This May, our family is embarking on an Around-the-world adventure

Under the encouragement of our daughters, a trip that began as a month-long trip to Australia has evolved into a year long, family trip around the world adventure. Departing in May of 2019, our goal is to visit all seven continents prior to returning home sometime in the spring of 2020.

Planning our expedition has been a fun project. So many decisions to make, it’s similar to building a house. Where to go, how to get there, where to stay, how much to budget, what to bring/how to pack, schooling, travel insurance, how to stay connected & productive with our work, how best to share the story of our adventure, and how to taking care of our Florida home.  

We realize that as much as we plan, there will be situations arise that we won’t have considered before hand, but that’s all part of the adventure and experience. 

Read more details through our recent posts:

Our traveling family

and our initial thoughts about the trip…

Just so everyone knows, the trip was my idea! I’m most excited to explore the world. I’m a little sad to leave my teachers, friends, grandparents, dog & principal.  The trip though, will definitely be worth it, and I’ll see them all when we return.

Angela Pierson VI

Trip Visionary

I’m looking forward to stopping at Flathead Lake Lodge when we return to the states next year. I’m most afraid to leave my dog Luna behind for a year.

Emily Pierson

Social Director &

Animal Lover

I am most excited for the family memories during our year traveling together. As far as destinations, I am pumped to see Scotland, I am a Wallace…and specifically Gleneagles. I am also excited about our Big Five Tours custom experience of Colombia! What concerns me the most is how hard it will be to adjust back to our normal lives when we return home, or will we want to just keep traveling?

Angela Pierson V

Head Teacher, Principal, &

Medical Staff

Of course above all, I’m excited that our family can share an amazing adventure together. I’m also looking forward to the feeling of the open road ahead once again. The stops  I’m most excited for are Kenya for our custom Micato Safari and our visit to Antarctica. As we embark, the two things that concern me equally are how we will all reacclimate to normal life when we return and how many battles will we have over packing – we really don’t need that much… 

Eric Pierson

Photographer,

Family Chef,

& Pack Mule

Our Itinerary

Seven continents, Twelve Months, Twenty-One Countries and counting...

The highlights of our itinerary and touring as currently planned are below.
As we visit each destination, each of the photos below will link to our families’ posts so that we can share our travel experiences from each of our perspective with you. 

Hawaii

May 1-5, 2019

We will begin our adventure visiting some old friends in their new paradise, Kauai, Hawaii

Australia

May 7-31, 2019

We are very excited to experience several tours throughout Australia with Southern World Vacations

New Zealand

June 1-30, 2019

Southern World Vacations, our Premier Preferred Partner for Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, will also be helping us coordinate some tours in New Zealand

Vietnam & Singapore

July 1-17, 2019

We’ll tour Vietnam under the guidance of EXO, and then spend a few days in the city of Singapore.

London, Ireland & Scotland

July 17-August 7, 2019

Our time in the UK will begin with a Sincerely Paul tour around London. From England, we’re on to Scotland which will include a two night stay at Gleneagles. 

Switzerland

August 8 - September 8, 2019

In 2018, Eric & Angela both had an opportunity to spend a week in Switzerland at different times. We both had such an amazing experience, we had to return for a longer stay, this time together with the whole family.

Croatia & Slovenia

September 8-30, 2019

Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj, Ljubjana & Zagreb are all on the wishlist as we make our way through Croatia & Slovenia in September.

Spain

October 1-26, 2019

Looking forward to returning to Southern Spain and Andalucia as the fall sets in.  

Portugal

October 26 - November 6, 2019

Our last European stop before we head down to Africa. In Portugal, we’ll visit Porto, the Douro River Valley, Sintra, and if all goes well a short visit to Lagos.

Kenya

November 7 - 18, 2019

In Kenya we’ll experience a Family Safari with our Premier Preferred Partner, Micato Safaris.

Antarctica

November 20 -

We are working on the details to finalize a trip to visit our Seventh & final continent!

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South America

December 2020

Outside of some time in Columbia touring with Big Five, we are still fine tuning our agenda for South America. As we update our plans, we’ll update the agenda below.

Argentina

December 2019

Details coming soon… 

Chile

January, 2020

Details coming soon… 

Uruguay

February 2020

Details coming soon… 

Columbia

February 2020

In Columbia, we’ll have an opportunity to explore under the guidance of Big Five Tours & Expeditions

Peru

March, 2020

Details coming soon… 

Costa Rica

March/April 2020

Details coming soon… 

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Mexico

April 2020

Details coming soon… 

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Return to US

April/May 2020

Upon returning home, we’ll visit family & friends out west as we make our way back to Florida. If all goes well, Em will get her wish and we’ll have a chance to stop and visit our Montana friends and Flathead Lake Lodge… 

Interested in joining us in any of our destinations?

Let us know which destination you are interested in and we can do our best to put together a small group tour.
We currently have a small group organized with space available to join us on a custom Micato Safari through Kenya in November.

As happy as we are to share our experience digitally, we’d really love to share as many experiences as possible with friends. 

Departure is approaching

Ready or not, May 1st, we are heading to the airport for the first flight

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