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While planning an itinerary for a trip around the world sounds like fun (and it is), planning 12 months of travel can be a bit tricky. Since we packed all of our clothes and belongings for the year into just two backpacks, we had to strategically pick our destinations  and when we’d go to each. As many others have done before us, we decided to follow the warm weather. From May of 2013 to May of 2014, here is our planned itinerary (subject to change):


May 2013

  • Spain (Barcelona, Seville, Ronda and Granada)
  • Italy (Pisa, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Florence and Siena)


June 2013

  • Italy (Positano and Rome)
  • Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Lalibela, Gonder and Simien Mountains)
  • South Africa (Cape Town)


July 2013

  • South Africa (Garden Route and Stellenbosch)
  • Zambia (Victoria Falls)
  • Botswana and Namibia (all over the place on safari)


August 2013

  • Czech Republic (Prague and Cesky Krumlov)
  • Croatia (Split and Dubrovnik)
  • Austria (Vienna)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • Turkey (Istanbul)


September 2013

  • Turkey (Istanbul)
  • Greece (Thessaloniki, Meteora, Santorini, Mykonos and Athens)
  • Nepal (Kathmandu and Annapurna Circuit Trek)


October 2013

  • Nepal (Kathmandu and Annapurna Circuit Trek)
  • India (Delhi, Agra, Udaipur and Jodhpur)
  • Laos (Vientiane)


November 2013

  • Laos (Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw, Sam Neua)
  • Vietnam (Hanoi)


December 2013

  • Vietnam (Halong Bay, Hoi An, Dalat, Saigon, Phu Quoc Island)
  • Cambodia (Kampot/Kep, Phnom Penh)


January 2014

  • Cambodia (Kompong Cham, Siem Reap/Angkor Wat)
  • Thailand (Koh Samet, Chang Mai, Mae Salong, Pai, Bangkok)


February 2014

  • Thailand (Koh Lanta, Railay, Krabi))
  • New Zealand (North & South Island)


March 2014

  • New Zealand (South Island)
  • Chile (Santiago, Valparaiso)
  • Argentina (Mendoza, Buenos Aires)
  • Uruguay (Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo)


April 2014

  • Peru (Lima)
  • Colombia (Medellin, Cartagena)


May 2014

  • Return to Chicago

What do you think?

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Yo Bauer my man! How’s it going over there. Just saw this… loving it. Well done you guys. When you go to NZ, make sure you let me know. I will give you the best itinerary ever. Know that country like the back of my hand. Rip it up bro, yyyeww

Tim Herbst

September 8, 2013

Really random, but came across your blog through facebook- we got married in April and left Denver May 1st for a similar trip. We are in Turkey now, and will be spending the fall in SE Asia. Check out our blog, would love to connect along the way if we find ourselves in the same place!


August 30, 2013

Your itinerary seems to be missing whidbey island…ahem! You guys are too cool.
Loved the Italy pics – fond memories.

wood fam

July 3, 2013

Looks great! We will be traveling Europe in September for 17 Days and this makes me jealous!

Tom Hales

July 2, 2013