I ended up back living in Australia. And international events caused some of the plans to have to be adjusted.

And, then we met, got engaged, and then married within the space of 12 months.

And the adventure was going to happen while we waited for a spouse visa and a greencard for the USA. And then we didn’t have to wait the 7-8 months we were anticipating.

And then….life.

So now…now we are beginning to dream anew; to plan together for new adventures, both solo and together.

New Dreams.

That is what life brings us here and now.

New Dreams. New Adventures.

We don’t have any specific timeline for these two trips, partly because although we have an idea of when these will happen, we are still dealing with the needs and desires of the United States Air Force.

  1. Adventure around America (on Amtrak) (2015-2016)
  2. From the Baltic to the Mediterranean (estimated. 2017)

The Adventure around America will be a solo trip. If you’ve been reading me for any length of time you’ll know that i really really like train travel. So, I figure, what better way to see America!?

I’ve begun the rough planning process and I look forward to sharing my research and planning posts as we go along. You can blame RM for how adventurous this itinerary is – I was just thinking Portland, ME or Boston, MA to Portland, Oregon. It has turned into a round trip from Albuquerque to Albuquerque.

From the Baltic to the Mediterranean will be an adventure in duo travel. We are excited about this adventure that will take us from Croatia, to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and finally Greece. It’s likely not happening until 2017, but between now and then we’ll be planning, researching and figuring out how to make our plans work on short notice!

New Dreams.

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Anna Blanch_Gill Gamble_blogAnna Blanch Rabe is an Australian-born writer and photographer. You can follow her adventure on Not A Pedestrian Life, or Facebook. More of her photography can be viewed here. For more domestic things take a look at Quotidian Home or her previous website, Goannatree.



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