Welcome to our travel blog


At the sand dunes, Tottori, Japan


Katie and I are just about ready to embark on our round-the-world adventure, but inevitably we’re faced with the problem of how best to keep in touch with our friends and family back in the States. When we were living in Japan, we could easily call home using Skype or even our land line, but that had its own set of problems: you don’t really want to have to call more than a couple of people each week. We would talk to our parents only, and pass on to them the burden of keeping our extended families up-to-date on our goings on. Partially because we’re stepping out into the unknown (where things like cheap telephone service and Skype may be hard to come by) and partially because we want everyone to be able to share in this journey with us, we decided to start a blog.

How to use this blog

Here are a few tips for you, our readers, to get the most out of this blog:

  • Subscribe. Please click on the “RSS” button to get updates sent directly to your RSS reader or e-mail. That way, you won’t have to keep checking the site to see if we’ve updated.
  • Comment. We’d like to hear from you! Please use the comment box located at the bottom of each post to let us know what you think.
  • Tell your friends. Can’t remember what we’ve been up to our what country we’re currently in when talking to your friends and coworkers? Send them here!

What’s next

We can’t promise we’ll update as much as professional bloggers do (at least several times a week), but we’ll definitely try to update as much as we can. We’re not taking a laptop on the road, so we’ll be forced to use computers in internet cafes, public libraries, hostels, the homes of people we meet, etc. So our updating schedule may be, in a word, “spotty”. Just please bear with us, check back every now and again, subscribe, and let us know that you’re reading! Knowing that there are people out there who want to hear about our journey will encourage us to update and provide you with quality content.

Thanks for stopping by!


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