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From New Zealand

By SammyK on Mon, Dec 29th 08 at 08:55PM | Comments (6)
If you've been looking to lose a few pounds, I'd highly recommend traveling the world for some months. I've lost about 15 lbs on the Travel the... More...
By SammyK on Sat, Dec 27th 08 at 02:22PM | Comments (4)
Although we posted a video of our skydive - we never blogged about it! I told William that I definitely wanted to go skydiving while we were in New... More...
By SammyK on Wed, Dec 24th 08 at 02:45PM | Comments (6)
It's Christmas day here in New Zealand which means it's Christmas Eve in the States. Yeah, we're in the future here in NZ. I've been kind of bummed... More...
By SammyK on Sat, Dec 20th 08 at 02:25PM | Comments (5)
The two guys who set out to travel the world under $10,000 USD are not looking like they are going to make it all around the world on their current... More...
By SammyK on Wed, Dec 17th 08 at 02:23PM | Comments (1)
William and I passed through a town called Matamata here in New Zealand. It's got rolling hills of green covered with sheep. Matamata may be its... More...
By SammyK on Mon, Dec 15th 08 at 09:54PM | Comments (0)
New Zealand is awesome. But you already knew that I'm sure. I'm just confirming what you've already heard. No matter where you are in the country,... More...
By SammyK on Thu, Dec 11th 08 at 02:49PM | Comments (2)
Being away from home for Thanksgiving was sad. But thanks to technology, video chatting with the family during Thanksgiving dinner made me feel like... More...
By SammyK on Tue, Dec 9th 08 at 04:17PM | Comments (5)
Yes, we're still on a $15 a day budget. But we just bought a car. After asking the locals about the best method of transportation in New Zealand, we... More...
By SammyK on Sun, Dec 7th 08 at 02:36PM | Comments (3)
I know a lot of you have noticed it's been a while since our last video podcast update. No worries (as they say here in New Zealand), I've just been... More...
By SammyK on Tue, Dec 2nd 08 at 02:40PM | Comments (8)
With as much as I talk about West Coast Swing, I should probably post a video of what it looks like. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a video... More...
By SammyK on Sat, Nov 29th 08 at 05:58PM | Comments (4)
I can't tell you how excited I am right now. I just found out that West Coast Swing exists in New Zealand! This is the first country that we've been... More...
By SammyK on Wed, Nov 26th 08 at 12:06AM | Comments (11)
We've been to three countries so far and have not had trouble crossing any of the borders. Until today. New Zealand - also known as "Middle Earth"... More...

From Argentina

By SammyK on Fri, Nov 21st 08 at 10:52AM | Comments (6)
Milonga - that is the keyword to use when looking for a good way to learn Tango in Buenos Aires. Milongas are basically all-night Tango dance parties... More...
By SammyK on Wed, Nov 19th 08 at 08:26PM | Comments (10)
Now there's a title that will freak my dad out. I love it when I encounter something about a culture that absolutely takes me by surprise. The type... More...
By SammyK on Sun, Nov 16th 08 at 12:40PM | Comments (9)
I spent nearly this entire past week on a bus. I'm through with ridding busses for a little while. I started in Puerto Natales, Chile after our... More...

From Chile

By SammyK on Wed, Nov 12th 08 at 05:48AM | Comments (4)
I wrote this while we were staying in Puerto Montt with Roro. I forgot to post it to the site, but since Roro is showcased in the latest podcast... More...
By SammyK on Mon, Nov 10th 08 at 12:40PM | Comments (7)
After just 4 days in Torres del Paine which is in Patagonia in Chile, I am so glad I am now in a warm and cosy hostel. Torres del Paine is a... More...
By SammyK on Sat, Nov 1st 08 at 09:01AM | Comments (12)
Yesterday was Halloween. I certainly miss being with friends in the States. I'm sure there was a rocking awesome party at Ashlee's house. What did... More...
By SammyK on Fri, Oct 31st 08 at 06:09PM | Comments (5)
Today is the first major holiday that William and I are spending outside of the States on our one-year journey. And what are we doing to celebrate... More...
By SammyK on Tue, Oct 28th 08 at 11:44AM | Comments (2)
When we made our way from Santiago to Puerto Montt, we boarded a huge bus with Pullman Bus. These buses are amazing - double-deckers with seats that... More...
By SammyK on Thu, Oct 23rd 08 at 03:39PM | Comments (13)
Thanks to the Travel Savvy Mom for this blog idea. We have had several people email us asking us how we made our website, or how we did something in... More...
By SammyK on Mon, Oct 20th 08 at 04:13PM | Comments (4)
**Update - Oct 22. Since we had so much video footage, Episode #8 is not about our transition from Guatemala to Chile. That'll be Episode... More...
By SammyK on Sun, Oct 19th 08 at 02:06PM | Comments (2)
There are a few essential items that you must have with you when traveling the world. There are the obvious ones - food, water, a place to sleep. But... More...
By SammyK on Sat, Oct 18th 08 at 06:37PM | Comments (1)
We made it! We're in Santiago, Chile! Our contact came through and is providing us with an awesome home stay for the week that we're in Santiago. We... More...

From Guatemala

By SammyK on Thu, Oct 16th 08 at 07:42AM | Comments (5)
We're headed to our first new country of our year-long journey today. We've been in Guatemala for exactly a month now. It has been very good. And... More...
By SammyK on Tue, Oct 14th 08 at 04:35PM | Comments (5)
Our adventure to Semuc Champey which is close to Coban, Guatemala started on Friday afternoon in Antigua. We loaded into a mini-van and made the... More...
By SammyK on Mon, Oct 13th 08 at 05:56PM | Comments (4)
Sam is in bed with a bad cold and will be unable to finish the new vidcast for tonight.  It will be uploaded sometime tomorrow.  Sorry to... More...
By SammyK on Fri, Oct 10th 08 at 11:04AM | Comments (3)
I hate rain. No really. I hate it. It only took me about 30 days of constant rain for me to come to this realization. We happened to come to... More...
By SammyK on Thu, Oct 9th 08 at 10:02AM | Comments (3)
We're still trying to figure out how to do this whole "video podcast" thing. We learn something with each new video podcast. Something that William... More...
By SammyK on Wed, Oct 8th 08 at 09:13AM | Comments (1)
I found the guy! Dancing has been the single most influential aspect in my life over the past 3 years. It all started in 2005 when I came to Antigua... More...
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