About HoneyTrek

Mike & Anne HowardWe’re Mike and Anne Howard, two Americans that realized life is short, the world is big, and the value of travel too great to wait another day. So when it came time for our honeymoon, we decided to quit our jobs and embark on a trip around the world. We left on January 22, 2012 and have been traveling ever since…on what’s become “The World’s Longest Honeymoon.” Using Anne’s background as a magazine editor and Mike’s as a digital media strategist and photographer, we started HoneyTrek to share our journey and inspire more people to follow their travel dreams.

Travel Style & Route: 7 continents, 50 countries, and 456 regions

HoneyTrek countries
We love nature, adventure, remote villages, the occasional luxury, and flying by the seat of our pants. We like to have a loose itinerary and leave lots of wiggle room for on-the-ground recommendations and exciting opportunities that arise. That said, some things are worth a little extra planning…volunteer teaching in a tribal village, reviewing an eco-lodge for Honeymoons.com, house-sitting for five-weeks in Mexico…times when it gives a truly immersive or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check out our adventures and travel tips for each country we’ve visited:

South America: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya
Asia: Nepal, China, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
Europe: Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England, France, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, and Croatia
North America: Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba, Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Canada, USA, Mexico
Antarctica: South Shetlands, The 7th Continent, Drake Passage

Press

HoneyTrek in the PressSometimes other people say it better. Check out our HoneyTrek features and interviews on Condé Nast Traveler, CBS, The Daily Mail, The Los Angeles Times, and other international media outlets in our Press section.

Come along for the ride!

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Want to do your own HoneyTrek?

We’ve taken everything we’ve learned from 4.5 years on the road and started HoneyTrek Trip Coach: One-on-one workshops for gap years, career breaks, extended honeymoons, and any trip longer than a couple weeks. We want to help more people take this life-changing leap, immerse themselves in other cultures, and have epic adventures. If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the world’s wonders, check out HoneyTrek.com/TripCoach for more info.

Work with HoneyTrek

Find out how your brand can leverage “The World’s Longest Honeymooners,” their targeted audience of in-market travelers, and decades of editorial and digital marketing experience. Read our “Work with Us” section.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you!
General Questions: [email protected]
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Trip Coach Inquiries: [email protected]
Trip Coach Hotline: (888) 852-9383

102 thoughts on “About HoneyTrek

    • November 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm
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      Thanks so much Nessie, we are so glad to have you along for the journey 🙂

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  • December 18, 2011 at 11:38 am
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    This is a great travel philosophy, I’m sure you’ll get the most of the places you visit with the above as your guiding principle.

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    • December 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm
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      Thanks for the love Sam. We try to keep an open mind, and always be on the look out for ways we can help others. All while seeing ridiculous sites and eating some tasty grub 🙂

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    • December 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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      Thanks for the love Sam. We try to keep an open mind, and always be on the look out for ways we can help others. All while seeing ridiculous sites and eating some tasty grub 

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  • January 8, 2012 at 8:14 am
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    I love the idea for your trip!  Congratulations on getting married and good luck on your journey!

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  • January 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm
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    I love what you’re doing here. Enjoy the ride! This journey will go down in your history books as the best decision ever. “Time will enrich your lives shared together”

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  • May 13, 2012 at 11:53 am
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    Just got back home.  Tal and I really enjoyed getting to know you guys over the 4 day trek to Machu Picchu.  Looking forward to seeing some of your pics. BTW, I am starting a Prehistoric Bocce Ball League here in Florida and would love if you could come down to throw the ceremonial first rock of the season 🙂  Wish you guys the best and thanks for hanging out with us. It greatly enriched our experience.

