The last time I went on an extended trip was mid-March last year, about one week after the stock market hit a very ugly bottom. I'm hoping the timing of our next extended trip, which starts this weekend, will be as fortuitous. With the market action today I'm quite hopeful this will be the case.
Last year we travelled to Argentina, this year to a continent I've never been to before. Friday morning we depart for New York, where we'll spend some time with our daughter. Then we depart Sunday for Cairo for one week in Egypt. Then three weeks in southern Africa, which will include the safari that everyone says you need to do at least once in your life. I plan to continue following the markets, but obviously blogging will be light and irregular until we get back. The mix of posts ought to improve, however, as I plan to take some pictures along the way and highlight some of the interesting things we hope to see and do.