Rinca Island (Flores, Indonesia)Mandalay, MyanmarPhnom Penh, CambodiaYellowstone National Park, WyomingMalbork (near Gdansk), PolandArches National Park, UtahVolcanoes National Park, RwandaChobe National Park, BotswanaPortland, MaineLower Omo Valley, EthiopiaSakkara, EgyptAswan (Nubia), EgyptGalapagos Islands, EcuadorEaster Island, ChileWildlife Refuge (Villa Tunari, Bolivia)Uyuni Salt Flats, BoliviaPatagonia (El Chalten, Argentina)Antarctica
Welcome to Happy To Be Homeless.com

We're glad you stopped by. Join us in our action-packed two and a half year tour around the world. We're a married U.S. couple in our early thirties who chose to give up our jobs, home, and responsibilities to backpack around the globe. Come along with us as we leave conformity behind and travel the world in search of adventures. By sharing our stories and photos, we hope to inspire others to live life to the fullest and experience all that the world has to offer. "God gave us a book, and those that haven't traveled have only read the cover" and "Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."

 

We returned to the United States in late June ’14.  In the upcoming months we’ll continue to post about our travels and start putting up some Photo Galleries, so stay tuned and keep checking back!

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Map Notes:  We hope this map paints a chronological picture of our travels.  Blue lines represent the path we’ve already taken, and pink lines represent places we intend to go next.  To view each blog posting and photos of places that we’ve already been, you can simply click on the destination in the list below.   You can see all of our blog postings and photos by navigating to our “Blog” and “Photo Gallery” pages.  You’ll get the hang of it!

Destination Arrival
1 Bogota, Colombia December 1, 2011
2 Medellin, Colombia December 5, 2011
3 Guatape, Colombia December 6, 2011
4 Cartagena, Colombia December 8, 2011
5 Taganga, Colombia December 11, 2011
6 Maracaibo, Venezuela December 15, 2011
7 Angel Falls, Venezuela December 17, 2011
8 Santa Elena de Uairen, Venezuela December 20, 2011
9 Manaus, Brazil December 22, 2011
10 Alter do Chao, Brazil December 26, 2011
11 Belem, Brazil December 31, 2011
12 Sao Luis, Brazil January 1, 2012
13 Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil January 3, 2012
14 Parnaiba, Brazil January 4, 2012
15 Fortaleza, Brazil January 5, 2012
16 Salvador, Brazil January 6, 2012
17 Praia do Forte, Brazil January 8, 2012
18 Salvador, Brazil January 9, 2012
19 Chapada Diamantina, Brazil January 11, 2012
20 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 17, 2012
21 Ilha Grande, Brazil January 24, 2012
22 Paraty, Brazil January 27, 2012
23 Sao Paulo, Brazil January 31, 2012
24 Foz do Iguacu, Brazil February 1, 2012
25 Encarnacion, Paraguay February 2, 2012
26 Buenos Aires, Argentina February 5, 2012
27 Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay February 6, 2012
28 Montevideo, Uruguay February 7, 2012
29 Buenos Aires, Argentina February 9, 2012
30 Ushuaia, Argentina February 14, 2012
31 Antarctica, Antarctica February 15, 2012
32 Ushuaia, Argentina February 25, 2012
33 Torres del Paine, Chile February 26, 2012
34 El Calafate, Argentina March 3, 2012
35 El Chalten, Argentina March 5, 2012
36 Bariloche, Argentina March 8, 2012
37 Buenos Aires, Argentina March 11, 2012
38 Santiago, Chile March 13, 2012
39 Valparaiso, Chile March 16, 2012
40 Mendoza, Argentina March 17, 2012
41 Salta, Argentina March 21, 2012
42 Humahuaca, Argentina March 23, 2012
43 Angastaco, Argentina March 25, 2012
