Day One!

The Trip has officially started.  That’s still weird for me to say.  We’re in Cartagena, Colombia, our first stop on the South American continent, and already the sights, sounds, colors, and culture offer striking differences in the best kind of way. We landed at the Cartagena airport at around 1pm local time.  The airport is […]

What I’m Packing for Our RTW Trip

Deciding what to pack for a long-term trip is no easy task.  You essentially have to distill your belongings down to bare basics and pick and choose even further from there.  We’ve gone back and forth a number of times, packed, repacked, and cut things out to make sure everything fits.  Bridgette will likely be […]

Driving Across the USA

We made it home! Eleven days ago we set out from Los Angeles.  4,000 miles later and I’m sitting on the couch in my childhood home in Ohio, sipping a beer and playing with the dog.  In between was a vast array of sights, sounds, and smells; diverse yet connected.  We stood on cliffs perched above ocean […]

Five Days up the West Coast

We’ve done a lot of driving over the last five days.  About 1500 miles over a total of approximately 34 hours spent in the car.  For those of you doing the math, you might notice that it averages out to less than 45 miles per hour.  The reason for the lazy pace is the fact that […]

We’re on Our Way!

I’m writing this from a hostel in San Luis Obispo, CA.  Our apartment is bare, our car is packed to the gills, and our previous life is about 200 miles of road behind us.  It was a bit sad, saying goodbye to the life we built up for ourselves in Los Angeles over the past […]

Preparing for a Round-The-World Trip

Wow, time has flown. My last post was over two months ago.  Things have been busy, so I haven’t been updating as much as I’d like.  That’s no excuse though; things are about to get a whole lot busier and I want to make a concerted effort to keep the blog updated as we go.  To […]


I wanted to write a post describing our Coachella weekend; after all, it’s one of the first opportunities I’ve had to write about something we did rather than something we will do.  However, when I actually sat down to write the post (which I’ve done 4-5 times now), something about it almost defies description.  Coachella was such […]

4 Things We’re Looking Forward to in Colombia

Colombia will be our first stop, so whenever I get the itch to do some research, it tends to be at the forefront of my mind.  As a result, I probably have a better idea of what I’ll want to do there than most of the other stops we’ll be making.  Here’s a few of […]

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