Our Round-the-World Backpacking Adventure

On January 18, 2017, my boyfriend Andy and I said goodbye to the U.S. and embarked on our round-the-world backpacking journey.  We’ve now been traveling for over two months, and I intend to catch up and post about each destination! First, though, some notes about the trip itself.

The Reason

From infancy, I’ve always been a curious person, and starting flying on planes before my first birthday.  An interest in travel was all but guaranteed.  My family traveled domestically (and later, internationally); I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain; I taught abroad in Daegu, South Korea, post-graduation.  During all of these pursuits, I met others from around the globe and was inspired by many of their (seemingly ordinary) travels.  Being an American office-worker, trips of over 10-11 days seemed out of reach… something only a European or Australian could really dream of.  I was working as a DC fundraiser and wanted to see more of the world, and for longer stretches of time – so I could really dig deep into the local food, culture and countryside.  And so – a plan was born… Andy and I would go backpacking around the world.  Consider it a sabbatical from the working world.

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Us with all of our possessions on our backs.
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