around the world

We aren't going everywhere but it's on our list.
-adapted from Susan Sontag
Borders? I have never seen one but I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.
-Thor Heyerdahl 

Debbi and Jay recently completed a nine-month round the world journey. We will keep the blog posts up for a while, so you (and we) can go back to enjoy our adventures. 

September 21, 2018

Jay and I have been home for a month now and are about ready to wrap up our travel blog. Just a couple more final posts. And here we go...

One thing that people have been so curious about during our trip is what we brought with us, what kind of bags we had, and how much...

May 27, 2018

Our last month on the road flew by before we knew it. We were conscious the entire month that this was near the end of our journey. And we kept reminding ourselves of it, just in case one of us forgot. 

It was a month to remember, filled with beautiful landscapes a...

May 7, 2018

Let’s say you want to put siding up on a building and you have lots of boards of varying lengths. And from these boards you need to cut them down to four different size boards, nine boards of each size.

And since the boards are very expensive, you want to have as little...

April 16, 2018

Just a reminder that Jay and I are on a nine month, around the world trip, that includes many components. During this journey, there were a couple of events we had planned that were, for me, to be huge highlights of our trip. These were the multi-day treks we would do...

March 16, 2018

This blog post will mostly be an opportunity for us to share photos of another beautiful multi-day trek we completed. This one is in Australia.

The Great Ocean Walk, along Australia's southern coast, south of Melbourne, is one of the iconic multi-day treks in this...

March 11, 2018

This is the third and final blog post of our time in Vietnam. If you haven't read the other posts, I encourage you to do so....

I don’t know why, but this came as so unexpected…

We both had had the notion that since the US and Vietnam normalized relations in the 1990’s,...

March 2, 2018

We were excited and a bit nervous to go to Vietnam, but we never expected to enjoy the country the way we did. Who knew that Vietnam was so awesome!?

If you are considering a trip to Vietnam, we say: Do it!!

And here is why:

The markets: They are fantastic.

The food...

February 17, 2018

Have you ever taken a cruise where you and your partner were the only ones on your boat? 

Where you had your own personal tour guide and a crew of five to cater to your every need? 

Well, that happened to us in Vietnam. 

Our Bai Tu Long Bay cruise was a series of very ple...

February 2, 2018

When we were planning our trip to Thailand, what was the first thing we thought of doing? A trek, of course! And after that wonderful adventure in Nepal, doing the Mardi Himal trek, ( how could w...

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