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November 3, 2015

TOP 7 BOOKS I READ DURING THE RTW TRIP

 

One of my favorite things to do while on the road around the world was having nice stretches of time to read. I am a slow reader, with a broad taste in storytelling - I look not only for a good story, but also for writing style, interesting characters, and insightful subtext. And I don't usually like non-fiction; I have a very active imagination and I feed it with other people's ideations as much as possible. That said, I still managed to read about 25 fiction books, amidst all the video shooting, editing, planning, cooking, and sight seeing. Thanks to my favorite gadget, a used nook e-reader with paper white technology. It was hard to pick just 7 books out...

It’s hard to believe that our six months south of the equator are now behind us. Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa: each country offered experiences we’d been looking forward to, experiences we couldn’t have imagined, and truth-be-told, some that we hope not to go through again.  We compiled this by-the-numbers list to reflect on the journey thus far.

 

ONE

Number of times we had to change our plane tickets. We had to cancel Dubai at the very last minute (see TWO), and re-booked all the way to Athens. A costly mistake, but luckily a lone AirTreks employee was working late and he was able to solve the problem within an hour.

 

TWO

Visa snafus. Our friends Chris and Krissy had been planning to...

September 20, 2014

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 have a small crew to help, particularly with audio - in my opinion, the most beastly of all tasks - but I certainly don't have that luxury. I decided to focus on the content, let the images and situations unravel naturally, instead...

September 5, 2014

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 me is really tough, because I have a very limited amount of space in my backpack for a year's worth of clothing. It's also difficult because I really like clothes; I love wearing stuff that makes me feel good about myself, and I...

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