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    • September 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm
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      wow, must have missed this when you posted first, sorry about that Eddie. Yeah we had a blast with you and Tal as well. What a great trek. Pics are live, have a look –
      http://honeytrek.com/trekking-to-machu-picchu/ – Regarding that PBBLeague, i would love to come down and throw the commemorative stone….just watch those guys can get a serious roll and take out a shin bone! ps. We would love if you and Tal would each leave a comment on the MP post 🙂

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  • September 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm
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    Enjoyed your article on Death Road. Had watched a TV travel program on it a couple of years ago when busses were the travel vehicle. Glad to see it transformed to a bike path. I love articles about bike travel. Have you seen Tim and Cindi Travis’s book on biking through S. America?

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    • September 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm
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      Jim, thanks so much for leaving a comment, did you hear about us through Anne’s article on the Death Road on Huffington Post? If so, you should check out our post here (
      http://honeytrek.com/la-paz-via-the-death-road/ ), the images and text line up much better than the HP version. We haven’t seen Tim & Cindi’s book, do you know if they have a blog we could check out? Sounds fantastic biking through SA!

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      • September 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm
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        Mike

        Thanks for your reply. Yes it was the Huff Post article. Here’s a link to Tim and Cindie Travis’s website. http://www.downtheroad.org/

        Their book Down the Road about their biking in SA including Bolivia I think you’d enjoy. Their goal is to keep traveling like this around the World. Sounds like you are doing something similar.

        Enjoyed your Brazilian travel photos and discussion. I was in the Peace Corps in Brazil and am married to a Brazilian who loves Carnaval. We were in the Amazon region in March 09 and your photos reminded me of our piranha fishing.

        I’m curious if you had any problems with being robber or attacked. The Brazilian news is full of assaults.

        The Brazilian news had a report of a British couple who cycled circumnavigating SA starting and ending in Rio. Here’s a Utube link about their trip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob09C6bgzO8

        Jim

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        • September 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm
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          wow, travelling India by bike is also ambitious! he is on quite the adventure! and that youtube video about cycling before the olympics was pretty cool too. thanks so much for sharing the links and coming back to leave a second comment, you rock!

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  • October 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm
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    Hey Mike and Ann,
    I’m on a round the world trip of my own and have recently met 2 people in 2 different places who know you. Can’t remember the names of the group I met at the Movenpick in Jordan, but they were Americans in Jordan for a big wedding. Sitting next to Erik Leo right now in Tel Aviv, who mentioned your blog too. Small world, eh? Would also love to chat offline as have a few “technical” questions about your blog. Mine’s at roundtheworldwithdeb.com. Looking forward to reading the chapters on the spots I’m headed to soon 🙂

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  • December 24, 2012 at 9:19 am
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    Hi Anne and Mike
    We’ll miss you on Xmas Eve.Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!!!!
    Nan Omer and Kerem

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    • December 24, 2012 at 11:20 am
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      thanks Nan, for the well wishes, holiday cheer, and for taking the time to leave us a comment….its great to know family and friends are so close, even when they are physically 8,751 miles away.

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    • December 30, 2012 at 6:56 am
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      Bilge family! So happy see you are with us on our adventures; thanks so much for following along! Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you too!

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  • December 30, 2012 at 5:40 am
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    A Very, Very happy New year with many, many more adventures, lots fun and love. .
    Missed you enormously at Xmas.
    I always enjoy reading your adventures and in many ways, feel like I am traveling with you.

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  • December 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm
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    debbie, i tried to hit your site, but it was “overloaded”. with regards to those two people that is so cool. do you remember anything about the people you met in Jordan, were they from the states? yeah Erik Leo is a good buddy of mine from Carnegie Mellon.

    with regards to your blog shoot me any questions you have, and i will do my best to answer them [email protected] – looking forward to sharing our travels and reading yours as well 🙂

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    • January 31, 2013 at 8:25 pm
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      Haha! Such a crazy small world indeed. The comment above totally jogged my memory. Mike, we met Deb on the patio overlooking the Dead Sea in Jordan. She mentioned she was traveling around the world on her own, and that’s when I plugged honeytrek.com 🙂

      Helen, myself and our new crew of American, Canadian and Irish friends were all touring around Jordan for the wedding of one of my brother’s Lehigh buddies.

