Our 2012-13 Trip

Back in 2012, we departed for 13 months of backpacking. It was incredible, and we've been chasing that high for a decade. Read about the places we visited. 
  • Australia
    • Brisbane
    • Sydney
    • Blue Mountains
    • Melbourne
  • Malaysia
    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Pulau Tioman
    • Pulau Perhentian
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
    • Johannesburg
    • Kruger National Park
  • Namibia
    • Fish River Canyon
    • Luderitz
    • Sossusvlei
    • Swakopmund
    • Etosha National Park
    • Caprivi Strip
  • Botswana
    • Chobe National Park
    • Makgadikgadi Pans
    • Tuli Reserve
  • Zimbabwe & Zambia
    • Victoria Falls

And, of course, we had a great cross-country trip before we went abroad! Read about it here!

Before we flew to India, we drove cross country and stopped in:
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce National Park
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Monument Valley, Arches, and Canyonlands
  • Colorado
    • Denver
    • Fort Collins
  • Missouri
    • Kansas City & Pleasant Hill
    • Table Rock Lake
    • Saint Louis
  • Illinois
    • Cahokia Mounds
    • Chicago
  • Ohio
    • Kenyon College in Gambier
    • Columbus
    • Cleveland & Chagrin Falls
  • New York City, New York
  • New Canaan, Connecticut
  • Washington, DC
  • North Carolina
    • Raleigh
    • Wilmington

And we spent A LOT of time planning all the gear we would take with us. It's likely irrelevant at this point, but for posterity's sake, check it out here


  1. Come to visit us in Boston/ Marblehead after New Canaan! It's only a little further and the Fall here is beautiful! Plus you can meet Evren!

  2. Your schedule is obviously packed but Ron and I would love if you could stop by our place in Springfield on your way to Shell Knob. Maybe we can make you dinner and visit for a minute before you continue on. I would love to hear about your adventure and you could meet Tate too!

    1. We'd love to see you and meet your little Gerber baby! We'll be leaving PH on September 20 and need to be in Shell Knob by dinner, but we could stop by on the way...