HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET THERE???
A plane. I'm not totally sure which flight or where I'm going to have to change flights. That'll probably be something I look into closer to my trip, just in case things change for some reason. I mean, this is a couple years off. Anything could happen. But from what I looked at now, I'd probably get a connecting flight somewhere in the U.S. and from there to Fiji, and then to Australia.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO THERE???
I looked at the Australia zoo website, and besides visiting there, I hope to volunteer there. I'm going to have to figure out just how to do that, but I put the Australia Zoo website in my favorites, and I'm also going to link it here for my reference and whoever else is reading this. I have asked their staff if they would be willing to hire someone for just a summer, so I'm excited and a little nervous to hear from them... apart from hopefully a job, I want to go to the Sydney Opera House, I want to go whale watching, a crapload of art museums as well as ones related to history... sight-seeing, I'd love to try snorkeling... that's probably not even it! What am I talking about? Of course that's not it!
HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO BE THERE???
I want to spend sometime between one month and the entire summer over there. I guess it really depends on if I get a job and a temporary place to live. It'll really depend on how far I can stretch whatever money I save up.
HOW CAN WE CONTACT YOU/FIND OUT WHAT YOU'RE UP TO???
Email, of course. Probably this blog if I don't get really lazy. I was thinking about vlogging by uploading YouTube videos and putting the links here or in my emails. I'll probably make an email list and send some snail-mail just because it's always fun to get stuff in the mail that isn't bills. Who knows? I may even set up a legitimate website that's sort of like Blogger, but with more freedom to it. When I write this, I have FreeWebs in mind, but I'll have to learn more about that before I actually do anything. If FreeWebs doesn't work out (in ways where you can't see pictures, videos, and journaling all in one place) I'll probably get a Flickr account and put pictures there and then put that link everywhere. Adding on to the snail-mail plot, if I do in fact have a temporary address in Australia, I'll put that in safe places and you could probably send letters to me (I love getting letters! They're so much more personal than emails!). I have plans, guys... don't worry, you'll be able to find/contact me.
WILL YOU BRING BACK SOUVENIRS FOR ME???
Sure. Just ask. I'll do my best.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN FROM THIS TRIP???
Work experience, travel genius, a social butterfly, photos, stories, LOTS of postcards, music CD's, and more international friendships. Good list?
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PREPARE???
Save up. A lot. Summer jobs, odd-jobs for my neighbors and my family, birthday and Christmas, asking people for donations (especially if I'm volunteering!) research... hopefully it'll be enough. That's all I can ask for.
Okay, I think that just about wraps up that. That's my longest blog entry in a while! And really, it was fun to do! If you can think of something else I should do, leave a comment and I will consider! Thanks for reading!