How many countries have you visited? How many countries do you think you will have the opportunity to visit in your lifetime? I know several readers of this blog are fairly well-traveled, but not many people can say they’ve visited 11 countries. (Even some who visit a number of different countries during a Europe trip can’t claim 11).
Well, my friend Gina got accepted into the World Race, which sounds a lot like the Amazing Race but I’m not sure if it’s even a race at all. She will be touring 11 countries in 11 months and will be doing missionary service projects in all of them. She is not allowed to be in a relationship prior to or during the race, and the whole point of the experience is to live a radically different, fairly nomadic lifestyle. Some of the countries haven’t even been selected yet–the team will be led to choose them while on the trip.
No “home base,” no apartment, and no job other than helping those around her. Those who have completed the World Race, after almost a year of living this way, will never be the same again.
In order to support herself for 11 months, she needs to raise 14,000 dollars between now and September, the month of her departure. There is a link on her blog if you would like to support her endeavor.
Her blog can be found here, and has been added to my links on the side.