The Date is SET!!!!!

Trip Start Feb 25, 2010
Trip End Jan 01, 2011

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

The date is officially set!!! At 12:05am on Thursday February 25th, I will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. I have 3 weeks to get my visa, finish selling all of my possessions and get my life in order so I can leave for as long as I need to. I have a 24 hour flight with 3 flight changes, 5 hours total in layovers, it will be a true test of patience. After, I will begin my quest in Phuket, Thailand. Over the course of the next few months I will travel throughout Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and then decide my next destination from there. I will study Buddhism, Muay Thai, and many other things that I am sure will cross my path along the way. I am traveling with nothing but a 40 liter backpack (carry-on size), a few necessary pieces of equipment, and nothing else. Everything else, clothes and whatnot, I plan on picking up along the way. I will not be bringing my computer, cell phone or any other electronic device other than my camera. A primary motivation for me on this trip is to disconnect with my addiction to being connected. I will be stopping at internet cafes occasionally when I see them along the way to give everyone an update and post pictures. 
Do not fear, I will not be traveling completely solo, I just met the new love of my life and partner in travels, Areva Taylor, it's a Baby Taylor guitar I just bought yesterday. She is a beautiful instrument made from the finest mahogany and she's tiny, perfect size for backpacking. I named her Areva because in Thai it means the 'center of your heart.'

The next 3 weeks will be filled with preparation, excitement, research, and more studying of the Thai language (thank you Rosetta Stone).

Feel free to Donate to the travel fund, the button is at the top right. Thank you to Reggie Henkart and Ken Farber for your $1 donations, every penny helps :-)
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Journey on

Congrats Quest! This is so exciting! I can't wait to see photos of your travels and hear about all your adventures. You are going to have such an incredible time! Happy Travels!

Mom! on

I will meet you in Vietnam or do you want to meet in Thailand? I am so excited for you. Just pray for your safety and serenity. xxoo

Terry on

I know you will have the time of your life and and immerse yourself in the riches of the experience - this is going to be an unforgettable journey. I am looking forward to hearing your tales and seeing your photos. Be safe, have fun and know there is always an angel on your shoulder. Love you.

The Levine Family on

Hey Quest, we wish you an easy and fun trip. May you find your Quest and build your bridge to a experience full of life, love and laughter. We all wish you safe passage. Love, Auntie B, Uncle Michael, Josh, Ben, Amanda and baby Alex as well as Kasi and Moby2.

Auntie B on

I mean "an experience" .....

The Dohaney Family on

Much love Quest on a journey of a lifetime. Safe travels and so much adventure. Love The Dohaney's xoxox

markfrank on

Quest....How exciting for you to be taking this worldly tour. Have fun and take lots of photos. Love, M&M's

Carl on

Enjoy the world and it's many gifts. Walk the path of the adventurer, keep your friends close and trust your heart to see the path which lays before you.

Bonnie Gray on

Go into this adventure with care and respect for cultures that are far different from ours. May the people of the countries you visit see your beautiful spirit and hold you with love. Travel safely, Quest and take good pictures! Blessings, Bonnie

quest on

thank you all for your love and support, it is so motivating, inspiring and means so much to me. I know when I am abroad, these comments will keep my heart from the aches of homesickness. I love you all

Jeanne Thomas on

This is truly a quest of a lifetime! An honor to your namesake. We will be following along with you on your adventure, will miss you at all the isagenix events, but looking foreward to hearing of your adventures. My husband has been all around the world and loved every minute of it. Your time abroad will be a true treasure to your life!!! Be safe and well, looking foreward to seeing you soon. Jeanne M. Thomas

Ron Reid on

You will be a great ambassador to Asia for all young American men. I can't think of a better representative. Maybe we can hook up during one of our trips to Asia. That would be great fun!!!

Rock and Roll little brother. You are loved and appreciated.


Carl on

Heard through the grapevine that you landed well found your place on the beach, and are moving inward toward your undiscovered self. How exciting is that. I enjoyed playing music with you the other night, and am sure your new love will bring you many great Jam sessions though out your travels. Listening first to what is, and then make you contribution. Music is a joining of the deeper intuitive self. Enjoy.

The Ganus Gang! on

We are so thrilled to read along and enjoy this journey with you! You have such an inspiring attitude and your independence, bravery, and confidence remind us of the great young boy you are and the wise soul that resides within.......hope that each day of your adventure is filled with great fun!

Jeff Schissell on

Awsome! Enjoy!
Jeff and Nita

Julie Sobaszkiewicz on

I am living vicariously through you. I hope you stay clear of all Starbucks (no more decaf Frappicinos for you). Just thinking about your adventures makes my heart soar! Namaste. Love and smiles, Auntie Deputy (retired) Julie

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