RTW Plane Ticket

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 …

Around the World One Year Later

One Year Later…

Julie Post-Trip 18 Comments

This post was written in July 2016, one year after returning home from our trip around the world. It has been one year since we took that final bus journey from NYC to Maryland. One momentous, lightning fast year, full of readjustments, new beginnings, and plans for our future. Not a day goes by that we do not reflect on …

Angkor Wat

Top 10 Bucket List Destinations

Julie RTW 13 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 …

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 …

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

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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 wearing …

Earth Trekkers

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 …

Rome in Pictures

Julie Italy 4 Comments

Our one year around the world trip began in Rome on June 30. We had three days to spend here, just enough time to see all of the major sites. Rome is packed with history, many of it centuries, even millennia, older than what we have in the US. Since we were visiting during the summertime, we knew to expect …