Around the World Packing List

Our Around the World Packing List

Julie RTW, Travel Advice, Travel Gear 6 Comments

One of the most common questions we get from people is “how do you pack for a trip around the world?” Prior to our around the world trip, purchasing gear was one of the most time intensive and important things we did. Tim and I made numerous trips to REI and placed many online orders in order to find the …

Taj Mahal

Our Around the World Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, RTW 10 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 …

RTW Plane Ticket

RTW Ticket vs. One Way Tickets, Which One is Better?

Julie RTW 0 Comments

If you are planning to travel around the world, you have two options for booking your flights: a RTW ticket or a series of one-way tickets. Both options have pros and cons, with the main factors being cost and flexibility. If you will be traveling around the world, don’t automatically assume that you need to book a RTW ticket. There …

Sailing Around the World…An Interview with an Inspiring Family

Caspar Craven Guest Post 2 Comments

Can you tell us a little about your adventures – where you went and what you did. We’re Caspar and Nichola – together with our 3 children – Bluebell (10), Columbus (8) and Willow (3), we’re sailing around the world. We spent 5 years planning our adventure and on 20th August 2014 we set off from UK shores. We’ve sailed some …

Trekking with kids

Worst Travel Moments While Going Around The World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 6 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 …

So, What’s It Like Returning to the USA?

Julie United States 0 Comments

With just one week remaining of our 396 day journey around the world, how are feeling about finally returning to the USA? Honestly, we are ready to come home.  We are actually looking forward to it, which I would have found hard to imagine just a few months ago. The four of us are exhausted…this traveling schedule has really been …

365 Days of Travel in 100 Photos

Julie RTW 30 Comments

We hit a HUGE milestone today, hitting day #365!  But we aren’t finished yet. Surprise, surprise…our “one year” trip around the world grew to 13 months of travel. We have been having so much fun we are just not ready to go home, not yet. So, here we are, 32 countries visited, 365 days of travel, and thousands of memories …