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Making a Trail

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

How long are you going for?

About 120 days


We are flying around, just the two of us, for about 97 of those days.  We will be in Japan, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Peru and Argentina. Here is a rough map of that trip:


(I hope our flights don’t actually take that path from Bali to Buenos Aires 🙂 )

Then we are going on a cruise in Europe with Mike’s family.  Here is the route of that trip:


That cruise will last about two weeks and will be much much more luxurious than our grimy backpacking around Asia and South America.

Are you nuts?

Yes, we have decided to abandon almost all responsibility and pack up and go do something insane.  We are ecstatic, terrified and joyous.  All at the same time.

Are you going to do (insert cool thing here)?

I hope so, but please leave comments or email us if you have suggestions.  We are going to try to maximize this trip as much as possible but we recognize we can only do so much given our limited time in each country.

You crossing off any bucket list items?

Yes!  For Mike dim sum in Hong Kong, the great wall, and visiting Japan.  For Becky, seeing Machu Pichu.

How many times will Mike have stomach problems on your trip?

I believe the Vegas Over/Under on this is 7 (Seven!) times.  Becky is leaning heavy on the over—poor girl.

Did Mike bring a razor?

Probably the most important question here.  The answer is: NO.  Ideally my beard will be close to this level upon return.


If you have any questions feel free to ask!