We’ve been getting a lot of requests for a blog detailing our upcoming round the world trip. There’s also been a lot of questions as to how we planned this trip, where we’re going, what we’re doing, etc. Well, we’re here to please! Below, all the answers:
2. WHAT: This is an around the world trip, starting and ending in Boston. There is some backtracking and crossed airline paths, but the overall direction is eastwards until we confirm by personal experience that the world is indeed round.
3. WHERE: Dubai, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro), India (New Delhi, Agra, and Leh), Singapore, Indonesia (Bali and Lombok), Hong Kong/Macau, Tonga, Sydney
4. WHEN: We leave July 7 and return September 6… 60 days (more or less)
5. HOW: We performed a very complex elimination algorithm to determine the places that neither of us had been (few in Jesse’s case) and that we also had a strong desire to visit. Then we further filtered these results to optimize weather and form a workable route given current flight schedules. Then we rigorously researched each selected location to determine the activities, treks, tours, and hotels that needed to be scheduled in advance and re-tailored the itinerary. It was a lot of work.
6. WHY: We saw the rare chance to take two responsibility free months to see the world. We’re very lucky to have this opportunity, and we plan to take full advantage of it.
We’re hoping to keep this blog updated with pictures and thoughts/experiences throughout the trip, but we anticipate that internet will be spotty in most of the places we’re going. We’ll do our best!