Velita’s Adventures Continue

Tom & Velita

It’s official- we’ve sold Velita to this man, Tom, an awesome dude who promises to continue to adventure with her throughout South America for the next year. We could not be more excited to leave this little lady in such great hands and to keep the dream alive. Follow Tom @floatypings to see where he […]

Weather at the End of the World

If you’re wondering what it’s like at the end of the world, it’s been snowing on us for two days straight with crazy gusting winds – it really feels like the end of the world. This is what happens when you try to escape winter for a year – it all comes back at you […]

WE MADE IT TO THE END OF THE WORLD!!!

End of the World!

WE MADE IT TO THE END OF THE WORLD!!! Over a year of driving, more than 25,000 miles, 14 total countries, hundreds of new friends and memories that will last a lifetime have led us right here, to this moment and place, to the southernmost city on the planet. We are so freakin pumped to […]

Chapter 44: Our Chilean Heroes

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from February 25 – March 13: Story Highlights: Antofagasta became our amazing oasis in the desert In the city of Valparaiso, we find that beauty isn’t everything Pilar and her family take us in Reflection Antofagasta We drove seaward to the hardly mentioned port city of Antofagasta. […]

Chapter 43: Velita’s Redemption

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from February 20 – 24: You know that sensation when you first wake up. Those fuzzy questions that fade into consciousness upon the first breaths of day. Where am I? What day of the week is it? What’s happening? On this day, the answers were dismaying. Where […]

Chapter 42: Laguna Sunk

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from February 20 – 24: It took us nearly an entire day to get out of Uyuni. We had to get Velita the most complicated car wash conceivable, load up on gas the sneaky way, and then finally find all food and supplies necessary for an indiscriminate […]

Chapter 41: Bolivia from Dark to Light

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from February 13 – 19: Story Highlights: The mines of Potosi take us to a dark place We play with the light of the salt flats of Uyuni   The Darkness of Potosi Conflicted. That’s putting lightly how we thought about taking a tour of an active […]

Chapter 40: Cuy Cuisine and a Titicaca Tour

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from February 8 – 12: A day of recuperation and preventative car repairs in Cusco extinguished our visual hangovers after bearing witness to that Incan world wonder. In our hostel, Ecopackers, we spoiled our beleaguered bodies with hot showers and then at a market at the edge of […]

Chapter 39: A Mystical Path to Machu Picchu

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from January 23 – February 7: Story Highlights: Inca magic grasps a hold on us A long road ahead to Machu Picchu begins The Salkantay Trek is unlike any other Making it to Machu Picchu Reflections   Inca Magic Our expedition through the mountainous northern highlands […]

The Global Goulets are now the Nowhere Men!

Nowhere Men

Over 2 years ago, when the 3 of us friends started planning our summer drive from London to Mongolia, the name Global Goulets came to Alex in a dream based on an old inside joke from college. It’s been 2 years, 32 countries, and 30,000+ miles, and we had no idea our decision to take […]

Chapter 38: Thirty Minutes to Sunset

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from January 16 – 22: Our road map is simply a joke. This navigational atlas is set to a scale of one to 4 million. What does this mean exactly? It means that for each stretch of several hundred miles, the map represents a fingernail’s length […]

Chapter 37: Five Days to Kuelap

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from January 7 – 15: Sometimes road trips take a little longer than anticipated. Usually it’s a few hours longer, at times even a full day. But by some inconceivable stretch of the imagination, our expedition from Quito, Ecuador to the mountainous ruins of Kuelap, Peru, […]

Chapter 36: Killin’ it in Quilotoa

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from January 1 – 6: We wasted no time to start our new year. Well, actually, maybe we got our first day started off a bit sluggishly. With a slow wakeup and an even slower pack up of our car, followed by a detour on our way […]

Chapter 35: An Unscripted New Year

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from December 26 to January 1: We woke up on the day after Christmas hungover. Not just from drinking (which we also did), but from the emotional high that lifted our spirits and egos to levels beyond what is socially appropriate. Front row access to the Cali Salsodromo […]

Chapter 34: A Cali Quest

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from December 20 to December 25: From Bogotá, our story returns to life on the road, on our way to Cali. With our “new” 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser ready for adventure, there was just no reason to sit still. It was time to return to what we […]

We Got A Car, It’s Rally Time!

WE GOT A CAR! It’s #RallyTime!! After nearly a month in Bogotá, it’s finally time to get back on the road with our “new” 1995 #Toyota #LandCruiser. Her name is #Velita, the beautiful Spanish word for “candle” because we bought her on the Colombian holiday Dia de las Velitas and because she is our light […]

Video Update 12/28 – Live from the MIDDLE OF THE WORLD!

Live from the Ecuator!

It’s a video update, live from the MIDDLE OF THE WORLD….. We’ve finally left our comfort hemisphere to take our first steps into the Southern Hemisphere – this morning, we crossed the equator! It’s the farthest south any of us have ever gone. This would be an even bigger deal, but our sights aren’t on […]

Video Update – CHRISTMAS EDITION!

Video Update - It's Christmas!

It’s a Video Update – CHRISTMAS EDITION! We just finished up our salsa classes for the week and we are officially pros. Locked and loaded with our new dancing skills, we are spending our Christmas in the remote village San Cipriano, located somewhere in the jungle. Be careful you ladies of San Cipriano, we know […]

Chapter 33: Calling Bogota Home

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from November 20 to December 19: Story Highlights: We declare a mission to buy a car in Bogota Alejandra and Jhesica redefine hospitality as we know it The only people in the world who know Eric better than Brian and Alex do come visit The search to […]

Podcast Episode #11: Benny Goes Goulet

It’s been too long. You’re looking a little different? Did you lose weight? New hairstyle? This week we are broadcasting from Bogota, Colombia, about 4 countries past where we last broadcasted our podcast, but we hope you’ll forgive us. We’ll be more consistent from here on out. In this action packed episode we take you […]

Chapter 32: Medellin Misadventures

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from November 14 to November 20:   Making it to Medellin After hours of buildup, driving through the abandoned countryside, along curvy mountainous highways into the peaking dawn of day, the first suspicions of a booming city came into sight. Through hazy morning fog, the outskirts of […]

Chapter 31: Headfirst into Colombia

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from November 2 to November 15:   A Continental Transition It had felt like a lifetime in Central America. What has always looked like no more than a blip on the map swallowed up 7 months of our lives. We entered into Mexico as wide-eyed wanderers, a […]

After College: Why Travel Is Right For Your Career

Can young, career-oriented Americans benefit from the European custom of extended travel before entering the workforce? Young, career-oriented Americans don’t travel. Sure, we enjoy hard-earned one to two week vacations, short respites from our work, but do we really see the world? As exciting as a vacation to some wonder of the world like Machu […]

Chapter 30: Santa Maria’s Swan Song

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from September 17 to November 1: Santa Maria’s Last Waltz By now you know our car is a gonner. It is in the hands of another, our Panamanian friend Rene. We are alone, with just what we can carry on our backs. The road ahead is […]