70, 467 miles traveled, 345 days, 97 temporary homes, 56 flights, 23 countries, 6 continents, and carry-on backpacks.


We are going home. TODAY. We won’t be blogging about our lives after this, since our lives will consist of ‘finding jobs’ and not holding koalas. This has been the BEST thing we have ever done. We’ve learned a lot about the world, about each other, about our limits, about how to spend a lot of money in a short amount of time, and how it was totally worth it. Here are our top 15 experiences from this past year. Jason made a video and I put together some of our favorite photo memories.


15 Holding Lawson the koala

14 Knifemaking in Luang Prabang

13 Being the first people to the top of the Eiffel Tower

12 Volunteering with the elephants in Cambodia

11 Angkor temple complex

10 Egyptian pyramids/temples  

9 Soccer game in Argentina

8 Watching the Bagan sunset in Myanmar

7 Hiking on glacier in Patagonia

6 Clouds parting over Machu Picchu

5 Cage diving with Great White sharks  

4 High plains in Bolivia and the Uyuni Salt Flats

3 Hot air balloon Cappadocia

2 Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

1 Safari in South Africa