LexieCall, we wish you a good trip. There is no substitue for getting your bottom road hard. I rode a Brooks Professional Saddle for a many years. A friend of mine, who also rode the same saddle, suggested the Sela Italia. He was so enthusiastic about it. He said he consistantly rode plus 100 miles a day and he forgot the saddle was there. I voiced concerned about the saddle being too soft after awhile. He assured me, for him, that was not the case, so I purchased one. So far so good.
We also experimented with the Terry Liberator X & Y. Not for us, too hard. Their free 30 day money back started from the day they shipped the saddle to us, to the day it was received back by them, about 2 & 1/2 weeks of riding time. Our bottoms were in shape, maybe if we had had more time, we may have gotten use to it. The Sella was good, out of the box. Proper fiting bicycle doesn't hurt either. Punn intended. Of course, you could spend a bundle and purchase a recumbent. Ride safely.