We spent at least 6 months in active preparation mode. We moved out of our house. We put everything in storage. We got all of our bank cards shut down days before departure. We went on a wild goose chase for crispy new $1 bills. We forgot to book a hotel. We did a few things right and we royally screwed up most everything else. But here we are and we will never forget the getting ready or the adventures to follow.
Give a listen to the podcast and maybe we will be able to help you avoid some of the same mistakes we made. Or you can just listen for a good laugh.