Category Archives: Thoughts

One year ago…

It dawned on us this morning that one year ago today–September 27, 2008–we set out from Portland International Airport for Fiji, the first international destination of our journey and kind of the official start to our travel. Our memories of … Continue reading

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Stop The Traffick

No, we did not forget to run the spell-checker. Traffick here refers to the transfer of “goods” across borders. In this case the “goods” we are thinking about are specifically young women and children. This morning we took part in … Continue reading

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Good Grief

Grief is not a feeling I anticipated experiencing as we re-entered, but it has found me. Just this past week as John and I have been making some decisions on future, possible job opportunities, it occurred to me that part … Continue reading

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Testimony (it’s a long one…)

By my definition, a testimony is the re-telling of a personal experience that could perhaps encourage another person, challenge them, or even affirm what they already know and believe. I debated about telling these stories on our blog as intentions … Continue reading

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Top Ten Photo’s

Most top tens go to ten, Spinal Tap’s amps go to eleven, but you don’t understand… ours goes to twelve. If you want to see a Flickr slideshow click here.    

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Opportunity

Although our current stint of international travel has come to a close, we have had the privilege of being in on some of  the excitement and planning for other travelers. Just over a week from when we returned to Oregon, … Continue reading

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‘Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free

After nearly nine months of having only the items that we could carry on our backs and in our hands, it has been quite a shift to re-enter a home that can hold up to 1100 square feet of stuff. … Continue reading

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Tip Top

It’s hard to summarize our journey into bullet pointed lists. There were very few, if any, truly bad experiences so as we think back through each country and each city, there is a highlight or fun memory from nearly every … Continue reading

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The Stats

As you can imagine, in 210 days of international travel, and 248 total days of travel, we have some pretty serious stats. Here’s a collection of numbers we have been keeping…   Regarding transportation, we took this number of the … Continue reading

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Authors

We have had people ask who is the voice behind the blog. Is it Erin? Is it John? The answer is both. We write all of our blogs together. Which might explain the confusion of some of the text. Usually … Continue reading

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