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Scott and Courtney are taking a year off of our life to travel around the world and do all those things “2-weekers” don’t get to do.  We hope to meet new people, experience different cultures, and have a great time.  We are giving up all of our “stuff,” selling what we can and storing everything else to take only a backpack and some saved cash on the trip of our dreams.

About the Johnson’s Journal

We are fulfilling a long time dream of ours to travel around the world.   We have both been saving our money since we started working full-time after college.  We have created this website is to share our experience with family and friends.  We also hope that this site will help inspire other travelers.  Please feel free to leave us a comment or question about us, our trip, or anything else.

About Us

Scott and Courtney hiking in California

Scott and Courtney hiking in California

We met in college 9 years ago and got married in October 2009.  We are both native Californians who have been living and working in Melbourne, Australia for the last 2 years.  We both enjoy snowboarding, hiking, and the great outdoors, as well as the cooking, good food and wine.  We hope to share both the best and the worst of our experiences with you through our photographs and writings on this blog.

About this Trip

When Scott proposed to Courtney it seemed like the perfect time to take some time off and see the world.  So instead of taking a traditional honeymoon, we set out to travel around the USA, Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand.  We ending up loving Melbourne so much that we have now made it our home.


Comment from Amanda Wood
Time October 25, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Hey you two!! Great stories and photos, I am so excited every time I get to read about your trip. I can’t believe all the amazing things you have seen already. It feels much longer than 8 days! Be safe out there and keep having fun. I love you both!

Comment from katrina
Time February 24, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Cheers! Sounds like an amazing experience. I love the pics. It is nice to reconnect with you.

Comment from Noreen Furubayashi
Time May 18, 2010 at 10:40 pm

What an adventure for you two! Late congratulations on tying the knot and for taking this exciting romp around the world! Have fun, take lots of pictures and keep documenting! Take good care!!! Aloha you guys!

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