My departure date of March 1, 2011 is fast approaching and aside from a few things I have left to do on my to-do list I’m more ready than ever. I have put my fears behind me and not to sound sappy I know it’s a day that is going to change my life forever. In honor of all the changes coming up I thought it would be a good time to make some changes to Breakaway Backpacker. Here is the scoop on what’s going on.
Since I started my blog I have been using Thrilling Theme and I loved it. I think it is a great theme, but it’s a theme that I shared with many in the travel blog community.
I have been looking to find a theme that was unique and more me. I have found it, it’s a STUDIO PRESS THEME called LEXICON CHILD THEME (if you are reading this on RSS reader you may want to click over and see the new look). The new theme is crisp, has a great layout, awesome color scheme and is 100% me.
I wanted to wait and change the theme a week before I took off, but I thought it would be best to get the hang of it now. So please bare with me during the next few weeks as I play around with it. I’m also working with Jenny from Where is Jenny to make a custom header.
Now that I am going to be living on the road full-time the tone of Breakaway Backpacker is going to change. Right now I have just been documenting my Pre-Trip thoughts and planning. Beginning March 1, 2011 you will start seeing new categories. To give you a sneak peak I’m going to list the new categories below (any of this could change).
I’ll post any random thought’s that pop into my head under “Thoughts”. I plan on having a blast and being a little crazy so those stories will fall under “Adventures”. WARNING: nothing will be off limits.
- The Round Up
I’m no photographer but plan on taking plenty of pictures of everywhere I go. I want to move my current photo gallery from the top of my blog to “Gallery”. The “Gallery” is going to be all my pictures categorized by city. As for “The Round Up” I have never been a big fan of just posting one picture and making it a blog post so instead I will post the best 5 pictures of the week every Friday.
- Budget Tips
I have been tracking my expenses on a note pad for years for all my bills so keeping track of my expenses on the road is not going to be a problem. I want to use a spreadsheet to document my daily travel expenses from Day 1 to Day ???. I also want to give a summary of my travel expenses by “Country” and as for “Budget Tips” well that is self-explanatory.
I love music and I want to post songs and their lyrics (starting March 7, 2011) that inspire me to travel, to be myself or encourage me to do something I wouldn’t normally do. In the process of doing that I hope they inspire you as well.
I’m going to continue to be honest, dramatic, crazy, and goofy. I’m always going to have an opinion; sometimes we may agree and sometimes we may not. No matter what though I will always respect everyone’s feed back. In the end though even with the new look and the new changes I am going to make sure I am the same Jaime.
So moment of truth what do you think of the “New Look”, “New Changes” and “Same Jaime”? What do you wanna see or not see on “Breakaway Backpacker”? Even though I spent an entire day of hard work on these changes I want to hear your feedback so don’t hold back. Oh & be sure to click on “Home” to see the entire theme.