Mark and his Cotopaxi Pacaya jacket at Torres del Paine, Chile.

THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL PACKING LIST

Outfitting oneself for a round-the-world trip can be rather daunting and expensive, as you guess what might be needed throughout a whole year of...
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THE CULTURE SHOCK OF OUR 27TH COUNTRY

“Reverse culture shock,” a complex we heard so much about while traveling this past year that we assumed it would be inevitable upon our return...
Britnee makes a break for it across Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO COME HOME

On my final flight I was struggling to stay awake after 24 hours in transit. I wouldn’t allow myself to fall asleep though — I was minutes away...
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BREATHTAKING TORRES DEL PAINE

The view from Mirador Las Torres is one of those that takes the breath away, like a welcomed punch in the gut as you crest the final rise — think...
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WELL FED IN FINLAND

We hadn't even reached the Russia-Finland border and I was already enjoying my first Karelian pie. Riding the train from Saint Petersburg to...
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OUR ROUND THE WORLD ROUTE

With a one-way ticket in hand, we left home in the United States and flew to Tokyo and beyond in May 2014. Our year-long global journey took us...