My Round-the-World Travels

With a new friend in Thailand.

With a new friend in Thailand.

In 2009, my husband and I quit our jobs to take a very long, “around-the-world” honeymoon. Over the next two years, we visited 74 countries on 5 continents and ate more fabulous street food than we ever imagined possible. You can read our blog and see lots of pictures from the whole crazy, wonderful experience at

Our travels also led to some other unexpected adventures, like being featured in news articles and even appearing on Animal Planet!

Holiday Hell: Removing Botflies For Christmas (Monsters Inside Me, Animal Planet, December 18, 2013)
I appeared in an episode of the popular Animal Planet show, sharing the story of the botfly larvae I picked up during my round-the-world travels. (Fun fact: The actress who plays me in the reenactments is actually my sister!)

What’s Eating You? Seven Terrible Parasites, From Tapeworms to Bedbugs (, January 7, 2010)
More about the botflies, starring my scalp with a nasty critter poking out of it. Oh, the glamour.

Around the World in 725 Days (Terre Haute Tribune-Star, July 17, 2011)
On a less disgusting note, here’s a nice article that Andy’s hometown paper ran about our travels.