Trip Itinerary

  • July 1, 2011 – Mike and Sarah start road trip to Chicago visiting friends and family in Montana, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.
  • July 19, 2011 – First destination is Iceland.  Mike and Sarah hope to explore the country and do some trekking
  • July 30, 2011 – Arrive in London for a short 2 day stopover
  • August 2, 2011 – Arrive in Italy for our “Two Week Honeymoon.”  We hope to explore Rome, Florence, and ride bikes through Tuscany while wine tasting!
  • August  17, 2011 – Turkey where we will be enjoying some beach time and exploring different cities.
  • September 8, 2011 – Tanzania where we will attempt to climb Kili, go on a Safari and relax at Zanzibar.
  • September 30, 2011 – Cape Town, South Africa for beach time, wine country and maybe some climbing…
  • October 22, 2011 – We will fly into India three weeks of travel to make our way overland to Nepal.  We plan to trek the Annapurna circuit and whatever other adventures sound interesting.  Including washing an elephant!
  • December 11, 2011 – Thailand where we will climb, relax and explore.  Plus eat yummy food! 
  • January 8, 2012 – Cambodia.  We plan to work overland to see Angor Wats.
  • January 15, 2012 – Vietnam.  We will work our way north from Ho Chi Mi city to Hanoi.  We will also be here to celebrate Chinese New Year!  Crazy times…
  • January 31, 2012 – Australia.  Plan to rent a car and drive from North to South on the Eastern coast.
  • February 27, 2012 – New Zealand.  We will tour the south island first and then work our way north.  Hopefully some hiking and enjoying the good wine in our campervan.
  • March 25, 2012 – Los Angeles bound well for a night.  It was way cheaper to fly here and then South Amerrica – go figure!
  • March 26, 2012 – Argentina.  If the weather is mild we will head to Patagonia first otherwise we will explore. 
  • April 22, 2012 – Chile
  • May 13, 2012 – Bolivia
  • June 10, 2012 – Peru
  • July 4, 2012 – Washington DC – Meeting Sarah’s Mom and Dad to explore the capital for a few days
  • July 7, 2012 – Outer Banks, NC.  Spend a week on the beach with Sarah’s extended family.
  • July 15 – July 31, 2012 – Road trip through Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
  • August 1 – Portland, Oregon – Home sweet home:)

8 Responses to Trip Itinerary

  1. Steve Heikkila says:

    According to my astute calculations, you are in Italy today. Waiting to hear about London…

  2. Ryan Morrison says:

    Halfway through your Italy tour, and everything sounds like it’s going great! Have fun!

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi Ryan! Yes, we are currently in Sienna, Italy! We were able to watch the preliminary race to the Palio tonight! It was amazing!! More to come, once we catch up on our journals and blogs. We really have enjoyed Italy and only have 3 more days before traveling to Turkey!

  4. Eric Mayhew says:

    Looks like things are going well! I love the pics and stories! Cant wait to hear of more adventures! Take care!

  5. Jim and Cheryl Frame says:

    MC and HNY to you vigorous and enviable world travelers. I sit in my Barcalounger while I read your blog every day and think, I could at no time in my life go and do and see what you have accomplished so far on this journey. I read a book about Annapurna years ago and know, again from a book, about K 2. And I’ve dreamed about seeing Iceland and Thailand and New Zealand. You have done or will do all that — and much more.
    Mike, we had dinner with your parents last week, and they expressed great pride and satisfaction that you are doing what you want/need to do.
    Best wishes and good luck. Keep those blog entries coming our way.

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks, Jim and Cheryl! We are certainly enjoying ourselves and, I think, learning a lot about ourselves as well. I am glad that you are enjoying the blog. Funny thing, though, there have been more than a few days where Sarah and I have coveted a Barcalounger ourselves! We picked up a copy of Annapurna from some other trekkers and read it while in Nepal; it was pretty amazing–no K2 tour for us, though. I’m not sure Pakistan is too keen on Americans right now. Anyway, good health to you guys and Happy Holidays.

  6. Tracy says:

    Any chance you’ll be hitting up the Mendoza area of Argentina while you are there? Fantastic Malbecs.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Tracy – We don’t have a plan at all yet for Argentina, but I think that it will go on the list of places to visit. We are enjoying trying all the wine around the world! Tomorrow, we are tasting in Hunter Valley, Australia which is the birthplace of Australian Shiraz. Yummy!

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