Six continents. Thirty countries. Two laptops. Come along on a trip around the world.
Over the next eight months, the Boston-based Longjaunt team will be traveling the world, and they're packing you in their bags for the ride. We invite you to share your photos along the way and tell your story.
March, April, and May: Home and Europe
Blog To Antakya/Hatay
Longjaunt sees more of Turkey when they hop a jet to the southeastern city of Adana and then bus it three hours to Antakya a.k.a. Hatay.
Blog Up the Galata Tower
Making it a point to go to the tallest visitable point in each city, LongJaunt climbs Istanbul's Galata Tower.
Blog Istanbul after dark
The gang catches up on some work, and manages to catch a few shots of the Blue Mosque at night.
Blog The Sultan Ahmed Mosque
After passing the domed structure for a few days, the Longjaunt crew explores the Blue Mosque and the palace surrounding the ancient building.
Blog Hop a ferry
Longjaunt hops a ferry and traverses the Bosphorus River to the Asia side of Turkey.
Blog Shop the marketplace
Scope out a spice bazaar, find rare and exotic smells and products at this marketplace.
Blog Wandering Istanbul
Wander the streets of Istanbul, guide the waterways of the Bosphorus River and get to know the locals.
Blog Next move
Peek into one of the world's top chess tournaments held in Sofia.
Blog The Jolly Roger's booty
Take a tour of downtown Sofia, Bulgaria. Experience street markets, political knick knacks, iconic architecture -- and even a little bit of Boston.
With the help of their hosts, Longjaunt continues to wander through Belgrade and encounter a political rally.
Blog Loose on the streets of Belgrade
Take a tour of the once-ravaged city of Belgrade and let its history speak for itself.
After just a tease of Sarajevo, the crew took off on a night train to Belgrade, the capital of the former Yugoslavia and the now independent nation of Serbia.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Blog Explore the island of Hvar
Split, Croatia is the Dalmatian coast's principal transportation hub for travelers making their way to one or more of Dalmatia's islands.
Blog Feast your eyes on Split
Wandering the streets of Split there was plenty to feast eyes on, from the ancient marble buildings to the local cultural events to the picturesque waterfront.
Blog Explore the rivers and waterfalls of Krka
On to Krka National Park in Croatia, a wonderland of lakes and waterfalls.
Blog The Colosseum
The massive Colosseum of Rome still impresses thousands nearly two millennia after its construction.
Blog The Vaticans central shrine
Long Jaunt headed to Vatican city to explore the grandest of Catholic churches, the Basilica of St. Peter.
Blog An outdoor museum
Rome is essentially an outdoor museum with free admission. Today the crew went for a little stroll, and look at what they found...
Blog Entering Eastern Europe
An overnight train took the crew from familiar Europe to not-so-familiar Eastern Europe where they quickly learned that not much has changed.
Blog Coastal Caorle
Long Jaunt headed to the sleepy beach town of Caorle, on the northeastern Italian coast, for some R & R.
Blog Veni, vidi, Venice
Ah, Venice, the seemingly implausible city.
Blog Up high in Bologna
The medieval city of Bologna has more to offer than just the processed meat that takes its name.
Blog Hiking through Cinque Terre
Clinging onto the cliffs of Italy's northwestern shores, the five towns that make up Cinque Terra form a spectacular sight.
Blog Wine weekend
Taste the local flavors of Bologna's countryside at a popular local vineyard.
After a beautiful day people watching and site seeing, the team headed back to Bologna.
Blog The Italian Renaissance
Enjoy a sunny day throughout the street and Florence and do some people watching.
Blog Baseball in Italy
Reggio Emilia is by no means a tourist destination. Explore the birthplace of the Italian flag and take in a baseball game.
Blog Tired eyes
Instead of paying the price to stay in Rome, the crew partied late and caught a train to Bologna at four in the morning.
The Long Jaunt team waves goodbye to Berlin and hops a cheap flight to Rome, Italy.
With such a storied past, Berlin makes for an interesting and unique city to explore.
Blog Germany's history up close
Get a taste of Germany's long and quite wide ranging history at the Deutsches Historiches Museum, Berlin's national history museum.
Blog Hop a train
Long Jaunt spends their last day in Hamburg and hops on a train for Berlin.
Blog Get a classic Hamburger breakfast
Get up early and take a trip to the Hamburg Fischmarket for fresh fish and produce.
Blog A visit to Neuengamme concentration camp
The team spent the day just outside the city of Hamburg at Neuengamme, a former concentration camp. Find a wealth of history and emotion at this museum and memorial.
Blog The Dom
Lace up your lederhosen and get ready for some German kitsch at Northern Germanys largest fair.
Blog From coffee to foosball
The U-bahn is Hamburg's underground rail system and the perfect way to take a tour of the city.
Blog St. Pauli soccer in a seafaring town
While the rest of the team was touring Kenya and the Netherlands, Brian headed to Hamburg, Germany. From soccer to ships, get a taste of the local flavor.
Blog A port city
Fast trains and easy travels lead Brian to Hamburg. Take a walk along the harbor in Germany's second largest city.
Blog Exploring the Dutch countryside
The bustling city of Amsterdam is surrounded by vast stretches of farmland. Find sheep, canals, and empty bike trails in the countryside.
Blog A ride around town
Explore the maze of bike paths that criss-cross Amsterdam. Take a ride through the bicycle capital of the world.
Blog Alicia's last day
The crew transitions from Nairobi to Amsterdam, a definite culture shock. Enjoy a Dutch breakfast and take a walk through Amsterdam.
Blog Tour London
Get to know this British city through landmarks like the Tower Bridge, Regent Street, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the London Eye.
Blog Sunday's best
Chow down on a classic UK dish and watch Londons bitter rivals Chelsea and Arsenal duke it out on the field.
Blog A Sri Lankan surprise party
Get a taste of one of Longjaunt's future destinations: Sri Lanka, with this surprise birthday party.
Blog A pub crawl in London
What's visiting London without spending some time at a pub? Order yourself a pint and make a night of it.
Blog A rainy day in London
The rain and cold doesn't stop our fearless travelers, as they explore London and the landmarks that line the Thames River.
Blog Welcome to London
Longjaunt gets back on the road and lands in London. Hope on the Tube and get ready for another leg of travel.
Blog A layover in the Big Apple
Before Longjaunt heads to Europe, they quickly pass through New York to procure visas for China and then it's on to catch the plane.
Blog Back to the grind
The crew gets ready for Europe and heads to New York City to meet up, do some errands and prepare for the UK.
Blog Back at home
Thushan and Brian spend some quality time at home, chowing down on comfort food before embarking on another journey.
Blog The trip home
With nine countries down on their trip, Longjaunt returns stateside for a weekend to catch up with family and get some errands done.