44 Cafayate, Argentina March 26, 2012
45 Tupiza, Bolivia March 29, 2012
46 Uyuni, Bolivia April 1, 2012
47 Potosi, Bolivia April 3, 2012
48 La Paz, Bolivia April 5, 2012
49 Villa Tunari, Bolivia April 9, 2012
50 Copacabana, Bolivia April 25, 2012
51 Isla del Sol, Bolivia April 26, 2012
52 Coroico, Bolivia April 27, 2012
53 Puno, Peru April 28, 2012
54 Cusco, Peru April 30, 2012
55 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru May 4, 2012
56 Lima, Peru May 9, 2012
57 Easter Island, Chile May 11, 2012
58 Lima, Peru May 16, 2012
59 Guayaquil, Ecuador May 18, 2012
60 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador May 19, 2012
61 Quito, Ecuador May 28, 2012
62 Baños, Ecuador May 31, 2012
63 Quito, Ecuador June 2, 2012
64 Washington D.C., United States June 5, 2012
65 Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2012
66 Tallinn, Estonia July 18, 2012
67 Tartu, Estonia July 21, 2012
68 Riga, Latvia July 22, 2012
69 Sigulda, Latvia July 24, 2012
70 Vilnius, Lithuania July 25, 2012
71 Kaunas, Lithuania July 27, 2012
72 Gdansk, Poland July 29, 2012
73 Warsaw, Poland August 1, 2012
74 Wroclaw, Poland August 2, 2012
75 Krakow, Poland August 4, 2012
76 Auschwitz, Poland August 6, 2012
77 Starý Smokovec, Slovakia August 7, 2012
78 Spis, Slovakia August 9, 2012
79 Bratislava, Slovakia August 10, 2012
80 Vienna, Austria August 10, 2012
81 Budapest, Hungary August 11, 2012
82 L’viv, Ukraine August 15, 2012
83 Belgrade, Serbia August 17, 2012
84 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina August 19, 2012
85 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina August 21, 2012
86 Priština, Kosovo August 22, 2012
87 Lake Ohrid, Macedonia August 22, 2012
88 Berati, Albania August 24, 2012
89 Saranda, Albania August 25, 2012
90 Corfu, Greece August 26, 2012
91 Athens, Greece August 28, 2012
92 Mykonos, Greece August 29, 2012
93 Naxos, Greece August 31, 2012
94 Paros, Greece September 2, 2012
95 Santorini, Greece September 4, 2012
96 Brasov, Romania September 8, 2012
97 Sighisoara, Romania September 9, 2012
98 Gura Humorului, Romania September 10, 2012
99 Hunedoara, Romania September 11, 2012
100 Sibiu, Romania September 12, 2012
101 Salzburg, Austria September 14, 2012
102 Berchtesgaden, Germany September 16, 2012
103 Vaduz, Liechtenstein September 17, 2012
104 Strasbourg, France September 17, 2012
105 Luxembourg, Luxembourg September 18, 2012
106 Bruges, Belgium September 19, 2012
107 Ghent, Belgium September 20, 2012
108 Brussels, Belgium September 20, 2012
109 London, England September 22, 2012
110 Dublin, Ireland September 27, 2012
111 Belfast, Northern Ireland September 27, 2012
112 Bushmills, Northern Ireland September 28, 2012
113 Derry, Northern Ireland September 29, 2012
114 Doolin, Ireland September 30, 2012
115 Galway, Ireland October 1, 2012
116 Waterford, Ireland October 3, 2012
117 Munich, Germany October 4, 2012
118 Garmisch, Germany October 6, 2012
119 Istanbul, Turkey October 13, 2012
120 Troy, Turkey October 17, 2012
121 Ephesus, Turkey October 18, 2012
122 Pamukkale, Turkey October 19, 2012
123 Olympos, Turkey October 20, 2012
124 Cappadocia, Turkey October 22, 2012
125 Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2012
126 Mount Nemrut, Turkey October 28, 2012
127 Şanlıurfa, Turkey October 29, 2012
128 Harran, Turkey October 30, 2012
129 Van, Turkey November 1, 2012
130 Mount Ararat, Turkey November 2, 2012
131 Tbilisi, Georgia November 3, 2012
132 Kazbegi, Georgia November 5, 2012
133 Sighnaghi, Georgia November 6, 2012
134 Lagodekhi, Georgia November 7, 2012
135 Kutaisi, Georgia November 9, 2012
