• Full Circle, Approaching Home: RTW May 2015: Blog #59

    Somehow, a year has slipped through our fingers like water. It seems that time, like the wind of Patagonia, just can’t be contained. It can only be...

  • Last Blog Entry From Here

    Last Blog Entry From Here

    Unfortunately, updating this WordPress Blog requires more Internet Mojo than we’ve been able to find in South America. Uploading photos without 4G or 3G is glacially slow....

  • Blog Post #57: Reuniting With The Western Hemisphere

    Blog Post #57: Reuniting With The Western Hemisphere

    Our 15-hour flight from Sydney to Santiago, Chile (with a stopover in Auckland, NZ) was a bruiser of a flight. I barely slept an hour of that...

  • Blog Post #56: Farewell Australia

      Australia is big and wonderful in all that it offers those interested in nature’s beauty — from the 12 Apostles, to Sydney Harbor, to Cradle Mountain...

  • Blog Post #55: Clueless About Cricket

    As I’m writing this, we are in Tasmania, which, when you look at a world map, appears to be one of the remotest places on Earth. Indeed,...

  • Big Aussie Brekkie: Blog Post #54

    I find it hard to believe this will be our first blog from Australia. Long overdue. We’ve been here almost two weeks, and we’ve done and seen...

  • Blog Post #53: Lessons of Travel in New Zealand

     “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in...

  • Blog Post #52: Quintessence of Queenstown

    Queenstown, New Zealand rivals Innsbruck, Austria as the liveliest city on our RTW itinerary. Of course, Buenos Aires, Argentina still lies ahead, so it’s very possible this...

  • Blog Post #52: Epic Landscapes

    After more than 200 days of travel on this RTW journey, it’s inevitable that you start to make comparisons and start to organize things in your head...

  • Blog Post #51: Picking Up The Pieces

    Blog Post #51: Picking Up The Pieces

    It is clear from our brief stay in Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island that the city is still picking up the pieces from the devastating earthquakes...