Alex and I are very lucky to have extremely adventurous friends who live exciting lives outside the country. We love to visit them. In the case of our friends in Australia and New Zealand, we've promised to visit, starting each year with the declaration that this year will be the year that we visit. Last night we made an honest couple out of ourselves and booked our tickets. Our route looks like this (excuse all the orange dots - they're irrelevant):I'm so excited I can barely contain myself. This coming October, we make the journey from Chicago to San Francisco to Sydney to New Zealand to Tokyo and back. Southern hemisphere (and Japan), here we come!