We Are Traveling Around the World! Won’t You Come with Us?

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Bilbo Baggins

For the first time in my life, I’m fully accepting my reckless tendencies. And I have my wife to thank for it.

We alluded to this adventure in our first post of 2018, and that resolution has now become a very present reality. Starting this summer, Angela and I will embark on a year-long journey to all seven continents. Not only will we be searching in earnest for a place to call our next home, but we will also be photographing and writing about the adventure as part of a quest to promote peace through experience and understanding.

It is an trip for which I have been preparing my whole life, and one which could only be realized through my marriage to Angela. For I found in her a wanderlust that only amplifies my own and an optimism that has reinforced the same in me.

We hold firm to the belief that people throughout the world are generally kind, gracious, and welcoming. Indeed, it has already been our experience that this is true.

We can’t wait to meet the world. We hope you’ll come along with us.

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Our planned route

We have already booked travel for nearly half of this trip, excepting a few rental cars and some train tickets that have not yet become available for purchase. This isn’t some all-inclusive travel package that has zero flexibility; instead, this is a trip that we have painstakingly planned over the course of nearly two years.

We have attempted to include slow travel whenever possible and plan on driving in over 60 countries, seeking out the smaller towns and authentic experiences when we can.

The following list of planned destinations includes UN recognized countries, as well as several independent territories, disputed regions, and some micro nations.

North America
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • United States
Europe
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Brcko
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • FYROM (Macedonia)
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Mallorca
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Sardinia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Srpska Republic
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • Vatican City
  • Wales
Middle East
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Ajman
  • Dubai
  • Fujairah
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Musandam
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Ras Al-Khaimah
  • Sharjah
  • Umm al Quwain
Africa
  • Botswana
  • Ceuta
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Melilla
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe
Asia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Georgia
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Java
  • Kalimantan
  • Kashmir
  • Laos
  • Lesser Sunda Islands
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Sabah
  • Sarawak
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sumatra
  • Taiwan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam
Oceania
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Tasmania
Antarctica
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • South Shetland
South America
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Tierra Del Fuego
  • Uruguay
Caribbean
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  •  Jamaica

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