Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Paris marked the last joint-destination on our around-the-world-trip.
*25 countries and 50 cities
*60+ local beers and numerous bottles of wine
*4 pairs of flip flops (mind you, Roger’s lasted the entire trip though they will most likely become “lost” when he’s not watching)
*1 Hawaiian shirt worn only once. You can’t take Hawaii out of the boy, but the shirt seemed a bit out of place in a few Eastern European countries
*1 beard which now officially has its own zip code
Google maps offline (absolutely crucial without steady wifi)
Evernote (to track hotels, trains, planes, details, you name it)
Mini power strip
Travel humidor (why not?)
Katie heads back to San Francisco (after stops in Iowa and Los Angeles) to launch her new must-have-travel-clothing article online at www.secretsweater.com on September 1, which she successfully wear-tested during the entire trip. Roger will motorcycle to and from Alaska during the next three weeks, where the beard may come in handy to both keep him warm and ward off bears.
For those interested in following Roger’s journey (starting 15-Aug), stay subscribed as timing is too tight for him to start another blog. Otherwise, thank you for reading along! What a wonderful adventure it has been. Cheers and bon voyage!