Round the World
How Do You Start Thinking about Being a Nomad?

How Do You Start Thinking about Being a Nomad?

How Do You Start Thinking about Being a Nomad? Let's define nomad, first, before we even get into how you might think you want to be a nomad. A nomad is a person who travels the world full time, does not have a full-time residence, lives out of a suitcase or backpack,...

How to Call Delta’s RTW Desk

How to Call Delta’s RTW Desk

How to Call Delta's RTW Desk Back in 2014, we did a round the world trip in 30 days. During our planning phase, I screwed up a lot, causing us to spend a bit more money and time than an expert. Here, I share my mistakes so that when you finally call Delta to book your...

Spending a Week in Moscow

Spending a Week in Moscow

How to Spend a Week in Moscow When on the phone with Delta booking our RTW (round the world) tickets, our only real snag came when booking Moscow. We had to stay for 8 days because we couldn't find seats to leave the city. Thus, we arrived for our week in Moscow...

How to Survive Bombs and Strikes in Athens

How to Survive Bombs and Strikes in Athens

Bombs and Strikes in Athens Noise. That's the first thing we noticed about Athens. Whether it was the groups of spring breakers, the couples on the plane, or the constant sound of protestors just a kilometer away, noise is the running theme. So we decided to get away...

3 Days in Athens off the Beaten Path

3 Days in Athens off the Beaten Path

Three Days in Athens off the Beaten Path (note: this blog was updated in 2019) Our First Day on the Beaten Path When visiting Athens, you should plan at least a week. We only had three days. We filled it with typical things to do on the first day, then a bomb and a...

What to Do with a 4-Hour Layover in Rome

What to Do with a 4-Hour Layover in Rome

4-Hour Layover in Rome (Note: This post was updated in 2019.) First, let's just say that the Rome (FCO) airport is simply stupid. The terminals are not connected nor are their systems either. We had to walk outside from terminal to terminal to determine which terminal...

Sleeping on a 747 in Stockholm But Not Flying

Sleeping on a 747 in Stockholm But Not Flying

Stay the Night in a 747 Despite the fact we will be traveling over 26000 miles by air on our RTW trip and sleeping a good portion of it on planes, we couldn't resist a night's stay in Jumbo Jet at the Stockholm airport. Located just off the Arlanda tarmac is a...

The World’s Most Beautiful Train Ride Norway in a Nutshell

The World’s Most Beautiful Train Ride Norway in a Nutshell

Getting from Oslo to Bergen Step by Step Guide (Note: this post was updated in 2019.) We wanted to get from Oslo to Bergen and see the fjords. For hours, I moved among several different Swedish and Nordic websites, trying to piece together a combined package of...

24 Hours Walking Oslo

24 Hours Walking Oslo

24 Hours Walking Oslo I liked Oslo much better than Stockholm. Both are capitols, but Oslo is much more manageable and quaint. It's older, too and doesn't seem to want to dominate the Scandinavian countries like Sweden does. Easily walkable, the entire downtown which...

24 Hours Walking Stockholm

24 Hours Walking Stockholm

A Day in Stockholm (Note: this post was updated 2019) After a great night's sleep and a hot shower, we headed out to our first adventure in the tunnelbana, Stockholm's metro. Good lord, the tickets were next to impossible to understand. But after some laughing and...

A Life of Gratitude

A Life of Gratitude

I Am Lucky On the way over across the Big Pond, I watched a movie called _About Time_. It was about a time traveler who learns the lesson of gratitude and appreciating the little moments in life. As I lay here in Ikea's show room floor, aka our Swedish AirBnB...