The HoneyTrek Begins

Gorgeous sunset on the beach

Introducing’s favorite newlyweds and newest bloggers, Anne and Mike Howard. Follow the couple as they take the ultimate honeymoon—a 500 day trip around the world!

At a fateful happy-hour two years ago, friends of ours told us they were taking a honeymoon around the world. Our jaws dropped to the floor then stuttered out, “What do you mean? Is that even possible?” They were just going to quit their jobs and go. The concept seemed unfathomable but yet affixed itself to our brains from that moment on.

Mike and my love for travel runs deep. With a mother who was a flight attendant all through her 20s and Mike’s parents who were known for their spontaneous ski trips to the Alps, we were taught traveling is an essential part of living. In our five years of dating, we’ve been to nine countries and have constantly been thinking, where to explore next? So when it came to picking a place for our honeymoon, we knew one exotic beach wasn’t going to satisfy this case of wanderlust.

So which place did we settle on? The world. As of January 22, 2012, Mike and I are celebrating our marriage with a 500-day honeymoon around the globe and are thrilled to be chronicling our adventure in our new blog on

The Honeymoon Itinerary
The plan is to go the places too far to visit while we have a job and too rugged to do when we’re old (I’m a 29 year-old design editor and Mike is a 34-year old digital media strategist—at least we were, until we quit our jobs last month). This means neighboring Central America and cushy Europe, we’ll see you at a later date. South America, Africa, Asia, Oceania—here we come!

To be honest, our itinerary right now is pretty loose, and we’d like to keep it that way. Of course we’ll be tightening up our plans as we approach each new destination but you never know what you’ll find out there, so we are keeping a little wiggle room for spontaneous inspiration!

Countries we’ll be exploring, in this order:
South America (January-May, 2012)
– Brazil
– Argentina
– Uruguay
– Chile
– Bolivia
– Peru

Africa: (June-August 2012)
– South Africa
– Mozambique
– Zambia
– Tanzania
– Kenya
– Madagascar
– Seychelles

Asia (August 2012-October 2012)
– Nepal
– Tibet
– China
– Japan
– South Korea

Southeast Asia (November 2012-February 2013)
– Philippines
– Laos
– Vietnam
– Cambodia
– Thailand
– Malaysia
– Singapore
– Indonesia

Oceania (March-May 2013)
– Australia
– New Zealand
– Fiji

Honeymooning Adventures
From celebrating Rio de Janeiro´s Carnival, hiking Machu Picchu, sunbathing in the Seychelles Islands, safari in Tanzania, scuba diving Australia´s Great Barrier Reef, we want to experience the most exciting and romantic things each of these 29 countries has to offer. If you are planning a honeymoon or anniversary getaway, we hope our adventures will inspire your once-in-a-lifetime trip. It is going to be one heck of a journey—one which we’d love you to participate in, from observing, commenting, asking questions to offering your suggestions, even requests!

We hope you’ll join us for the ride…
Anne & Mike Howard

2 Responses to The HoneyTrek Begins

  1. Sarah stiles says on February 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    This is amazing!! Ooo maybe we can stretch our honeymoon a little longer too ; )

  2. Sarah stiles says on February 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    This is amazing!!! Maybe we can stretch our honeymoon a little longer too ; )

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