Country/City Spreadsheet

I wanted to make sure I was at least somewhat prepared for being on the road for 6 months without having every detail planned out. In order to do this I created a spreadsheet in Google Drive where I listed all the cities I wanted to visit on my travel and included an estimated number of days, link to Google Maps with points of interest highlighted and a link to the Wikitravel page. I also used this to track how long I'd be in the Schengen Area and how much time I needed to spend outside of it.

You can check out my spreadsheet here:

Everything I'm bringing

Brandon's 6-month Europe Trip Gear
This is a list of everything I'm bringing with me on my 6 month trip through Europe. If I've already purchased it or have it, there is a green check mark next to the item in the list.
  • Backpack
  • Flip flops
  • towel
  • Sleep sheet
  • 1x athletic shorts
    • Double as swimsuit
  • 2x long pants
  • 2x shorts
  • 3x t-shirts
  • 2x long sleeve shirt
  • 5x boxers
  • 3x undershirts
  • 7x socks
  • 1x jacket
  • Winter hat
  • Eagle Creek Specter Cube
    • For storing socks and underwear.
  • Eagle Creek Expandable Cube
    • For shirts, shorts and pants.
  • Locks
    • For securing the zippers on my backpack and for securing my backpack at hostels
  • Money belt
  • Ear plugs
  • Sunglasses
  • Face mask for sleeping
  • Passport
  • Drivers license
  • Debit/credit card
  • Computer
  • Digital camera
    • Canon G15
  • Journal
  • Day bag
  • Phone - Galaxy Nexus
  • Plug adapters
  • Small sewing kit
  • Playing cards
  • Bandana
  • Watch
  • Water bottle

Where I've been:

Good Evening… Planet Earth
All the countries I visited on this trip (in yellow).

What's this about?

Traveling is something I've loved doing for as long as I can remember. I've been lucky enough to travel out of the US a few times but never longer than 2 weeks at a time. I decided that I should go see the world and experience all it has to offer. I booked a one-way ticket to Dublin, Ireland to depart on June 26, 2013. After I get to Europe I'll let serendipity take hold and see where I end up. No schedules and no itinerary… just go with the flow. That's as close to a plan as I'm making.

Who am I?

My name's Brandon O'Brien and I'm a travelholic. Before this journey I've been to 11 countries and put over 17,500 miles on various motorcycle trips through the USA and Canada. I'm a self-employed web developer so I'm fortunate enough to be able to work anywhere there's an internet connection. That's what truly made this experience possible.


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