My journey has come to a close. What started as a challenge and a celebration of my 35 years here, Iâ€™d always wanted to do a trip completely around the world. 161 Days, 23 weeks, 3,864 hours covering 35,000 miles to places in Asia, Middle East, Balkans, and the north of Africa, I accomplished what I set out to do. Iâ€™m extremely proud of myself, my planning, and my courage to go on this journey, and I am coming home with a renewed sense of self and appreciation for my life. I have been extremely lucky on this trip with health, safety, and overall, have little negative experiences in all that Iâ€™ve seen and done.
A few fun stats from the trip:
Countries Visited: 17
Miles Traveled: Over 35,000 miles not including camelback, horseback, elephantback, swimming distances, sandboard distances, swimming distances, but including bullet trains, local trains, buses, share taxis, vans, and private cars.
Items Lost along the way:
Japan: Bigger vacuum bag with 1 pair of underwear and 1 shirt
Laos: Pair of shoes left at the waterfalls
Morocco: Hat, Lame sunglasses (on purpose)
China â€“ Upset Stomach
Laos â€“ food poisoning
Portugal â€“ Sinus Infection
Morocco â€“ Upset Stomach
Items Stolen: 0
It was an incredible trip. Thanks to everyone who participated simply by liking a picture or a commentary of something I was experiencing. It made my connection to home feel alive.