How did we get so lucky?
We are thrilled to go on this amazing trip as a family……..and how we will get everything done between now and January 1 is mind boggling. The spreadsheet of tasks is in full force and we are checking things off as we go. Who’s idea was it to combine this trip with Christmas and the end of the year anyway? Oh ya, that was me…..
Packing for 8 months on the road is interesting–trying to make sure we only bring as much as we really need and yet enough to meet our varied experiences and situations. I am thinking I will need to negotiate with each family member to sneak another pair or two of shoes into their bags for me.
We depart on January 1 and head south of the equator to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We begin on a Princess cruise (Jared’s cousin Andrew works for Princess and hooked us up with a sweet deal–thank you Andrew!)
on January 3 and will see Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Falkland Islands, and Chile—around the tip of South America by Cape Horn. The Straits of Magellan, Tierra Del Fuego, Chilean Fjords, all are included–so excited to see these places that I learned about in 8th grade Social Studies–(Thanks Mr. Meschling!).
Next up is the Amazon, Macchu Picchu, and the Galapagos Islands. From there is New Zealand/Australia in February; Asia (Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Thailand–maybe Cambodia) in March; Africa (Tanzania, South Africa, maybe Kenya and Namibia) in April, then Israel and then finally Europe (The Netherlands, U.K., Italy, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Iceland…and others) May through July. We head back home in early August.
Meet up with us–this is your open invitation to join us somewhere on our trip. Also if you have some knowledge of or know someone who lives in the country that we are visiting, we would love to make the connection. We will keep you all up to date at Aroundtheworldin210days.com where we will be posting photos, videos, and stories to share our experiences.