Around the World Packing List

Our Around the World Packing List

Julie RTW, Travel Advice, Travel Gear 12 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 …

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Our Around the World Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, RTW 36 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 …

Around the World Itinerary

How to Design an Around the World Itinerary

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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 …

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

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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 …

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101 Travel Tips After Traveling Around the World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW, Travel Advice 19 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 63 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. …

Angkor Wat

Top 10 Bucket List Destinations

Julie RTW 11 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. Our Top 10 Bucket List …

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 …

Funniest photos traveling around the world

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 …

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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

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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 …

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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 …

365 Days of Travel in 100 Photos

Julie RTW 34 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 …

Six Month Update…Halfway Already?!!

Julie RTW 14 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, …