One year on. I Don’t Have The Map has been lying dormant, patiently waiting for my return and a new plan and now, it’s here; Destination: North America.
On the 10th of April I will have a smaller, more efficiently packed bag on my back and be on my way to Miami. This time, there’s one significant difference; David isn’t invited. In retrospect, this probably wasn’t the best idea as I’m now going to have to try to make up for his highly appreciated sense of humour, I won’t have anyone to speculate over the transfer gossip as the football season comes to a close, and I won’t have the security of always knowing somebody where ever I find myself. But then, that was kind of the point.
Europe was our first experience of independent travel and a huge learning curve. The first month was planned and booked before we had even left the UK. This time, I’ve booked my hostel for when I get off the plane and that’s all. Knowing where you’re going to be at what time is great, but it places massive restrictions on what you can do. This time I’ve got the freedom to go where I want, when I want. That’s not to say that there isn’t a rough plan.
Starting in Miami I intend to work my way up the Atlantic coast as far as Boston before crossing the Canadian border and heading to Montreal. I then intend to navigate approximately 4000 miles to Vancouver where I hope to catch up with my good friends Mike and Ivan, who I’m sure some of you are familiar with. From there, it’s back into the U.S.A. and I’ll be following the Pacific coast down to Los Angeles, which is likely to be my final destination on this adventure.
I’ll be trying to keep you all as up-to-date as I can be it here, or over on Twitter.