Chapter 2: Fear and Loathing in Monterrey

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 7 – 8: Day 7 – We thought we’d be on the road towards Loredo by late morning, but of course we didn’t leave Austin until 4pm. So, we drove through Southern Texas and saw the scorching sun slowly scoot across the sky and out […]

Her Name is Santa Maria

In 1492, the story goes, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue en route to his discovery of Latin America. He took a fleet of 3 ships: the Nina, the Pinta, and of course, the Santa Maria. We Goulets find ourselves on a similar adventure, out to discover the Latin American world and the treasures it […]

Hello Mr. Mathis’ 4th Grade Class!

The Global Goulets team has grown. Big hello to Mr. Mathis’ 4th grade class from Austin, TX and welcome to our adventure! Mr. Mathis’ class of extraordinarily charming achievers will be following our trip and using our destinations as a basis for their curriculum across several subjects – math (if the Goulets drove to Guanajuato […]

The First Time You Eat a Bolo

There’s a phenomenon happening in the kitchen, and you don’t know anything about it. In a modest home kitchen in Austin, TX, two culinary adventurers have carefully crafted the most important accomplishment in food since Doritos Locos Tacos. They’ve created the Bolo. The Bolo has the basic ingredients of a breakfast taco, but is baked […]

Chapter 1: The Goulets Do America

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from March 31 – April 6: The Night Before – Oh, we’re going on a road trip for the next many months? You’d hardly know based on our level of preparedness and packedness. It was about 5pm on the eve of our departure from New York when we […]

We’re Off: The Rally to the End of the World has Begun!

It’s good to have a gig again, Johnny. After months of planning we’ve launched this early spring morning from NYC. Of course we grabbed some bagels and schmear before hitting the road. We’re packed for the months ahead and every kind of weather known to man. Who knows how long we’ll be gone or what […]

Departure Date Set: April 1st!

The Rally to the End of the World begins!! After months of planning, we’ll be departing NYC on April 1st, 2015. As always, stay tuned as our adventure unfolds. We’ll have live GPS tracking and a loud presence across social media (@globalgoulets). The departure date is approaching fast, so make sure to catch up with […]

Introducing Our 4th Teammate

We’ve found her! Please welcome our beautiful 2001 Nissan Xterra to the party. We found her at a used car lot in NJ and she’ll be joining us for the epic trek down south (she has no idea what’s coming). Key stats: Year: 2001 Mileage: 134,000 miles Color: Forest green Transmission: Automatic Windows: 4, but the back two are […]

The Mongol Rally: What We Learned

We’ve had some time to think since getting back from Ulaanbaatar. We’re always being asked about our best experiences, and more importantly, what we learned out there. So here are some thoughts, in no particular order, for those who feel inspired to embark on their next adventure: This was no vacation. The Rally was a […]

The Communist Gouletfesto

Underlying our adventures is the basic fact that the 3 Global Goulets share everything. I will now attempt to list all things we’ve communized: – Sleeping Quarters: whether in our shithole discounted tent, inside of the cramped Auto Goulet, or in dorm-style hostels, we spend not a night more than a foot apart. – All […]

An Ode to the Auto Goulet

She went through a lot. For any of us involved, it was probably the most volatile relationship we’d ever had. There were moods, there were rough patches, even for days at a time. But our baby got us there. She got us to Mongolia. An oral history of the Auto Goulet’s epic 10,000 mile death […]

Chapter XV: All Roads Lead to Ulaanbaatar

In the morning we awoke to wonderfully warming sunlight, nestled in the Mongolian mountainside along a charmingly fresh flowing stream, beside a family of peacefully grazing yaks. Just your typical start to a Mongol Rally day. After our unconventional contribution to the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon, we packed up the tent, changed our torn tires […]

Chapter XIV: The Joys and Joy of Mongolia

Mongolia. We made it. Yet this by no means meant we’d arrived at the finish line. On the contrary, the weeklong battle that ensued with this ferocious final battleground provided a test of our wills and to our hopes of making it to the red tape on the other side. You see, the distance from […]

Chapter XIII: A Ride Through Russia

We approached Russia timidly. This would be the 18th country on our pilgrimage and only the second to last to our destination. We were border warriors at this point. But Russia – all summer we’d been hearing about tensions between our kind and their kind at an all-time post-Cold War high. Each Internet check-in we’d […]

Chapter XII: A Kazakh Quest

Where’s Alex? This was always the question haunting Brian and Eric when they’d tasted freedom on the other side of a border. You see, Alex was technically the owner of our precious Auto Goulet according to the holy V5 car registration, so he would always take the car through daunting border crossings, while Brian and […]


We couldn’t sit still for long. The Global Goulets are headed to the END OF THE WORLD! Thanks to our partnership with @RosenblumTV, we’ll be getting back behind the wheel to drive all of Central and South America to the southernmost tip of Argentina. Estimated launch in February 2015. Details to follow – stay tuned!!     […]

Chapter XI: Horsing Around in Kyrgyzstan

With a sigh of relief we passed into the no-mans land between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and with a bellow of excitement we took in the incredible scenery that was this no-mans land. No men, just mountains. And gophers. Between the two countries lies 20 miles of gorgeous mountain scenery. Behind you tower the snow-capped peaks […]

Chapter X: Pamir, There, and Everywhere

We made it to Khorog in the late morning, the official launching spot of the Pamir Highway. Hearing rumors of the impossibility of finding resources essential for survival in the desolate GBAO region, we stocked up on water and gasoline… and baby wipes and nutella. What we were most excited for in Khorog was the […]

Chapter IX: Hospitality Between A Mountain And A Hard Place (And The Hard Place is Afghanistan)

Sometimes goodbyes are harder than hellos. After driving through the night in shifts on our detour to find an open border crossing, we arrived at the Uzbekistan exit around 8 am, first in line and ready to go. The guards, however, were not – we were told to wait because the crew had “sport”. The […]

Chapter VIII: Uzbekistan (Un)limited

Thought the Global Goulets just stopped their blog posts after Turkmenistan? Thought wrong! Come cop a taste of the legendary Uzbeki delicacy, plov. And for a refresher on where we last left off, check out Chapter VII.   We woke up with the worst hangovers to date on our adventure. Eric was so massively dehydrated […]

Memories with Mend-Ooyo

Led by his assistant Munkhnaran, we eagerly tip-toed into the studio of Mend-Ooyo. We were incredibly lucky to earn this opportunity we knew, introduced to him by our friend Gabby’s mother Elaine, who’d met him while working for the New York Times. Hearing high praise from Mongolian friends we’d made in Ulaanbaatar, we knew we […]