Welcome to our website! This is the work of Mark, Jie, and Walter Ralls. In April, 2015 we decided to take a year away from the working world and explore the real world.  As things shaped up we realized that if we planned it right we could hit all 7 continents during the course of the year.  So that's what we're doing.  On this site Mark will catalog our journey from his perspective, while Walter does the same from his perspective.  We hope this site will allow family and friends to keep up with our journey, while also cementing the memories of our trip for us as well.

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Current Phase: Europe, June 14 - September 30

Current Phase: Europe, June 14 - September 30

See the full maps at Travellerspoint


Next Phase: South America, November 3 - January 17

As always, you can find all our photos on our Smugmug site: https://markandjie.smugmug.com/

All of our Gap Year photo albums can be found within the Gap Year folder: https://markandjie.smugmug.com/Gap-Year