Journey of the Globe

Join us as we travel the globe as a family to expose our children to the world.

Educate. Inspire. Unite.

Join us as we travel the world as a family living, laughing, and learning together, while raising our daughters as compassionate, global citizens aware of the world around them. What started as a dream to sell everything, live life to it's fullest, and see the world, has turned into our amazing reality. 
Currently we are in Belize and have many fun excursions lined up including diving the Belize Barrier Reef, exploring the historic Mayan ruins, and immersing ourselves in the local culture. We have also enjoyed visiting and exploring Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, and Nicaragua since August of 2017. 
Last school year we visited 13 countries, and spent 8 months exploring some of the most amazing communities and impressive sites in the world. Click on our videosphoto blog and locations tabs above, to come along on this incredible journey.
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This is not a newly discovered planet, but rather the top of the Cerro Negro volcano crater just outside of Leon, Nicaragua. One of 8 active volcanoes in the country and the 3rd one we were able to summit. (photo by: Ricky Willis)

This is not a newly discovered planet, but rather the top of the Cerro Negro volcano crater just outside of Leon, Nicaragua. One of 8 active volcanoes in the country and the 3rd one we were able to summit.

(photo by: Ricky Willis)

Aerial view from our helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia. This amazing 45 minute ride allowed us to view sea turtles, sharks, and the most beautiful blue colors imaginable. This will surely go down as one of the highlights of our trip, and a memory that will last forever.  

Aerial view from our helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia. This amazing 45 minute ride allowed us to view sea turtles, sharks, and the most beautiful blue colors imaginable. This will surely go down as one of the highlights of our trip, and a memory that will last forever.  

Riding thru Sugar Cane fields Turrialba, Costa Rica. During this 8km ride,  we were fortunate to navigate thru mazes of sugar cane and our way out thankfully!  (photo by: Ricky Willis)

Riding thru Sugar Cane fields Turrialba, Costa Rica. During this 8km ride,  we were fortunate to navigate thru mazes of sugar cane and our way out thankfully! 

(photo by: Ricky Willis)

Ellen finally had her prayers answered, and was able to swim alongside a whale shark in Isla de Mujeres, Mexico. These gentle giants average 30 feet in length and 20,000 pounds but are known to be one of the friendliest in the sea.  (photo by Ricky Willis)

Ellen finally had her prayers answered, and was able to swim alongside a whale shark in Isla de Mujeres, Mexico. These gentle giants average 30 feet in length and 20,000 pounds but are known to be one of the friendliest in the sea.

 (photo by Ricky Willis)

Surfing the amazing and endless waves on Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica. 

Surfing the amazing and endless waves on Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica. 

Elephant safari ride thru the beautiful 22,000 acre Minneriya National Park, in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. We were fortunate to arrive just before sunset, and witness roughly 100 female elephants snacking on the grassy fields and visiting the reservoir for a drink of water.  (photo by: Ricky Willis)

Elephant safari ride thru the beautiful 22,000 acre Minneriya National Park, in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. We were fortunate to arrive just before sunset, and witness roughly 100 female elephants snacking on the grassy fields and visiting the reservoir for a drink of water. 

(photo by: Ricky Willis)

We enjoyed a friendly soccer match and testing our subpar skills, against the local village children during a bike ride on the outskirts of Hoian, Vietnam. The kids were excited to show off their impressive skills and were even more thrilled to have their photo taken.  (photo by: Ricky Willis)

We enjoyed a friendly soccer match and testing our subpar skills, against the local village children during a bike ride on the outskirts of Hoian, Vietnam. The kids were excited to show off their impressive skills and were even more thrilled to have their photo taken. 

(photo by: Ricky Willis)

After getting dropped off on "Adam and Eve Island", a remote and beautiful white sand slice of paradise in the Perhentian islands, the girls got right to work fixing up an old bamboo raft they found ashore. After a few minor additions and some creative engineering, we were off for a test drive. The beautiful turquoise water and marine life below provided an amazing afternoon for us all.  (photo by: Ricky Willis)

After getting dropped off on "Adam and Eve Island", a remote and beautiful white sand slice of paradise in the Perhentian islands, the girls got right to work fixing up an old bamboo raft they found ashore. After a few minor additions and some creative engineering, we were off for a test drive. The beautiful turquoise water and marine life below provided an amazing afternoon for us all. 

(photo by: Ricky Willis)

This 20+ year old orangutan suddenly appeared in a tree overhead during our hike exploring the Gomantang Caves in Sandakan. We stood in awe for 15 minutes, at her beauty and fluidity as she swung from limb to limb while watched over her young baby playing. With so few orangutans left in the wild due to hunting and deforestation, this was a rare and very unique encounter we will always cherish.  (photo by: Ricky Willis)

This 20+ year old orangutan suddenly appeared in a tree overhead during our hike exploring the Gomantang Caves in Sandakan. We stood in awe for 15 minutes, at her beauty and fluidity as she swung from limb to limb while watched over her young baby playing. With so few orangutans left in the wild due to hunting and deforestation, this was a rare and very unique encounter we will always cherish. 

(photo by: Ricky Willis)

Enjoying the slow pace of island life on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. The white sand and turquoise waters of Sao Beach, were one of our favorite places to spend our days on this journey. The girls got plenty of use out of this fun swing, and this photo captures the ice cream man going by on scooter at the perfect time!   (photo by: Ricky Willis)

Enjoying the slow pace of island life on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. The white sand and turquoise waters of Sao Beach, were one of our favorite places to spend our days on this journey. The girls got plenty of use out of this fun swing, and this photo captures the ice cream man going by on scooter at the perfect time! 

 (photo by: Ricky Willis)

Our new favorite animal might have been found here in Borneo, Malaysia. This Silverleaf female monkey and her beautiful and bright baby were very mild-mannered, playful and even stopped for a photo op. The baby will eventually turn over to a grey/silver color in time, but for now looks pretty cute in this bright orange coat.  (photo by: Ricky Willis)

Our new favorite animal might have been found here in Borneo, Malaysia. This Silverleaf female monkey and her beautiful and bright baby were very mild-mannered, playful and even stopped for a photo op. The baby will eventually turn over to a grey/silver color in time, but for now looks pretty cute in this bright orange coat. 

(photo by: Ricky Willis)

Off to explore Angkor Wat, the 8th wonder of the world in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It only took 37 years, more than 1,000,000 workers, and 4,000 elephants to complete this masterpiece.  (photo by: Ricky Willis)

Off to explore Angkor Wat, the 8th wonder of the world in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It only took 37 years, more than 1,000,000 workers, and 4,000 elephants to complete this masterpiece. 

(photo by: Ricky Willis)

During our brief time in Brunei, we visited the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. The mosque is often considered as one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific, is a place of worship for the Muslim community, and a major historical site and a famous tourist attraction of Brunei. The mosque is named after Omar Ali Saifudden, the 28th Sultan of Brunei. 

During our brief time in Brunei, we visited the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. The mosque is often considered as one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific, is a place of worship for the Muslim community, and a major historical site and a famous tourist attraction of Brunei. The mosque is named after Omar Ali Saifudden, the 28th Sultan of Brunei. 

So fortunate to spend 5 nights in paradise to end the first leg of our journey in the Maldives. The Sun Siyum hotel provided us with the opportunity to snorkel, dive, take our first ever sea plane ride, and many more life long memories, such as staying in an overwater bungalow!!  (photo by: Ricky Wills)

So fortunate to spend 5 nights in paradise to end the first leg of our journey in the Maldives. The Sun Siyum hotel provided us with the opportunity to snorkel, dive, take our first ever sea plane ride, and many more life long memories, such as staying in an overwater bungalow!!  (photo by: Ricky Wills)