Next summer, 2016, we’re embarking upon an adventure around the world. Yes, we are circumnavigating the Northern Hemisphere. We plan to stop in:

  1. San Francisco to see family and friends
  2. Busan, South Korea to see Nathan’s sister Annie and her husband, Dan, and their kids, whom we haven’t seen since they moved there near the end of 2012
  3. Finland, where the Bridges Math Art conference is this summer
  4. Iceland, on our way back home aboard Iceland Air, where you can stopover no charge for up to a week. From Iceland, we’ll fly back home to Orlando and will have traveled over 17,700 miles through the air and spent nearly 2 months away from home.

We will be doing a few projects on the road/plane and invite you to follow along via our blog (this one)!

Here’s where we’d love to hear from you: our itinerary isn’t fully set yet. Where have you been along our travel route (very loosely speaking) that you’d suggest visiting? Or do you have a connection that could host us or show off their city/village/mountain? Some additional places we’ve thought of going to include: Nepal to work on a Habitat for Humanity project, and Russia to travel the Trans Siberian Railway for a bit. We’ve spent a lot of time in mainland Europe, but none in Scandinavia and very little in Asia.

3 Replies to “Circumnavacation”

  1. Sounds like so much fun! Can’t wait to see your updates! Of course, I suggest you come visit us in Oaxaca, but you’ve probably already been to other parts of Mexico. Another suggestion would be Turkey – I think maybe you’ve been there but can’t remember. If not, Jeremy and I can make a lot of recommendations about what to see there! 🙂

  2. I’m guessing there is a stop in Alaska. You should definitely take time there. You can stay at my Mom’s house and use it for a base for adventures. Let me know and I can give you a LOT of suggestions.

    I’ve not been to Korea or Finland, but in Iceland there are three things I’d suggest. One is going out to this cliff place where everyone on the island would gather to hear their leader speak before amplification. Sorry don’t remember the name, but it has cool natural amplification. Another is going out to the hot springs to bath . . . but along the way North of Reykevek (sp?) you can stop and walk on the moss covered lava and find little natural “conversation pits” all cushioned with moss. And then father North there is a stone with a hole in it where a geyser erupts. When I was there my host brought dish soap and poured a bunch in to make it erupt for us. Even then (1980s) I found it a little ecologically disturbing, but fun never-the-less. And of course the waterfront is very charming.

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