Please excuse the retro formatting.
This page was created back in early days when raw HTML was the norm, for those of us who actually made web pages back then.
I haven't bothered to modernize it, figuring it's the content that actually counts.
We're a family that loves to travel (see our family travel
page) so we finally went for broke -- excused ourselves from work
and school for a full year to travel the world. When we started, Tim
was almost 12 years old and Emily was a few months past 10.
We divided the 14 months from mid-June 2007
to mid-August 2008 into four separate adventures. We came home for
about a month of regrouping -- and a little bit of catching-up with
school and work -- between each one.
mid-June 2007 through September 2007
|Greece to Morocco in a counterclockwise arc
- Island-hopping in Greece
- Italy south-to-north from Pompeii to the Dolomites
- Alps, including the
Mont Blanc Circuit
- En route to Morocco: South of France, Pyrenees, a bit of Spain
- Morocco: trekking, touring, and the obligatory camel safari
- Europe miscellany: Paris & London; Germany's Black Forest & Lake Constance
November 2007 to mid-January 2008
|Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia|
- Travel by rented motorhome from Andean Roads with mountain bikes in tow
- Counterclockwise loop starting and ending in Buenos Aires, circling a good portion of the Argentine and Chilean Andes with a small side-trip to Bolivia
mid-February 2008 through May 2008
|Andaman Sea and Southeast Asia|
- Plunk down in Phuket, Thailand for a week to get the kids scuba-trained
- Two-month "bareboat" charter of Cyrene, a terrific catamaran that we
rented for a short trip once before
- Sail around Thailand's Similan and Surin Islands, Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago, and an out and back to India's Andaman Islands
- Land travel in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
July 2008 to mid-August 2008
Alex and Jennifer