Monday, February 11, 2013

In need of a name (and hashtag)

For some reason, Alisha and I have been struggling to come up with a name for our road trip. I suppose not all trips need a name, but this one seems so long and life-changing that it needs some sort of title! (Such as a friend's Americanarama tour - also around the continent, but mostly by train, and in the other direction.) We've had a few suggestions, one of the best being Continental Drift, but we're looking for more ideas! (I specifically like anything with "nomad" in the title, for obvious reasons.)

We are also looking for a hashtag to use for our trip on twitter. Both Alisha and I are on twitter, but I'm the only one using it frequently (@canadajanes). We've had way more suggestions for this one, with the best coming from our friend Donna: #roadjanes. (That's right, you can follow this trip on facebook, twitter and here on this blog!)

Anyway, these obviously aren't the most pressing matters concerning us, but let us know if you think of any great ideas! We've got less than a month until the road trip starts, and less than three weeks until we are homeless and once again nomadic!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Restarting the Blog and Five Weeks to Go!

Wow, apparently it has been a couple of years since I've posted anything on my old travel blog. I tried to keep this thing up and running for a while after I moved to Houston, but eventually my job and normal life got in the way and I stopped writing. Well, I may be a little rusty at travel writing, but I'm about to start up again! In five weeks, my wife (Alisha) and I will be heading out on the road for a 128-day trip around the continent, from Houston to California, to Vancouver and across Canada to Southwestern Ontario. We will be attempting to use this blog as the journal of our adventures, so stay tuned here for updates along the way! In the next five weeks I hope to be posting a number of times in order to get back in the swing of writing and to fill you all in on the process of planning this sort of trip. Thanks for sticking around! --Andy