Around the World Itinerary

Around the World Itinerary: 13 Months & 35 Countries

Julie Itinerary, RTW 50 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 …

Plan an Around the World Itinerary

How to Design an Around the World Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, RTW 6 Comments

With everything that goes into planning a long-term trip, designing your around the world itinerary is the fun part. This is when dreaming of far off places becomes a reality. Do you want to travel to London, Bangkok, the Great Barrier Reef, or Machu Picchu? On an around the world itinerary, you can visit them all! Here are our tips …

RTW Plane Ticket

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

Julie RTW 1 Comment

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 …

Travel Tips

101 Travel Tips After Traveling Around the World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW, Travel Advice 64 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. …

Bucket List Travel

Our Top 10 Bucket List Destinations

Julie RTW 20 Comments

There are so many life-changing places in the world to visit. Some are magical, some are ancient, and some are just downright gorgeous. All will have you wistfully dreaming about them before you arrive. After you visit them, they become a part of you, forming lifelong memories and altering the way you see the world. Here are 10 amazing places …

Around the World Questions

Your Questions, Answered

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 6 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 …

Funny Travel Moments

Funniest Photos Taken During a Year of Travel

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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 …

Worst Travel Moments

Worst Travel Moments While Going Around The World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 22 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 …

Pisa with Kids

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? Note: This post was originally written July 2014, one month into our around the world trip. 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 …