The Internet is chock full of great suggestions and advice on how to plan a trip like this. The blogs we list in the sidebar are just a few of the sites we found to be helpful and inspirational. That said, we want to do our part and throw a few helpful logs on the fire. This page contains a few lengthier articles that we put together chronicling everything from how we saved for the trip; put together a medical plan and vaccination schedule; underwent 9 treatments of laser hair removal (Kristin only, thankfully); and how to use the nifty budget tracking spreadsheet we’re sharing down below. If some of this seems a bit boring, we agree. The spreadsheets and whatnot are simply what you get when you give a professional project manager too many years to plan.