136 Yerevan, Armenia November 11, 2012
137 Dubai, UAE November 13, 2012
138 Cairo, Egypt November 18, 2012
139 Safaga, Egypt November 29, 2012
140 Luxor, Egypt December 1, 2012
141 Aswan, Egypt December 4, 2012
142 Wadi Halfa, Sudan December 11, 2012
143 Abu Hamed, Sudan December 14, 2012
144 Khartoum, Sudan December 15, 2012
145 Gondar, Ethiopia December 18, 2012
146 Simien Mountains, Ethiopia December 20, 2012
147 Aksum, Ethiopia December 23, 2012
148 Lalibela, Ethiopia December 25, 2012
149 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia December 27, 2012
150 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia December 30, 2012
151 Arba Minch, Ethiopia January 2, 2013
152 Jinka, Ethiopia January 3, 2013
153 Nakuru, Kenya January 8, 2013
154 Jinja, Uganda January 11, 2013
155 Kabale, Uganda January 13, 2013
156 Kigali, Rwanda January 15, 2013
157 Volcans National Park, Rwanda January 15, 2013
158 Kampala, Uganda January 19, 2013
159 Lake Naivasha, Kenya January 22, 2013
160 Nairobi, Kenya January 24, 2013
161 Arusha, Tanzania January 26, 2013
162 Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania January 28, 2013
163 Serengeti, Tanzania January 29, 2013
164 Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania January 30, 2013
165 Zanzibar, Tanzania February 2, 2013
166 Iringa, Tanzania February 8, 2013
167 Chitimba, Malawi February 9, 2013
168 Kande, Malawi February 11, 2013
169 Lilongwe, Malawi February 14, 2013
170 Harare, Zimbabwe February 17, 2013
171 Chimanimani, Zimbabwe February 19, 2013
172 Antelope Park, Zimbabwe February 21, 2013
173 Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe February 24, 2013
174 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe February 27, 2013
175 Chobe National Park, Botswana March 4, 2013
176 Okavango Delta, Botswana March 6, 2013
177 Etosha National Park, Namibia March 11, 2013
178 Cheetah Park, Namibia March 12, 2013
179 Cape Cross, Namibia March 13, 2013
180 Swakopmund, Namibia March 14, 2013
181 Sesriem, Namibia March 17, 2013
182 Fish River Canyon, Namibia March 19, 2013
183 Cape Agulhas, South Africa March 22, 2013
184 Cape Town, South Africa March 22, 2013
185 Stellenbosch, South Africa March 25, 2013
186 Franschhoek, South Africa March 28, 2013
187 Oudtshoorn, South Africa March 29, 2013
188 Wilderness, South Africa March 29, 2013
189 Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa March 30, 2013
190 Drakensberg, South Africa March 31, 2013
191 Ezulwini, Swaziland April 2, 2013
192 Johannesburg, South Africa April 4, 2013
193 Stafford, Virginia May 1, 2013
194 Huntington, West Virginia May 1, 2013
195 Lexington, Kentucky May 2, 2013
196 Louisville, Kentucky May 2, 2013
197 Bowling Green, Kentucky May 5, 2013
198 Evansville, Indiana May 6, 2013
199 Indianapolis, Indiana May 7, 2013
200 Millersburg, Ohio May 9, 2013
201 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 11, 2013
202 Poconos, Pennsylvania May 14, 2013
203 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 16, 2013
204 Essex, Connecticut May 19, 2013
205 Newport, Rhode Island May 20, 2013
206 Cape Cod, Massachusetts May 22, 2013
207 Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire May 24, 2013
208 Ben and Jerry’s Factory, Vermont May 25, 2013
209 Portland, Maine May 26, 2013
210 Acadia National Park, Maine May 28, 2013
211 Stephen King’s House, Maine May 29, 2013
212 Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick May 31, 2013
213 Halifax, Nova Scotia May 31, 2013
214 Quebec City, Quebec June 2, 2013
215 Montreal, Quebec June 3, 2013
216 Algonquin Park, Ontario June 4, 2013
