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We started this blog for our family and friends to follow alongside  us on our journey, but for those who've stumbled across this page... Hello!                                                       


We're Graham and Jane and our story goes something like this:

We met in NYC and quickly fell in love with each other, but simultaneously fell out of love with our respective careers. For so many reasons and at the same time for no reason at all, asking ourselves "why not?", we decided to take off for 18 months to explore this beautiful world and the people who live in it.

Thanks for moving along with us on this journey, through what is planned and all the unplanned that is sure to come.  Welcome to our great affair!

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Monthly Summary - August 2018

September 9, 2018


The end of August had a few challenges.  We blew a tire on the way to Sarajevo and had to skip Sarajevo as we waited for a replacement in Montenegro.  Our plans to travel to the south of France for a week fell through and we changed our flight to return home a few days early.  We will be in North America for September traveling between Virginia, NYC, St. Louis, Calgary and Edmonton.  It's great catching up with friends and family. 


We traveled by:


Air - 3840 miles - 7,779 miles or 12,519 km total for the trip

Boat - 31 miles - 4,373 miles or 7,038 km total for the trip

Car - 2,676 miles - 6,572 miles or 10,576 km total for the trip

Walking - 122 miles - 460 miles or 740 km total for the trip


Countries visited: 6 - Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, France, United States - 15 total for the trip (Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia,  England, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland, United States)


Beds slept in: 13 - 37 total for the trip



Spring rolls consumed by Graham: 5 - 15 total for the trip


Ice cream cones consumed by Jane: 18 - 57 total for the trip   

(These were special requests for the blog)






From August 1 - August 31, we spent: $7,681 USD vs a budget of $6,610 - $27,391 total for the trip vs a budget of $26,326


This month our budget was $6,610 and we were over budget by $1,071. 


We were over-budget on:


- Tolls (Lots of driving and lots of tolls)

- Transportation (This was mainly from a $600 fee to change our flights). 














































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