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Six continents. Thirty countries. Two laptops. Come along on a trip around the world.
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Seriously, this around the world ticket is for you.

Over the next eight months, the Boston-based Longjaunt team will be traveling the world, and they're packing you in their bags for the ride. We invite you to share your photos along the way and tell your story.

March, April, and May: Home and Europe

The city with two names

The city with two names

Longjaunt sees more of Turkey when they hop a jet to the southeastern city of Adana and then bus it three hours to Antakya a.k.a. Hatay.
Blog To Antakya/Hatay
Up high in Istanbul

Up high in Istanbul

Making it a point to go to the tallest visitable point in each city, LongJaunt climbs Istanbul's Galata Tower.
Blog Up the Galata Tower
A quiet day in Istanbul

A quiet day in Istanbul

The gang catches up on some work, and manages to catch a few shots of the Blue Mosque at night.
Blog Istanbul after dark
The Blue Mosque up close

The Blue Mosque up close

After passing the domed structure for a few days, the Longjaunt crew explores the Blue Mosque and the palace surrounding the ancient building.
Blog The Sultan Ahmed Mosque
On to Asia

On to Asia

Longjaunt hops a ferry and traverses the Bosphorus River to the Asia side of Turkey.
Blog Hop a ferry
How bazaar

How bazaar

Scope out a spice bazaar, find rare and exotic smells and products at this marketplace.
Blog Shop the marketplace
Crossroads of the world

Crossroads of the world

Wander the streets of Istanbul, guide the waterways of the Bosphorus River and get to know the locals.
Blog Wandering Istanbul
chess in Sofia, Bulgaria

Chess in Sofia

Peek into one of the world's top chess tournaments held in Sofia.
Blog Next move
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

Take a tour of downtown Sofia, Bulgaria. Experience street markets, political knick knacks, iconic architecture -- and even a little bit of Boston.
Blog The Jolly Roger's booty
A political rally in Belgrade

A political rally in Belgrade

With the help of their hosts, Longjaunt continues to wander through Belgrade and encounter a political rally.
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia

Take a tour of the once-ravaged city of Belgrade and let its history speak for itself.
Blog Loose on the streets of Belgrade
Sarajevo to Serbia

Sarajevo to Serbia

After just a tease of Sarajevo, the crew took off on a night train to Belgrade, the capital of the former Yugoslavia and the now independent nation of Serbia.
Sarajevo

Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The island of Hvar

The island of Hvar

Split, Croatia is the Dalmatian coast's principal transportation hub for travelers making their way to one or more of Dalmatia's islands.
Blog Explore the island of Hvar
Magical Split

Magical Split

Wandering the streets of Split there was plenty to feast eyes on, from the ancient marble buildings to the local cultural events to the picturesque waterfront.
Blog Feast your eyes on Split
Krka National Park

Krka National Park

On to Krka National Park in Croatia, a wonderland of lakes and waterfalls.
Blog Explore the rivers and waterfalls of Krka
Rome

The Roman Colosseum

The massive Colosseum of Rome still impresses thousands nearly two millennia after its construction.
Blog The Colosseum
St. Peter

Atop St. Peter's

Long Jaunt headed to Vatican city to explore the grandest of Catholic churches, the Basilica of St. Peter.
Blog The Vatican’s central shrine
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Rome: A walk about town

Rome is essentially an outdoor museum with free admission. Today the crew went for a little stroll, and look at what they found...
Blog An outdoor museum
Zagreb from sunup to sundown

Zagreb from sunup to sundown

An overnight train took the crew from familiar Europe to not-so-familiar Eastern Europe where they quickly learned that not much has changed.
Blog Entering Eastern Europe
A lazy afternoon in Caorle

A lazy afternoon in Caorle

Long Jaunt headed to the sleepy beach town of Caorle, on the northeastern Italian coast, for some R & R.
Blog Coastal Caorle
The canals of Venice

The canals of Venice

Ah, Venice, the seemingly implausible city.
Blog Veni, vidi, Venice
Bologna at new heights

Bologna at new heights

The medieval city of Bologna has more to offer than just the processed meat that takes its name.
Blog Up high in Bologna
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Clinging onto the cliffs of Italy's northwestern shores, the five towns that make up Cinque Terra form a spectacular sight.
Blog Hiking through Cinque Terre
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The Italian countryside

