The Ultimate To-Do List Before Leaving on a Round-the-World Trip

The Ultimate To-Do List Before Leaving on a Round-the-World Trip

In keeping with the theme of my last post, in which I broke down exactly what you need to bring on your round-the-world trip, I now bring you our complete list of everything (okay, almost everything) you need to do in order to get ready to go. Lists like these do seem to abound on […]

The Ultimate Packing List for a Round-the-World Trip

When we were getting ready to take off on our Big Adventure, one of the things we agonized about the most was how on earth to pack for a yearlong trip. This task was especially daunting to me, as until that point, my bags had almost invariably gotten the “Heavy” tag added to them every […]

Easter Island Is Cursed!

Easter Island Is Cursed!

Traveling to distant countries can occasionally lead to a few minor injuries: a toe stubbed on a rock, a sprained ankle, or a bit of food poisoning. Easter Island, however, smacked us around like rag dolls. On our second day, I agreed to go horseback riding with Robin, and the outing turned into a 4-hour […]

Vaccination Junction

Vaccination Junction

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Preparations, Vaccinations/Medical | No Comments

Today we made a visit to Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland hospital for a couple of jabs in the arm: A somewhat painful yellow fever vaccine, followed by a somewhat less painful meningitis vaccine. Lovely. Last summer’s trip to Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa ensured that we’d already received our typhoid, hepatitis A, TDAP, and polio vaccines/boosters, […]