Tyler and Kara Earth Trekkers

Excerpts from a Travel Journal: Quotes from Tyler and Kara

Julie Post-Trip 9 Comments

Tyler, Kara, and I each wrote in a journal while traveling. Actually, after 13 months of traveling, we developed quite a stack of journals. Everyday we would write at least a few sentences about the most memorable events of the day…the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the most boring, annoying, and exciting moments that happened while traveling. The best …

Phu Quoc Sunset

101 Travel Tips After Traveling Around the World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW, Travel Advice 34 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 67 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. …

Update: 6 Months Home, But That is About to Change!

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It’s been a little over six months since we have returned from our travels around the world. Six months already!! Time really flies, and in case you’re wondering, it goes by a lot faster at home than when you are traveling long term. Note: This post was originally written in February 2016. What It’s Really Been Like To Be Home …

Family Around the World Travel

Your Questions, Answered

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 4 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 …

Trekking with kids

Worst Travel Moments While Going Around The World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 10 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

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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 …

Tylers School Supplies

Feeling Weighed Down

Julie Post-Trip 5 Comments

“This is heavier than what I carried on the trip!” exclaimed Tyler from his bedroom. Down the stairs he comes, wearing his black backpack he took around the world, this time filled with the binders, notebooks, pens and pencils, and all of the other paraphernalia that goes along with starting middle school. It is good to see him still getting …


Settling Back In…Our First Week “Home”

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 7 Comments

One week ago we stepped off of the bus that took us from New York City to White Marsh, Maryland, officially ending our trip around the world. For the last time, we grabbed our backpacks from the underbelly of an oversized bus, hefted them onto our backs, and made our way over to our two very excited mothers, so happy …