Taste the local flavors of Bologna's countryside at a popular local vineyard.
Blog Wine weekend
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From Florence back to Bologna

After a beautiful day people watching and site seeing, the team headed back to Bologna.
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Florence for a day

Enjoy a sunny day throughout the street and Florence and do some people watching.
Blog The Italian Renaissance
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Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia is by no means a tourist destination. Explore the birthplace of the Italian flag and take in a baseball game.
Blog Baseball in Italy
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On to Bologna

Instead of paying the price to stay in Rome, the crew partied late and caught a train to Bologna at four in the morning.
Blog Tired eyes
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Berlin to Rome

The Long Jaunt team waves goodbye to Berlin and hops a cheap flight to Rome, Italy.
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Exploring Berlin

With such a storied past, Berlin makes for an interesting and unique city to explore.
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Visiting the German History Museum

Get a taste of Germany's long and quite wide ranging history at the Deutsches Historiches Museum, Berlin's national history museum.
Blog Germany's history up close
Hamburg to Berlin

Hamburg to Berlin

Long Jaunt spends their last day in Hamburg and hops on a train for Berlin.
Blog Hop a train
The Hamburg Fischmarkt

The Hamburg Fischmarkt

Get up early and take a trip to the Hamburg Fischmarket for fresh fish and produce.
Blog Get a classic Hamburger breakfast
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Visiting a Holocaust Memorial

The team spent the day just outside the city of Hamburg at Neuengamme, a former concentration camp. Find a wealth of history and emotion at this museum and memorial.
Blog A visit to Neuengamme concentration camp
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Hitting a fair in Germany

Lace up your lederhosen and get ready for some German kitsch at Northern Germany’s largest fair.
Blog The Dom
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A day out in Hamburg

The U-bahn is Hamburg's underground rail system and the perfect way to take a tour of the city.
Blog From coffee to foosball
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Meanwhile in Hamburg

While the rest of the team was touring Kenya and the Netherlands, Brian headed to Hamburg, Germany. From soccer to ships, get a taste of the local flavor.
Blog St. Pauli soccer in a seafaring town
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Amsterdam to Hamburg

Fast trains and easy travels lead Brian to Hamburg. Take a walk along the harbor in Germany's second largest city.
Blog A port city
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Dutch country living

The bustling city of Amsterdam is surrounded by vast stretches of farmland. Find sheep, canals, and empty bike trails in the countryside.
Blog Exploring the Dutch countryside
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Amsterdam by day and by bike

Explore the maze of bike paths that criss-cross Amsterdam. Take a ride through the bicycle capital of the world.
Blog A ride around town
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Acclimating in Amsterdam

The crew transitions from Nairobi to Amsterdam, a definite culture shock. Enjoy a Dutch breakfast and take a walk through Amsterdam.
Blog Alicia's last day
The icons of London

The icons of London

Get to know this British city through landmarks like the Tower Bridge, Regent Street, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the London Eye.
Blog Tour London
Fish and chips and football

Fish and chips and football

Chow down on a classic UK dish and watch London’s bitter rivals Chelsea and Arsenal duke it out on the field.
Blog Sunday's best
A taste of Sri Lanka

A taste of Sri Lanka

Get a taste of one of Longjaunt's future destinations: Sri Lanka, with this surprise birthday party.
Blog A Sri Lankan surprise party
A British pub crawl

A British pub crawl

What's visiting London without spending some time at a pub? Order yourself a pint and make a night of it.
Blog A pub crawl in London
Rainy London

Rainy London

The rain and cold doesn't stop our fearless travelers, as they explore London and the landmarks that line the Thames River.
Blog A rainy day in London
Landing in London

Landing in London

Longjaunt gets back on the road and lands in London. Hope on the Tube and get ready for another leg of travel.
Blog Welcome to London
Breezing through New York

Breezing through New York

Before Longjaunt heads to Europe, they quickly pass through New York to procure visas for China and then it's on to catch the plane.
Blog A layover in the Big Apple
Back on the road

Back on the road

The crew gets ready for Europe and heads to New York City to meet up, do some errands and prepare for the UK.
Blog Back to the grind
A brief taste of home

A brief taste of home

Thushan and Brian spend some quality time at home, chowing down on comfort food before embarking on another journey.
Blog Back at home
Stateside

Stateside

With nine countries down on their trip, Longjaunt returns stateside for a weekend to catch up with family and get some errands done.
Blog The trip home