“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” — Harriet Tubman
Truer words have never been spoken—and that’s exactly how we began, with some wanderlust, a big dream, and a commitment to make it a reality. These two idiots decided to set out to see the world on a family gap year, with a couple of suitcases, a detailed itinerary, and our toddler!
Our final eight-and-a-half-month itinerary comprised of 31 countries, 39 plane rides, 15 train trips, 3 cruises, and almost a 100 destinations. And this blog outlines it all for you! Explore our site and then go and explore the world! We hope we bump into to you and your family on the road on your own family gap year!
Here is the incredible journey we took across the world.
|July 2017||US/Canada: Left Charlotte for Anchorage, Cruise from Alaska to Vancouver|
|August 2017||US/Canada: Vancouver, Seattle, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco|
Europe: Iceland, Barcelona
|September 2017||Europe: Barcelona, drive through Southern Spain (Tarragona, Cartagena, Malaga, Seville), Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona to Rome, Rome, Florence|
|October 2017||Europe: Venice, Croatia, Budapest|
Asia: Dubai, Beijing
|November 2017||Asia: Shanghai, Macau, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kyoto, Delhi, trip through Rajasthan, India|
|December 2017||Asia: Spend time w/ family in India, trip through Southern India (Kerela)|
|January 2018||Australia: Great Barrier Reef (Cairns)|
Asia: Singapore, Cruise through South East Asia, Bali, Dubai
|February 2018||Africa: Botswana for a safari, Victoria Falls, Cape Town|
South America: Buenos Aires, Patagonia (via El Calafate, Torres Del Paine), Iguazu Falls, Salta
|March 2018||South America: Mendoza Wine Region, Santiago, Lima, Guayaquil (Ecuador), Galapagos Islands, Panama City|
|April 2018||US: Austin, back home to Charlotte!|
Below is our journey visualized on Google Maps (best to view the map below on Desktop)!
To learn more about taking a family gap year see these articles below: