The Final Countdown

Just days before we depart Miami on our seven-month, around-the-world adventure.  Trip preparation has overtaken holiday prep.  No Christmas tree in Miami and no house lights. (It’s always strange to celebrate Christmas in 80-degree December days anyway.)  Looking forward to our first stop in Idaho to get into the winter/holiday spirit.

JoJo the monkey (far right in photo below) is joining us and will likely present a whole host of issues at immigration and customs as Natalie insists he be included as a family member on all immigration documentation.  We shall see about that.

Have a look at the itinerary section of the blog, and if you are anywhere near those destinations around those dates, drop us a line.  We are always looking for more people to share travel stories and distract us from each other!

So off we go to Idaho on 12/22/15, and we return to MIA on 7/23/16.  This will be the blog-of-record for the trip.  Subscribe if interested, and we will load a whole smattering of self-centered, narcissistic, had-to-be-there photos and anecdotes.  Perhaps one or two will be of interest to you as well.

Happy Holidays,

The Thiessens

Todd, Victoria, Lucy (9) and Natalie (8) and JoJo (8)


thiessen rtw group shot


  1. Oh my goodness!!! How exciting!! I had no idea! Look forward to reading about your travels. Have a blast!



  2. Boy will we miss you! But we are so excited to travel the world with you on this blog!
    ❤️ The Rodriguez Family


  3. Can’ believe the day is almost here. What an AMAZING Journey you will all have. Truly a ONCE in a LIFETIME trip. We will be following each step of the way and praying for a safe and fun adventure. Love you lots amiga Bella……


  4. Can’t believe I stumbled upon this! So excited to “hear” about it all. Are you going to Rio? If so hopefully there won’t be any storms! Miss you and safe travels! Angie


  5. We are so excited for you all!
    Have an awesome time. We’ll be following the blog…
    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!


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