about We are Akila and Patrick. Our minds (and waistlines) expand as we travel, cook, and eat our way around the world with our two dogs.
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Travel by the numbers:
Days traveled: 134
Countries visited: 5
Flights taken: 18
Miles traveled: 56,298
Rainy days: 5
Pictures taken: 5441
Puppies missed: 2
Amazing restaurants: 9
Weight gained: not telling
Updated on April 20, 2010

We have split up our year-long itinerary and will return home to be with Chewy and Abby for a few weeks in between each leg (because Patrick and I suffer from a little-known disease where we shrivel up into grumpy little balls if we don't receive sufficient puppy kisses). Flip through the flash map above to see where we have been and where we are going or check out our itinerary below:

If you are interested in the logistics of planning a crazy adventure like this, you can read about how we decided to travel round the world , why we planned our trip , my pre-trip freak out, mid-trip giddiness , and all the nifty gear we take with us (including packing lists ).  Recently, our trip changed from a one year adventure to a three year extravaganza involving us, our dogs, and our car trekking across the ocean to Europe in July 2011.