Howdy, this is Ryan and Claire's travel blog. We are heading to Europe first and fly into Madrid on 8/17/09. After two months of whatever that entails, we'll be heading to Central America (after a quick nod to a lanky fellow in Miami) and arrive in Guatemala on 10/17/09. After one month of busing down Central America, we'll be flying into Colombia and after another month, we should be flying home from Argentina around 12/20/09. If you've been counting (or just noted the start and end dates), that's 4 months abroad, in the middle of Claire's young career and before Ryan has even started his (rumblings from the crowd: get a job Grouch). So yea, we're excited, light on our feet (with just the essentials in our back packs) and shockingly unplanned. Neither of us has bothered to figure out how to get from the airport to a good district to stay in; we're saving that for the landing approach - which may or may not be a good idea without the use of tray tables but why not make it sporting? Update you soon!