Well, I've been planning this trip for a good 5 months now. That means I've basically got all the details down and its been in the works long enough that I'm actually going to pull it off. I've quit my job, decided what will happen to my belongings, and my friends are inviting me to DJ an all-night rave when I go.
The when aspect will be decided on mail. I'm currently waiting on necessary mail and plan to submit my passport application at the end of the month or in the first week of next month if my mail is late. That's the only reason I'm still here, actually. The passport site estimates 7-9 business days before the passport will be ready to pick up (its faster than waiting 2 weeks + mail time to get it sent to me). The party before leaving is on the 11th next month. So, again, depending on mail, I'll be leaving in the second half of July.
I know I titled the topic from Canada, but I'll really be starting in the UK. I figured a cheap flight would be easier than swimming it. I've got family and friends around Europe that I'll get to meet, too. My route, though, will depend in temperatures, weather, and preference at the time. I have planned 2 possible routes. One is through northern Europe and to the eastern coast of Russia and then entering China. The other is through southern Europe to China, including Egypt and India.
The entire trip will be done hitchhiking and, while having some money saved, I'd prefer to rely on wits rather than money. I'll be doing the journey with someone close to me, so I won't be too lonely either. I'm setting asside the 5 years my passport will be valid for the trip. My only fear is that my travel partner and myself will get separated along the way! At long last, its almost good-bye known world.