217 Buffalo, New York June 6, 2013
218 Trailer Drop-off, June 11, 2013
219 Knoxville, Tennessee June 14, 2013
220 Chattanooga, Tennessee June 15, 2013
221 Nashville, Tennessee June 15, 2013
222 Memphis, Tennessee June 16, 2013
223 Little Rock, Arkansas June 17, 2013
224 The Gordon’s Estate, June 18, 2013
225 St. Louis, Missouri June 19, 2013
226 Kansas City, Kansas June 20, 2013
227 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 20, 2013
228 Amarillo, Texas June 22, 2013
229 Albuquerque, New Mexico June 23, 2013
230 Santa Fe, New Mexico June 23, 2013
231 Denver, Colorado June 24, 2013
232 Steamboat Springs, Colorado June 30, 2013
233 Glenwood Springs, Colorado July 1, 2013
234 Arches National Park, Utah July 2, 2013
235 Canyonlands National Park, Utah July 2, 2013
236 Capitol Reef National Park, Utah July 3, 2013
237 Bryce National Park, Utah July 3, 2013
238 Zion National Park, Utah July 4, 2013
239 Salt Lake City, Utah July 5, 2013
240 Logan, Utah July 6, 2013
241 Glacier National Park, Montana July 8, 2013
242 Calgary Stampede, Alberta July 9, 2013
243 Banff National Park, Alberta July 10, 2013
244 Sandpoint, Idaho July 11, 2013
245 Spokane, Washington July 12, 2013
246 Rick and Claire’s, July 12, 2013
247 Lake Banks, Washington July 15, 2013
248 Seattle, Washington July 18, 2013
249 North Cascades National Park, Washington July 19, 2013
250 Vancouver, British Columbia July 20, 2013
251 Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia July 21, 2013
252 Victoria, British Columbia July 22, 2013
253 Friday Harbor, Washington July 24, 2013
254 Orcas, Washington July 25, 2013
255 Seattle, Washington July 25, 2013
256 Olympic National Park, Washington July 26, 2013
257 Cape Alava, Washington July 26, 2013
258 Olympia, Washington July 27, 2013
259 Mount Rainier National Park, Washington July 28, 2013
260 Portland, Oregon July 29, 2013
261 Newport, Oregon July 30, 2013
262 Redwoods National Park, California July 31, 2013
263 Crater Lake National Park, Oregon August 1, 2013
264 Eugene, Oregon August 1, 2013
265 Portland, Oregon August 2, 2013
266 Hell’s Canyon, Oregon August 4, 2013
267 Boise, Idaho August 6, 2013
268 Kailua, Hawaii August 11, 2013
269 Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming August 21, 2013
270 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming August 22, 2013
271 Eastern Montana Fair, Montana August 24, 2013
272 Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota August 25, 2013
273 Mount Rushmore, South Dakota August 26, 2013
274 Badlands National Park, South Dakota August 26, 2013
275 Omaha, Nebraska August 27, 2013
276 Ames, Iowa August 28, 2013
277 Minneapolis, Minnesota August 29, 2013
278 Duluth, Minnesota August 30, 2013
279 Ashland, Wisconsin August 31, 2013
280 Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 4, 2013
281 Chicago, Illinois September 5, 2013
282 Outer Banks, North Carolina September 10, 2013
283 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 15, 2013
284 Buffalo, New York September 18, 2013
285 Washington D.C., United States September 23, 2013
286 Mumbai, India October 9, 2013
287 Hampi, India October 12, 2013
288 Badami, India October 15, 2013
289 Bijapur, India October 17, 2013
290 Aurangabad, India October 18, 2013
291 Palitana, India October 21, 2013
292 Udaipur, India October 22, 2013
293 Bundi, India October 25, 2013
294 Jodhpur, India October 27, 2013
295 Amritsar, India October 29, 2013
296 Dharamsala, India October 31, 2013
297 Delhi, India November 6, 2013
298 Agra, India November 6, 2013
299 Orchha, India November 8, 2013
300 Khajuraho, India November 10, 2013