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      • February 1, 2013 at 2:49 am
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        Wow Bernie, seriously it is a small world…and how the heck did you come across this random comment on our About Us page? I was thinking there was a snowballs chance in hell of finding out who are my “American Friends in Jordan”. How was Jordan? We were thinking about adding that on to the end of the HoneyTrek 🙂

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        • February 16, 2013 at 5:30 am
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          Yeah…pure luck I came across the random comment on the About Us page 🙂

          Jordan was awesome! We loved it. I would recommend checking out the following: Petra, Aqaba, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, and of course Amman City. If you are interested in seeing Roman Ruins, Jerash is very interesting too!

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  • January 16, 2013 at 9:12 am
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    Hey guys, nice meeting you this morning at the fish house! Safe travels, Pat and Ian

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    • January 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm
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      Pat & Ian…it was great meeting you guys as well….those fish were unreal right? and to think that we eat so much of that fish in north america, it really blew our mind (and continues to). are you guys still on the road? or back home now.

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  • January 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm
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    Your travel philosophy is so much like our own! We’re between tjourneys now, trying to replenish the bank account for the next extended trip and scheming for a way to stop having to stop traveling at all! Glad we came upon your site. Safe travels!

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    • January 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm
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      So cool…yeah it seems to be a solid philosophy (and one a bunch of other great travelers follow). so great to connect up with you guys….are we Facebook fans of you yet? what is your URL over there?

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  • March 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm
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    I’d love to chat with you guys to do an interview about you for my blog. Can you shoot me an email? [email protected]

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  • March 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm
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    hi guys! been enjoyng your blogs…have a proposition for you! is there a way to contact you in PM? Happy Travels 🙂

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  • October 9, 2013 at 11:58 am
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    Adorable! Can’t wait to share your story!!!

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  • May 3, 2014 at 7:22 am
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    Why you did not visit India ?

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      • May 15, 2014 at 10:15 am
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        Why didn’t you choose wonder land Sri Lanka????

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        • May 17, 2014 at 12:03 pm
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          we TOTALLY wanted to visit Sri Lanka Zinan, but we just didn’t have the time….are you from there? When we DO go there, which we WILL….where should we go?

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  • May 3, 2014 at 7:36 am
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    You guys are doing a wonderful job here as sharing these information….. I would suggest you to visit Incredible INDIA only once. It will be a unforgettable experience for you guys…. I hope you will visit soon…..

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  • May 3, 2014 at 6:51 pm
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    Hi friends, it was nice to read your notes..and I have one question that why did you avoid India??

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  • May 4, 2014 at 12:59 am
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    Hi Mike & Ann
    Its nice to read about your trip and challenges you took. Why don’t you visit India especialy Kerala.

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  • July 10, 2015 at 10:34 am
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    When are you going to take another “honeymoon”? 5th year anniversary coming up? 10th?

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    • July 22, 2015 at 10:49 pm
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      Life’s a honeymoon as we say…we are in Ecuador for the month and who knows where we’ll be in March for our 5th anniversary…that’s the exciting part!

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  • August 28, 2015 at 11:36 am
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    Hello! I’m so curious how you do this – no house, no student loans, no bills, no job? (Obviously, no kids or pets.) Do you have a post you can link to, so I can read more about how you were able to begin your journey?

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  • August 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm
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    Just came across your blog and I’ve been thinking about taking 2 years off traveling as well.
    How much do you estimate you have spent so far in the last 2 years traveling or how much do you think a single person would spend that long traveling around the world without relying on any other steady source of income?
    I want to have an idea if what I’ve saved so far may be enough.

