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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video Update 11/10 – Motorcycling through the Northern Colombian Mountains

It’s a video update! Live from the backs of 4 motorcycles riding up through the cloud forests of the northern Colombian mountains! This week: – We finally crossed from Central to South America after 7 months, by way of a 50′ sailboat through the San Blas Islands from Panama to Colombia. Lobster and octopus and […]

This is everything we have in our lives now.

Well, this is everything. This is everything we have in our lives now. Our car is toast, we’re giving it to a friend in Panama. We’re ditching 70% of our stuff. From now on we’re carrying everything we own on our backs as we take on South America. Ever heard a film crew do that? […]

Video Update 10/28 – Leaving our car behind in Panama City

Video update! This is a big one – you’ve caught us in the act of giving our car to our friend Rene here in Panama City, Panama! Wait WHAT??! Giving our car away? Umm… Yea, from now on the stuff you see on our backs here is all we have. In a few days we’ll […]

Chapter 29: Panamanian Playland

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from September 17 to October 27: Story Highlights: 4 magical nights in Bocas del Toro nearly leads us to forget our car nightmare altogether Deep boarding is boogie boarding on steroids We hide away in the rainy plush highlands of Boquete Panama City turns out to be a pretty […]

Thanks Ticla!

Goulet Community, among the shitstorm of other things going on right now (we’ll tell you about that later), our favorite camping company – TICLA – is shutting their doors. They gave us a tent for our trip and it’s one of the only products we truly love. Sleeping in our tent is one of the […]

Hola Again Mr. Mathis’ Class!

One of the absolute greatest Goulet supporters is Eddie “Mr.” Mathis. A coworker of Eric’s back during his teaching days in Brooklyn, Eddie hosted us in Austin way back during the early days of our journey, before we’d even crossed into Mexico (and also when we didn’t speak a lick of Spanish)… 6 months later, […]

Chapter 28: Sloth Sleuthing and other Extraneous Escapades

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from September 4 to September 16 (Days 159 – 171): Sometimes certain stretches of our sightseeing serve us only slightly in strengthening the serious side of this seminal season of our TV series. Sometimes there is no beginning, middle and end. Sometimes we just hop from place […]

Video Update 9/7 – Live from the Costa Rican Border

In this video update, we take you to a far-too-normal but far-too-undocumented part of our trip – right in the middle of a border crossing. We’re not really sure if this is technically Nicaragua or Costa Rica, but it seemed like a damn good place to give an update: – We’ve wrapped up the bulk of […]

Happy 1 Year Anniversary of Finishing the Mongol Rally, Global Goulets!

Woh. We’re buggin a bit. One year ago we finished the Mongol Rally, had a huge celebration, and then went back to the “real world.” The adventure was over. Today we’re writing this post from an organic farm on an island that is made from two volcanoes in the middle of one of the biggest […]

Chapter 27: Staying Forever in El Transito

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from August 17 to September 3 (Days 140 – 158): By now, it feels like we’ve tried every trick in the book to slow down this trip. We spent a whole month in Mexico, though we’d only planned to speed through in a week. The same […]

Global Goulets Video Update 8/30 – El Transito, Nicaragua

Hola! Live from El Transito, Nicaragua where the Goulets are celebrating 5 months on the road. Whoa. Wasn’t this supposed to be a 3 month trip? Here’s the latest: – We’re in our favorite little fishing village and finally enjoying being stagnant for a little while. Surfing, reading, loads and loads of video production, and […]

Chapter 26: A Costa Rican Reunion

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from August 3 to August 16 (Days 114 – 139): Eric didn’t remember much about Luisa. His old babysitter, who worked with his family up until he was 5 years old, had dissolved into not much more than a fading memory. “She was so wonderful with you,” […]

How to Guarantee Yourself an Authentic Travel Experience: A Methodology for Better Travel

This article also published on Medium.com. Heading out to sea with a Nicaraguan fishing crew at 4am. Building a yurt with a family of nomads on the Mongolian steppe. Cruising around town looking for grub with a Guatemalan mechanic. In the past year we’ve been to over 25 countries. We have a lot of travel […]

Podcast Episode 9: How to Have an Unforgettable Travel Experience

Before we get to the meat of the article, please give us a rating on iTunes. No need to leave a review, just toss us a rating. Takes less than a minute. Thank you! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/drive-world-global-goulets/id1009114091?mt=2   How did we end up throwing candy and plastic home goods off the roof of a Mexican church at […]