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Dealing With Tragedy Back Home

by Amy on November 17, 2010 · 0 comments

I’ve already written briefly about our decision to come home early upon receiving the news that my step-father, Lewis, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  In today’s guest post on Briefcase to Backpack, I write in more detail about the process we went through before we even left on our adventure to plan for the curve balls that life will inevitably throw, and how doing so eased us through a very difficult time on our trip.

Have you change your plans while on the road because of something going on back home? Any ideas on how our fellow travelers can better prepare themselves to handle bad news from home? If so, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below.


Also, Keith’s most recent post discussing if our trip was career suicide, was picked up and re-posted on today. offers great resources including e-books for people that are considering trips like ours. Be sure to check them out and have them help you plan and negotiate a sabbatical from your employer.

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