RTW Travel Year in Review

Its final… Today marks an official one year traveling overseas after leaving on August 8th 2011! And I must say, it has been quite an adventure to say the least. I thought it would be fun to do a ‘RTW Travel Year in Review’ from the people I’ve met, the places I’ve been and the crazy experiences I’ve had…

I feel truly fortunate to have taken this trip and I am forever grateful that I decided to make this dream a reality. RTW Travel Year in ReviewIt was extremely hard to leave things behind this time a year ago… my job (well sorta), my family (definitely) and my friends (of course). I thank you all for following me along up to this point and I hope to carry you along for many more adventures and mishaps! And to all of those I’ve met along the way… there is a good chance you may find yourself in the video below!

Of course, there is so much more I want to write about to reflect back on this amazing year but I’ve decided to wait it out till the next post so stay tuned…

And to those with slower connections, I’d let it load just a bit to get a good 30 sec headstart!

RTW Travel Year in Review!

12 Months of Traveling… in 7 minutes of Video…

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  • Robyn August 9, 2012, 6:50 am

    What an INCREDIBLE memory to have and keep forever…well done Rors!!! absolutely love it! Actually felt so emotional when it got to India…gosh! Enjoy the last little bit.

    • Rory August 9, 2012, 8:40 am

      Thanks Robyn! Was so great to share the adventures with you as well as everyone else I’ve met along the way!

  • Jerry August 9, 2012, 2:59 pm

    A great accomplishment Rory and truly magnificent experience…love the video and great choice in the accompanying music.. am sure you are aware but must tell you sport that life will never be as it once was after all you have seen and done… its been great for all your followers to have been able to share your trip thru your eyes… Jerry

    • Rory August 9, 2012, 11:59 pm

      Thanks Jerry! And yes, traveling to as many places definitely changes your perspective on things… no doubt about that. And I’ve also acquired a much more global view in the process. Thanks for following me along this adventure!

  • Rosanne Losee August 10, 2012, 2:29 am

    Oh Rory….just beautifully done. Very proud of you for having the courage to just pack up and go. This is your adventure of a lifetime. Of course, there will always be more…you will find the way if you want it bad enough.
    Great video with all those funny, warm, happy, peaceful and not so-peaceful photos! See you soon….!

    • Rory August 10, 2012, 6:05 am

      Thanks! And yes, more travels to come!!

  • Hot Toddies August 15, 2012, 3:33 pm

    SWEET.. CONGRATS.. the first year picks up slow and then find its way up the 12 months.. But as this adventure turns from out of the ordinary into the ordinary, and slowly falls as a way of life, you are becoming a NOMAD for life. And with anything in life, when having fun time fly’s before you know it you will be celebrating your 2nd year of travel. Stay strong and diverse, open your heart to ways you have not yet done and allow for the metamorphosis, so you can fly and land in the unknown.

    • Rory August 16, 2012, 12:48 am

      Thanks! It’s definitely been a year to remember and looking forward to the traveling that is yet to happen!

  • ann marie smith September 3, 2012, 3:04 pm

    Hey Rory!!!

    I just watched YOUR life flash before MY eyes!!! What an awesome, experience…thank you for sharing with all of us…
    love ya kid! ann marie

    • Rory September 3, 2012, 9:38 pm

      Thanks for the comment and great hearing from you! It was definitely hard to put it all together and capture a year’s worth of travel in such a short video clip. Glad you like it:)

      Keep in touch!

  • Dave Hunter September 4, 2012, 9:15 pm


    I have followed your travels and am amazed at all you have experienced in such a young life. I applaud the determination and self confidence that it took for you to take off on your own to travel the world. You and the friends you made along your way, who were also seeing the world, are very special. You have experienced in months what the rest of us may never experience in a lifetime. You are a very special person, Rory.

    • Rory September 5, 2012, 2:00 pm

      Hi Dave! So great to hear from you on here. And I definitely appreciate the comment. There was no question it was definitely a hard decision to break away from the lifestyle so many of us lead back home but I think I just knew it would be a decision I’d never regret no matter what happened…and so far so good!

      I hope you’re doing well and also hope to catch up with you soon!

      Keep in touch

  • Sarah September 5, 2012, 3:31 am

    That was absolutely amazing … Made me tear up ! Thank you thank you thank you !! YOU ARE AWESOME :)

    • Rory September 5, 2012, 2:09 pm

      Thanks Sarah! I’m glad you liked it!

  • jennifer June 23, 2013, 4:41 pm

    Wow, I really really think that your travels and your journey was incredible. It takes an enormous amount of courage and adventure to go out for a whole year. Great photos!

    • Rory June 24, 2013, 2:11 am

      Thanks Jennifer… as you can imagine, its hard to cram in a year’s worth of travel experiences and photos into a 5 minute video but did my best:)

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