First Adventure: March – June 2014


I’ve never left myself time for much planning, and this first big adventure will be no different. In less than two weeks, I’m hitting the road.

I’ll fly from here to New Zealand to go backpacking for 3 weeks (it’s summer there right now). After that, around the middle of April, I’ll fly from New Zealand to Vietnam, spend a week or so there hanging out with my friend Scott on the beaches of the South China Sea, and then on to Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

The first part of May, I’ll leave Singapore for India, where I’m going to a 2 week meditation retreat led by Buddhist Monks in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains at a place called Tushita. I’ve always wanted to learn how to meditate and I think this will be a great opportunity to get more in touch with myself. After the meditation retreat, I’ll fly from New Delhi to Moscow, Russia, where I’ll stay with a friend from high school and try to avoid running into Vladimir Putin. The first week of June, I’ll start my journey back home.

After being home for about one week, I’m taking a trip with my entire family to Puerto Rico, from June 11 – 25.

While I don’t have all the details worked out yet, I’ve booked my ticket from the U.S. to New Zealand, and then one from there to Vietnam. I’ve updated the Travel Itinerary page with a map of the world and my best guesses on times and locations of where I’ll be.

About Mike Beauchamp

After a divorce, losing his job, selling his house, a tumultuous relationship and subsequent breakup, Mike sold 80% of his belongings, put another 18% in storage, and packed the remaining 2% into a backpack and hit the road. Mike is currently a vagabond of sorts, traveling the world with only what he can carry on his back. He has two objectives in all of this: to photograph the most beautiful places on Earth and to finally take the time to get to know himself. You can follow Mike on Twitter (@mbchp) for more frequent updates.

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