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We recently passed the two-month mark since we planted our feet back on home soil here in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Leading up to our flight back home, we had so many mixed feelings on how things would be once we got back from an incredible nine month adventure around the world. We’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately, so I thought it was about time to put together an update!… Read More

November 2014 The song says, ‘one night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster,’ and this couldn’t be more accurate. Absolutely anything goes in this crazy city, and I mean anything! While we are far from living the traditional backpacker lifestyle, it is so easy to see why this city is a backpacker haven. Backpackers and well, 50+ single men.

They say a picture says a thousand words, so here is our 2014 in 10,000 words! December 2013: Ringing in New Year’s Eve 2013 in Sydney, Australia

Malawi October 21-25, 2014 Sometimes referred to as ‘Calendar Lake’ because it’s approximately 365 miles long and nearly 52 miles wide, Lake Malawi is known for a couple of things; one being its sheer size and two being that it is home to the most species of fish of any lake in the world. And after our visit there, it’s also famous for its lake flies. We spent four nights in Malawi… Read More

Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania October 15-17, 2014 Serengeti National Park with G Adventures I will never forget the initial descent down into the Serengeti after paying our park entrance fees. All you could see for hundreds of miles was what looked like dry grass that hadn’t seen water in months until it met the dark, greenish-grey clouds of the horizon; and although you couldn’t see them with the… Read More

Nairobi, Kenya October 11-13, 2014 Once the Captain turned on the seatbelt sign and announced our descent into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, he also turned on the butterflies in our stomachs. In four short hours we had gone from the glitz and glamour of Dubai to the grit and chaos of Nairobi. We were nervous, but prepared. Not just for Nairobi, but the for the upcoming 26-day journey that would take us some… Read More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates October 10, 2014 Smack dab in the center of the Middle East, Dubai, United Arab Emirates is one of the safest and most prosperous places on earth. We chose to fly Emirates Airlines for our flights from Istanbul to Nairobi and from Cape Town to Bangkok for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they were competitively priced with Qatar Airways and Etihad; and secondly, it would take us to Dubai, a place we’ve always… Read More