how far from home

As seen on howfarfromhome.com This is going to be the shortest post we've ever written, because, well, there is really only
It is a land like no other; some say its one of the closest environments to that of Mars that you can find on Earth. It's really no wonder that NASA frequently studies the landscape.
The UNESCO World heritage site of the Dolomite mountain range in Northern Italy is known for its impressive peaks, probably because they are unlike any other peaks in the world.
Here are a few close up "mugshots" of some of the friends we made along the way.
It was also over a year ago, which is crazy! I sincerely feel like this adventure of ours has just begun, and we've been
We all love social media. Admit it -- if you're not glued to your screen, gawking at insanely beautiful outdoor photographs from greats such as Chris Burkard on Instagram, you're tweeting about seven of the world's greatest treks, or places to see in 2016.
Since leaving Johannesburg in March 2015, we have travelled over 86 614km. We left our comfortable lives to chase foreign and exciting experiences, and get out of our comfort zones. One of the challenges we set ourselves early on in our trip, was to live within the Arctic circle during the summer months, and say "good night" to the night for 5 weeks.
Our passion lies in adventure photography. If you give us a chance, we'll be out in the wilderness with no questions asked.
The town of Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I can definitely see why, but for a place that hardly gets any sun in winter, and has temperatures that often stay below freezing, it's a wonder that people would choose to build a town and live here. Why is this such a popular spot?
Embarking on a long-term trip is both exciting and daunting. It takes a lot of planning ahead, calculating things like budgets and the money you have in various currencies, and pushing the boundaries of your suitcase (and own willpower), in order to have everything sorted for a year-long journey around the world.
Since departing on our global trip we have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities - and we're only getting started.
It seems like we're having the time of our lives. And don't get me wrong: we are. But it's not all ice-creams and pretty landscapes. So far, I think we've tallied 135 toilets scrubbed, 250 kilos of cow dung spread, two tons of rocks shoveled and 60 meters of pathway laid, for starters.