the final 100 days

London England

While we’ve been home for a while now, we never did our final 100 days report. So here we are—read on for some of the highs, lows, and everything in between from our final months on the road! Most Breathtaking Moment Vikram’s pick: Hiking through the rice terraces in Sapa, Vietnam. Mary’s pick: Swimming in the crystal blue Adriatic sea […]

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frequently asked questions

FAQ Round the World

We’ve been home for two months now … I can barely believe it! And it’s been wonderful to be home for the holiday season and spend time with family and friends. We talked about our trip with a lot of people, and it was a bit overwhelming at first to try to boil down the entire trip into one conversation. I […]

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some life lessons from the trip


Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! Despite my best efforts to try and keep the blog as real-time as possible since Amsterdam, we are actually not in Paris anymore … we’ve been home for three weeks! While at times a bit weird to not be on the road anymore, it has been such a joy and comfort to be home with family and […]

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some updates

Surprise, we’re in Amsterdam! And I wanted to write a short post with some itinerary and blog updates. It’s actually been quite a while since we’ve been in Vietnam, despite that being the focus of our last post. We just arrived to Amsterdam to meet up with our friends Lauren and Cody, and we’ve spent the last eight weeks traveling in […]

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the second 100 days

Halong Bay Vietnam

Soon after leaving Cambodia, we got to day 200! We were lucky to celebrate this milestone with two of my best friends, Margaret and Jessica, in the middle of Vietnam’s beautiful Halong Bay. It was the perfect day to mark this travel milestone: We woke up on a cruise ship to massive karsts looming outside our window, spent the day kayaking […]

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cambodia’s killing fields

The killing fields of Cambodia are a blunt reminder that humans can commit atrocious, unimaginable deeds. Vikram and I both knew woefully little about the killing fields and this terrible part of Cambodia’s recent history—before this year, the names “Khmer Rouge” and “Pol Pot” would perhaps ring a bell in my mind, but I wouldn’t have been able to tell you […]

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the first 100 days


A big milestone we hit while in Hong Kong was our 100-day mark on the road! It’s hard to believe we’ve made it this far, and almost every day when I wake up I can’t believe that it’s all happening. We’ve traveled to six different countries on three continents, visited over 20 cities, met up with dozens of family members and […]

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thank you, advisory board

As the clock struck midnight to herald in the New Year, I officially became unemployed. My name was removed from the staff list, my email was disconnected, and my insurance ran out. (We now have coverage from the exchanges—thanks, Obama!) Leaving my job was one of the hardest and weirdest things so far related to the trip. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot […]

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