Around the World – Inside the Numbers

  This post is all about the numbers… Check out the facts behind our journey around the globe! WHO WE MET We met people from 67 countries, covering over one third of the world’s nations, including Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador,…

Dear Anthony

Dear Anthony, I’m currently sitting in the back of a bus next to a Buddhist monk somewhere in southern Laos. It feels like I’m a million miles away from home, in distance, surroundings and in comfort, but for some reason as I stare out the window at the bright full moon in the sky, I…

Italy Budget Update – How We Spent $57 per Day

Traveling throughout Italy for 6 weeks in the peak season of August must be crazy expensive.  This is something that most people would think, but it all depends on how you travel.  Are you looking to enter every museum?  Do you need to stay in 4 star hotels, and eat at 4 star restaurants for…

New Friends in New Places

Through my experiences after two months on the road,  I quickly learned the people you encounter in the locations you visit will leave a lasting impression just as much as the destination itself.  These new friends you meet can greatly enhance your time spent somewhere and will leave you with memories you won’t forget.  Experiencing…

My Experience of 42 Days in Italia

Early on in the process of researching and prepping for traveling around the world long term, Nick and I decided that we would make a point to visit Italy first, and would plan to spend at least a month there.  Being that we are both Italian Americans who have never been to Italy, it only…

Rome is Burning

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but for us, it didn’t take much longer than a few days to start feeling like we were ready to move on.  While in Rome we walked a TON.  The temperatures were over 100F every day we were there, peaking at 105F (40-41C…still working on mastering these conversions).  We…

Down the Final Stretch

After over a year in the making, I gave my two weeks notice to my job today.   It felt like a load was taken off of my shoulders. This is a company that I used to work for during summers in between college and I have been involved with for almost a third of…

The Long Road to World Traveller

Would you believe that up until my 18th birthday, I had only been on a plane one time in my life?  That first time in the sky was when my parents brought my sister and I to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  It was April of 1990 and I was three and a half years…

Why Travel is For Me

  What would you do if you had all the time and money in the world? Would you buy a fancy car?  A mega mansion?  Expensive clothing and accessories? When I ask myself this question, I know my answer immediately.  I would get on a plane to somewhere I haven’t been and I would travel…

The Plan…or Lack Thereof

So where are we going? In our past travels this was a simple, straightforward question with an equally simple, straightforward answer.  However, this journey will see us taking on a different approach, not only due to the length of time that we will be travelling, but also the way we want to travel.  When we…

The Trip of a Lifetime

  “You are so lucky!”  “It’s going to be the trip of a lifetime.”  “I’m so jealous of you.”  “I wish I could do that.”   These are a few of the most common responses I get when telling someone our plans of leaving our jobs and everyday lives to travel the world.  What’s ironic…

Support from Loved Ones, A Boost to any Traveler

I’m going to assume that not everyone who tells their family and friends they are quitting their jobs to travel the world at the age 30 is met with the same reaction as we were.  I imagine a lot of people would be criticized for reasons including throwing away a career, wasting a ton of…