Category Archives: Planning

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September 11 on the Other Side of the World

Today, we are sitting on a sunny beach in Bali, Indonesia on the other side of the globe from New York and Washington DC. But, today, September 11, 2011, ten years after the most horrific day in my life and in our country’s history, our hearts and minds are 100% back home in the United […]

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A Month-Long Layover Back in the USA!

After an incredible 12-month life-changing journey stretching from Mexico to Antarctica, we were on our way back home! Bittersweetly, while packing our bags for the long trip, I was getting very nostalgic. Once upon a time, I was homesick and couldn’t wait to be back in the States. Now, Erik was eager to see our […]

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Our Interview on “Living the Dream”

Check out our recent interview on the "Living the Dream" blog where we answered questions submitted by other readers. You can hear more about our favorite travel destinations, upcoming plans, and off-the-beaten path recommendations! New Yorkers Erik Fantasia and Heather Curtis set off on the trip of a lifetime in April, 2010, blogging about their […]

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On the Road Again!

Today, we fly out for Bangkok, Thailand! Flight leaves at 5:30pm and just 48 hours and two overnight flights later, we arrive in Bangkok. We have many blog posts to catch up on, but we just wanted to let you know the latest! The second leg of our adventure starts today! Stay tuned…

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One Year on the Road

On April 20, 2011, we boarded a plane in Buenos Aires headed for Mexico City. Exactly one year to the day we left on our adventure through Latin America. At the time, we really had no idea just how incredible and fun and humbling our journey would be. After returning back to New York, we […]

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The Best RTW Travel Apps (iPhone/iPod & Android)

One of the major bonuses of traveling in the age of technology (besides Skype!) is that we can take advantage of some neat travel apps. Erik carries a Google Nexus One (Android) phone and I have a 3rd generation iPod touch. Here are some apps for both devices, which we’ve found helpful along our travels. […]

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How to Still Feel Like a Woman While Backpacking

It’s definitely a challenge to still feel like a woman while backpacking through Central & South America. When we were preparing for our trip in April of 2010, Erik tried to convince me not to bring a few “girly” items that he considered “non-essentials.” But, he’s a guy. Guys are low-maintenance. Girls need just a […]

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RTW Gear – What We Can (and Can’t) Live Without

After so long on the road, we’ve learned more than a few lessons in how to pack, what to pack, and – most importantly – what not to pack for a round the world trip. Shortly after starting our trip, we posted details on all of the items we’re carrying on our gear page, including […]

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