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2012: The Best Year of Our Lives

A year in pictures, a lifetime of memories. 2012, best year ever. When we quit our jobs, never in my wildest dreams did I imagined we’d be spending the year the way we did – a year in travel. It’s been one helluva a year filled with more ups than down, both good times and… Read more…

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12 Best Things We Ate in 2012

We count down our best adventures of 2012, no surprise, in food! This is usually the time where we tell you what we’ve been up to this past year – where we’ve been, things we’ve done – I assure you that post is coming. But not today. Today is all about the food! On the… Read more…

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Announcement: Our Winter 2012 Plans

2012 coming to an end. Our plans have changed.. again. What now? This time, I won’t beat around the bush. We’ve made winter plans!!.. and it’s not home. But just a quick update: Lately, it’s been a year of announcements, hasn’t it? From quitting our jobs to traveling Australasia and now South America. We are… Read more…

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Travel Costs: 1 Month in New Zealand

Find out how much we spent in New Zealand in 28 days. New Zealand is our first stop on our round-the-world adventure back in January 2012. It rained on us. In fact, of the 28 days we’ve spent driving from North Island to South Island, we averaged just a handful of clear and sunny skies…. Read more…

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GQ trippin’ Turns 1 Year Old!

It’s insane to think one year ago today, we launched GQ trippin’. This blog was intended to keep our family and friends updated on our adventures around the world. I never imagined it would be where it is today – to have readers, people we don’t know from over 80 countries, take part in our… Read more…

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6 Months of Travel and Fall 2012 Plans

6 months in travel. On coming home and plans for the future. How do I put this into words? It’s been NUTS! 6 months, 9 countries and 40+ cities later: we’ve been on camels, trains and planes. Slept in deserts, boats and plenty of couches. Sipped tea in China, slurped noodles in Japan. Avoided Delhi… Read more…

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RTW: Q’s packing list

A touch of minimalist and a wee bit more than bare bones. I hope you’re not expecting a mini list like Gerard’s. I tend to over pack and then unpack. It’s more of an OCD routine I torture myself with. So far I’ve unpacked more than packed so I’m in good shape — that extra… Read more…

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RTW: G’s Packing List

I packed 8 months of travel clothes into a carry-on size backpack. Backpack Osprey Porter 46. I must have gone through a new pack for every trip we’ve taken. Most resemble the backpacker’s pack — you know, the ones you see all throughout Europe for first time backpackers. Yup, those. So the Osprey is a… Read more…

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RTW Staying Healthy: Vaccines & Medications

How many shots does it take to travel half-way around the world? Before & After Shots About six for Gerard. Umm.. seven for me if you include my flu nasal spray. But I guess that’s not really a shot. Still 🙁 for sure. If you know us, you know we’re prone to getting sick while… Read more…

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Checklist: 27 in 27 Days

27 things we need to do before we leave for our RTW! Things have been so busy we couldn’t even get this post out when we wanted to. Imagine this was posted December 1st, so please bare with us… So much to do, so little of time. We’ve had a lot of time to prepare… Read more…

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