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“Hey, mister, how do we get to Route 5?!”

By Gretchen Richter de Medeiros Leaving Santiago was a challenge in several ways. First, we had to pick up the rental car. Luckily, Rodrigo, Heather and the kids had already scouted out the route to walk from our apartment to the rental car place and had driving directions back (lots of one-way streets and detours around parks and hills made this a not-as-simple-as-you’d-think task). As we were walking to pick it up, however, we realized that we didn’t have driving directions

"It's basically like hauling a 6 year-old on your back."

by Rodrigo DeMedeiros When I tell people that I am leaving for a full year with my family on this adventure and that I plan to shoot a documentary of the experience, after the initial "wow" reaction in regards to the "RTW/one-year off" itself, the next question I frequently get is "what kind of equipment do you need to do that on the road?" I am primarily a content producer, but it became clear that I needed to wear many hats to make this documentary work. Ideally I would hav

"Over-packing is the worst thing ever."

by Bella Richter de Medeiros With just under three weeks on the countdown to the departure date, I have to start thinking about what I'm going to take with me on this trip. Packing isn't easy, especially when you have to pack a year's worth of things. You learn how to prioritize, since over-packing is the worst thing ever. We definitely over-packed on our France/Italy trip this summer, and I'm not going to let that happen again. Clothes Choosing what clothes I'm taking with m