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18 Months Living On the Road: A Recap of Our Travels By the Numbers

Updated: Jan 12


When we left the US in 2022, we had our first ten months of international travel planned. After that, we didn't know where we'd be going!

Well, here we are 18 months into our travels and we've literally gone around the world - from the East coast of the US to Europe to Africa to Asia to Australia/New Zealand to Fiji, winding up back on the West coast of the US. And it's not over yet! We'll be spending the holidays with family and friends but then we hit the road again in 2024 to ski for the winter in Whistler, BC and Kitzbühel, Austria, some time in Luxembourg and France, then on to Switzerland and Italy for the summer.


We can't wait to keep traveling in 2024, but here is a look back at the past 18 months of our life on the road by the numbers. (You can read about the first 4 months on the road, and the first year here...links to the destination blogs provided below!)


12,000

Capacity of the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the largest and most important arena for bullfighting in Spain (we visited but did not want to actually see a bullfight, which is too gruesome for us).


3,947

Miles travelled across Australia and New Zealand.


2,716.5 feet

Height of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world (we prefer to refer to it as the Whiz Khalifa), and we went all the way up to the top when we visited Dubai.


2,679

Number of seats in the Sydney Opera House, where we saw a concert by Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez.


800 Years Old

Age of the oldest pub we visited on our travels, Le Trappiste, in Bruges, Belgium, located deep inside an old medieval cellar. Read the blog.

660 lbs

The weight of a single sea lion we spotted on the beach on the Otago peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand.

425 kilometers The longest river in New Zealand, the Waikato River on the North Island, which we visited on our New Zealand road trip.


420

Calories in a Sacher Torte in Vienna - well worth the indulgence! Read the blog.


294

Nights in Airbnbs.


250 kilograms

The amount of grapes we stomped in the Duoro Valley, Portugal, the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.


200 Monkeys in Gibralter (3 sat on our shoulders).


160

Number of wilding conifers we removed from the side of Ben Lomond Mountain in Queensland, NZ, eradicating invasive trees impacting and killing native wildlife and plants.


102 °F

Hottest temperature of our summer travels, in Madrid, Spain.


99

Cities or towns stayed in during our travels.


45 minutes

The length of time we spent bubbling in a wooden tub with our own beer tap while taking a beer bath in yeast and hops at the Széchenyi Spa in Budapest, Hungary. Read the blog.


39

Airline flights successfully completed (3 missed connections, 1 cancelled flight).


32

Number of times one of us has turned to the other and asked in confusion: "Do you have any idea what day of the week it is," and/or "Do you know where we are?"


28

Countries visited.


19

Temples visited in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.


15 Meters

Depth reached on our SCUBA dive in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.


10 hrs 15 minutes

Hours on a plane, from Fiji to Los Angeles, our longest flight (second longest: 9 hrs 15 minutes from Dubai to Tokyo).


10 Miles

Longest hike during our travels, from Mount Fløyen to Mount Ulriken in Bergen, Norway. Read the blog.


9.63 Miles

Distance mistakenly biked from Bratislava, Slovakia to Hainburg an der Donau, Austria - in the wrong direction - because we each thought the other one knew where they were going. Read the blog.


8

Countries we drove on the "wrong" side of the road...and survived. (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Gibralter, New Zealand).


7

The number of songs from The Sound of Music we sang in the pouring rain while biking around Salzburg, Austria on a bicycle built for two. Read the blog.


6

Number of bottles of Port we shipped back to the US from Porto, Portugal.


5

Number of sandboarding runs we took in the desert outside Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


4

Number of continents visited, not including North America (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania).


3

Number of times we ordered reindeer for dinner in Stockholm, Sweden.


2nd

Place finish for the frog we entered into a charity frog race while in the Fiji Islands.


1

Number of times hauled into the police station (Coimbra, Portugal).


0 Days we've regretted setting off on our worldwide adventure.


Lots of miles behind us and so many more to go! We're looking forward to seeing what 2024's adventures bring! Happy new year and happy travels to all of you!


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