301 Varanasi, India November 11, 2013
302 Kathmandu, Nepal November 14, 2013
303 Annapurna Circuit, Nepal November 16, 2013
304 Pokhara, Nepal December 1, 2013
305 Kathmandu, Nepal December 3, 2013
306 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 7, 2013
307 Singapore, Singapore December 11, 2013
308 Phuket, Thailand December 12, 2013
309 Ko Phi Phi, Thailand December 14, 2013
310 Chiang Mai, Thailand December 16, 2013
311 Huay Xai, Laos December 20, 2013
312 Luang Prabang, Laos December 22, 2013
313 Vientiane, Laos December 24, 2013
314 Xieng Khuang, Laos December 26, 2013
315 Vieng Xai, Laos December 27, 2013
316 Hanoi, Vietnam December 29, 2013
317 Cat Ba Island, Vietnam January 1, 2014
318 Phong Nha Ke Bang, Vietnam January 5, 2014
319 Hoi An, Vietnam January 6, 2014
320 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam January 10, 2014
321 Can Tho, Vietnam January 12, 2014
322 Phnom Phen, Cambodia January 14, 2014
323 Siem Reap, Cambodia January 16, 2014
324 Bangkok, Thailand January 20, 2014
325 Yangon, Myanmar January 25, 2014
326 Mawlamyine, Myanmar January 26, 2014
327 Hpa An, Myanmar January 28, 2014
328 Monywa, Myanmar January 30, 2014
329 Bagan, Myanmar January 31, 2014
330 Inle Lake, Myanmar February 3, 2014
331 Kyaukme, Myanmar February 5, 2014
332 Mandalay, Myanmar February 7, 2014
333 Bangkok, Thailand February 9, 2014
334 Melbourne, Australia February 10, 2014
335 Auckland, New Zealand February 13, 2014
336 Waitomo Caves, New Zealand February 14, 2014
337 Gisborne, New Zealand February 15, 2014
338 Tongariro National Park, New Zealand February 17, 2014
339 Wellington, New Zealand February 19, 2014
340 Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand February 21, 2014
341 Fox Glacier, New Zealand February 23, 2014
342 Wanaka, New Zealand February 24, 2014
343 Milford Sound, New Zealand February 26, 2014
344 The Catlins, New Zealand February 27, 2014
345 Dunedin, New Zealand February 28, 2014
346 Mount Cook, New Zealand March 1, 2014
347 Christchurch, New Zealand March 3, 2014
348 Bali, Indonesia March 6, 2014
349 Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia March 9, 2014
350 Gili Air, Indonesia March 11, 2014
351 Komodo Island, Indonesia March 15, 2014
352 Labuan Bajo, Indonesia March 16, 2014
353 Kelimutu, Indonesia March 21, 2014
354 Maumere, Indonesia March 24, 2014
355 Gili Trawangan, Indonesia March 25, 2014
356 Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia April 1, 2014
357 Kuta (Lombok), Indonesia April 3, 2014
358 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 4, 2014
359 Sipadan, Malaysia April 6, 2014
360 Sepilok Orangutan Centre, Malaysia April 11, 2014
361 Bangkok, Thailand April 13, 2014
362 Manila, Philippines April 15, 2014
363 San Fernando, Philippines April 18, 2014
364 Banaue, Philippines April 19, 2014
365 El Nido, Philippines April 23, 2014
366 Boracay, Philippines April 27, 2014
367 Taipei, Taiwan May 1, 2014
368 Seoul, South Korea May 9, 2014
369 Osaka, Japan May 14, 2014
370 Kyoto, Japan May 15, 2014
371 Koyasan, Japan May 17, 2014
372 Motsumoto, Japan May 21, 2014
373 Yudanaka, Japan May 22, 2014
374 Mount Fuji, Japan May 23, 2014
375 Tokyo, Japan May 24, 2014
376 Zhangjiajie, China May 30, 2014
377 Dehang, China June 3, 2014
378 Langde, China June 6, 2014
379 Guiyang, China June 7, 2014
380 Chengdu, China June 9, 2014
381 Xi’an, China June 11, 2014
382 Datong, China June 13, 2014
383 Beijing, China June 15, 2014
384 San Francisco, California June 18, 2014
385 Washington D.C., United States June 23, 2014

 

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