4Globetrotters

Todo list

By on August 29, 2015

Though we strive hard not to plan too much up front and only book essential
things in advance it is still turning into a very long todo-list before we
leave. Jesper being a Lean/Agile consultant we are naturally trying to
manage the planning using a Kanban board which is actually working out fine
both in terms of keeping focus, maintaining an overview an actually getting
things done:

Fortunately things are starting to look good and the essentials are soon in
place. For others in the same situation here is a non-inclusive list of
things we have had to do (in somewhat prioritized order):

– Planing the travel route (why we chose each country will soon be
listed under each country found in the menu “Countries we will visit”)
– Renting out our house (Tried various services including airbnb but in
the end an Islandic couple and their 3 kids found us via boligportalen.dk
)
– Applying for “leave” from the childrens daycare so they can come back
when we get home
– Quitting job (Only Line since Jesper is self-employed)
– Renting a campervan in Australia – Adelaide -> Sydney (doing that late
will make it much more expensive and vans might be unavailable)
– Renting cars on Oahu and Maui (it is high season when we get there and
rumors are than if you have not booked a car in advance it is simply not
possible to get one)
– A place to stay in Hawaii (again high season) – we ended up finding a
place on both Oahu and Maui through airbnb
– Local flights in the Phillippines (we found out that many Phillippines
live abroad and are going home for Christmas and New Years making it the
busiest time a year )
– Places to stay in Phillippines (Again it is peak season and though we
planned just to make our way around and find somewhere to stay once we got
to a new city we read so many places that it is neccesary to book in
advance – we ended up booking Mindoro and Puerto Princesa through airbnb
and found a nice place in El Nido on tripadvisor )
– Getting shots for various deceases (ended up costing a small fortune –
+10.000 DKK)
– Buying mosquito nets (unfortunately there is a spreading dengue
epidemic in Asia)
– Fixing all the small things in the house that people expect to be in
place when they rent something 🙂
– Renting a car for the roadtrip in the Deep south of USA (you can save
close to 70 percent by booking far in advance)
– And probably lots more that we have already forgotten

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