Trip Overview

Trekking the Planet began as a 424-day, around-the-world trip to raise K-12 geo-literacy. We visited 53 countries on six continents. During the expedition we trekked in some of the most remote and unspoiled places in the world. By visiting places of cultural and natural significance, our hope was to instill a greater awareness and curiosity about the world in as many young people as possible. The journey began on 28 January 2012 and was completed on 26 March 2013. During our expedition, we published free weekly educational materials that corresponded to our current location.

Here is a very short video overview about the Trekking the Planet expedition.





You can dig deeper into each of the treks by clicking on any of the green flags below. You can also read about the trek by clicking on the Enlarge link.





To see our entire route, click to view the map. Blue denotes travel by ship, red is travel by bus or train and green is travel by air.

Below is the list of countries that we visited. Countries visited by ship are in italics.


Hawaii, American Samoa (USA)

Denmark

Jordan

Fiji

Poland

Spain

New Zealand

Slovakia

Morocco

Australia

Czech Republlic

Gibraltar, Bermuda (United Kingdom)

Indonesia

Germany

Madeira (Portugal)

Singapore

Austria

St. Lucia

Malaysia

Slovenia

Trinidad and Tobago

Thailand

Hungary

Saint Martin, French Guiana (France)

Laos

Romania

St. Maarten (The Netherlands)

Nepal

Bulgaria

Brazil

China

Serbia

Uruguay

Kyrgyzstan

Croatia

Argentina

Uzbekistan

Italy

Chile

Latvia

Vatican City

Peru

Estonia

Kenya

Ecuador

Finland

Ethiopia

Costa Rica

Sweden

United Arab Emirates

Nicaragua

Norway

Mexico