Taj Mahal

Our Around the World Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, RTW 4 Comments

In 2014 and 2015, we spent 13 months traveling around the world. If you are considering long-term travel and need some inspiration, or just want to find out what we did, here is our around the world itinerary. An Overview of our Trip   Duration: 13 months, 396 days Countries visited: 35 Continents: 5 Distance traveled: 87,314 miles Nine of …

Phu Quoc Sunset

101 Travel Tips After Traveling Around the World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW, Travel Advice 10 Comments

Looking for great travel tips and advice? We spent 13 months traveling around the world, visiting 35 countries. In total, we have traveled to 50 countries across six continents. We have learned a lot and want to share our knowledge with you. Here are our best travel tips after traveling around the world 1.  Go somewhere new every year. 2. …

Family Around the World Travel

Your Questions, Answered

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 2 Comments

Since being home, we get tons of questions about our travels when we get together with friends and family or we meet someone new who knows about our story. Here are all of our commonly asked questions, answered. “What Was Your Favorite Place?” This is always the first question someone asks. We’ve been to a lot of places, so what …

Funniest photos traveling around the world

Funniest Photos Taken During a Year of Travel

Julie RTW 0 Comments

In thirteen months of travel, we saw quite a few funny things…interesting road signs, things lost in translation, even animal masturbation. Tim and I managed to capture some of the humor on our cameras, and here are our favorite funniest photos. At the Trick Eye Museum in Jeju, South Korea, we had tons of fun posing for the camera. Here’s …

Trekking with kids

Worst Travel Moments While Going Around The World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 4 Comments

It’s a fact of life that things go wrong. In thirteen months of travel, it is unavoidable to have a few minor disasters along the way, even with proper planning and taking precautions to keep yourself healthy. Fortunately for us, the things that went wrong weren’t too terrible, although at the time we may have thought differently. We all battled …

Top 10 World Accommodations

Our Top Ten Accommodations From Around The World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 0 Comments

In thirteen months of travel we stayed in a lot of places, 149 to be exact. We moved quite frequently, never having much time to settle down before packing up and moving on again.  This type of fast paced travel had us staying in places like hotels and home stays more than apartment rentals. Even so, some of the few apartment …

Kara on EBC Trek

Six Month Update…Halfway Already?!!

Julie RTW 13 Comments

Six months…I can’t believe that we are at the halfway point already. I can still remember stepping onto to the airplane at JKF Airport, that first airplane that would fly us away from the US and out into the big, wide world.  We were bursting with excitement and anticipation, and maybe even with a little fear.  In these six months, …

Pisa Italy

A One Month Recap…How are we doing?

Julie RTW 15 Comments

So, we have made it through our first month.  How are we doing?   We are all still happy, healthy, and having a good time.  Tyler and Kara haven’t killed each other yet, and they actually have grown a little closer already.  So far we haven’t had much interaction with other kids so Tyler and Kara are forced to get …