Tag Archives: pre-trip

Choosing  the Right Gear for Your Outdoor Adventure

Choosing the Right Gear for Your Outdoor Adventure

Brought to You By Dickies Canada Whether the weather is warm or cold, whether you need some time alone in nature or you’re part of an adventure group that loves to explore, when you hear the call of outdoor recreation, you’d better be ready to answer. Outdoor enthusiasts may prefer camping and hiking in their own community or traveling the ... Read More »

Our Favorite Podcasts

Our Favorite Podcasts

As you read this, we’re somewhere over the Atlantic in route to London. An easy eight-hour flight from Atlanta. I say easy, but that is relative to other travel days we’ve had on our trip. You might remember we kicked this all off with a 15-hour flight to Tokyo and an overnight at Haneda Airport. We also had some extremely long days while ... Read More »

Vaccinations and Medications

Vaccinations and Medications

When preparing for a trip around the world, there are certain precautions you should take when it comes to your health. There are vaccinations and medications recommended for travel and even required in some cases, depending on the countries and regions you will be traversing. Some of the vaccinations we needed were covered by insurance, but the major ones were ... Read More »

His Packing List

His Packing List

TOPS 1 long sleeve full zip jacket (Lululemon) 1 long sleeve shirt (Icebreaker) 1 polo shirt (Nike dri-fit) 4 t-shirts (Nike dri-fit, Icebreaker, REI Sahara, adidas Climacool) BOTTOMS 1 pair of jeans (DKNY) 1 pair of convertible pants (Prana Stretch Zion) 3 pairs of shorts (Patagonia, NorthFace, Under Armor) 1 pair of swim trunks (My brother’s) 7 pairs of underwear (Exofficio, ... Read More »

Her Packing List

Her Packing List

This post was updated on 1/12/14 Red text and crossed out means I dropped it, green text means I added it.  TOPS 1 full zip jacket (Lululemon) 1 long sleeve shirt (Icebreaker) 4 t-shirts (2 Icebreaker, 1 Adidas ClimaLite, 1 Mountain Hardwear) 4 tank tops (1 Nike Dri-Fit, 1 Old Navy, 1 Icebreaker, 1 cheap one from Bali) 1 camisole ... Read More »

Exactly 1 Month To Go!

Exactly 1 Month To Go!

I love ‘To-Do’ lists, seriously. They make me feel productive and as though I am accomplishing great things when it is time to cross a task off. However, the to-do list for our RTW trip is the longest I have ever made. With one month left before we step foot in Japan, there still seems to be a lot to do. Full on freak ... Read More »

Matt’s RTW Trip Bucket List

Matt’s RTW Trip Bucket List

I have never been one for making a bucket list of places to go or things to do, but with this epic journey it felt right. I have no idea if I will ever get back to many of the places on our itinerary, so putting ideas down on paper is probably a good idea. Without any further ado, here ... Read More »

Alana’s RTW Trip Bucket List

Alana’s RTW Trip Bucket List

When telling people about our trip, I keep hearing, “What country are you most excited for?” I am really excited to visit every country on our list.  I imagine I will enjoy some places more than others, but each place will bring an entirely new set of experiences and leave us with amazing memories. Picking just one country to want to visit ... Read More »

Saving Money with Ebates.com

Saving Money with Ebates.com

Anyone who knows me knows I love shopping online and that I won’t hit the purchase button without making sure I have the best possible deal. I’ve traditionally used coupon codes to save money, but I have also added earning cash back to my arsenal with the help of Ebates.com. I’ve been using Ebates to save money since 2011. In total, I have ... Read More »

RTW Ticket or Buy-As-You-Go?

RTW Ticket or Buy-As-You-Go?

When we finally made the decision to leave behind our life in the U.S. and head out to explore the world, our first step was deciding our mode of travel. Did we want to purchase RTW (Round-The-World) plane tickets or flights as we go? For those who aren’t sure what a RTW ticket is, it is a plane ticket that allows ... Read More »