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    • August 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm
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      Ken, that’s awesome that you are looking to travel for a couple years. Worth every moment and cent! With our budget of $37 per day, we are at around $13,000 per person per year (cheaper than staying at home watching Planet Earth ;). We found lots of ways to keep our budget low but still do all the amazing things we wanted. We’d be happy to talk travel hacking and creative saving with you…Feel free to give us a call this week (888) 852-9383.

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  • October 8, 2015 at 7:15 pm
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    hello Mike and Anne, this is Rick and Sherry we stopped and helped you out on the hill at arcdia park just checked out your honey trek and think its great. good luck!!!

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    • October 12, 2015 at 10:27 am
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      You guys are the best! We would have had that van on a tow truck if it wasn’t for you! Thanks for checking out HoneyTrek too, hope you enjoy the adventures!

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  • July 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm
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    Wow! I am only 14 and I have a lot of years ahead of me but this is exactly what I want to do with my life. You guys are incredible! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  • July 27, 2016 at 12:27 am
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    As you do this, be very aware of your extreme privilege as young, white Americans with financial resources. The people in a lot of the places you’re visiting may lack access to clean water, electricity, food, or live in fear of terrifying violence everyday. Instead of going on an extended vacation, maybe you could use your time in these places to work with local or international aid agencies. Maybe, since you have the time, you could stay and make a difference where it’s really needed.

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    • September 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm
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      Sarah, the White Guilt thing is a tired old act. Why don’t YOU go and do it? Typical preachy Millenial.

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  • July 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    You guys are total badasses. Enjoy life and each other and ignore the people on this thread who want you to feel guilty about your travels. Thank you for opening up and sharing your experience with the world. Keep rocking out while you discover this beautiful planet!

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  • August 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm
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    I really like what you guys have done…your journey is so amazing!

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  • September 4, 2016 at 10:55 am
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    Dood, what’s with wearing that goofy hat all the time? Indoors… outdoors… in the shower?? The Indoor Ballcap is the 21st century toupee, I guess. Let that chrome dome shine, brotha!

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  • October 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    Hey Mike and Anne, interesting, but I came across you two from a Dell/Microsoft commercial while watching the season premier of “The Blacklist.” I Googled you guys because my wife and I want to start traveling next year as our kids are grown and your site looked interesting on TV. I came here and your site is INCREDIBLE!! It’s the type of traveling we want to do, the non-touristy stuff. We had been planning to rent a little apartment for a month next summer off the southern coast of Portugal and just play it by ear, but looking at all the locations you two have been to, I think we may have to rethink our travel plans as we explore your site. Great Job and thanks for sharing! We signed up for your newsletter too.

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  • October 6, 2016 at 3:27 pm
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    Hi Mike,
    I had a suggestion. If you travel to India, please do visit Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. It is a beautiful place. Not many people know about this city. Also there are many parks in central Bangalore. There is also a castle. Please do visit Bangalore. Thanks!

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  • October 20, 2016 at 5:57 pm
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    I just found your site and was intrigued. I’m reading a lot of similar sites where people seem to spend their whole lives travelling, but I’ve no idea how people are funding this. OK so it might be cheaper to live in some countries abroad than at home, but still , you have to eat, travel, stay somewhere. I was hoping to find out more here on your about page, but it says you gave up your jobs – so where is your money coming from?
    I’d love to learn more about the financial side of your exploration and adventures, how much money you started with, what your typical expenses are, and where you get the money to keep on travelling. Thank you and keep exploring.

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    Something unique and adorable…so when u r coming India.

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  • December 18, 2016 at 10:29 pm
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    Dear Anne & Mike God bless u . I read about u’r tour in news paper & feel very glad u’r enjoying life when will u visit india i am eagarly waiting to meet u. Thank u dear

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  • December 22, 2016 at 5:59 am
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    hi…i just go through your website and found that, its really nice….congratulations…i have only one question for you…why don’t you choose INDIA in your asia visit. you really missed one of the most beautiful place in the world…

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