Thank You!: A Job Well Dunn

Thanks entirely to your support, we just hand-delivered a check for $4,500 to the Well Dunn Foundation over dinner last night with Chris, Deborah, and Amanda Dunn in Atlanta! What a moving way to finish up our 3 months of world travel!   We also learned some truly inspiring stats about the Well Dunn Foundation’s […]

What’s Next? East.

What do you do when you’ve just driven 10,000+ miles across one-third of the world? The Goulets were faced with this question upon finally arriving in Ulan Bataar, Mongolia at the completion of the Mongol Rally. The answer: you keep going east until there’s no more world left to travel. That’s right – instead of […]

We Made It

Ulan Bataar, it’s great to see you. After 48 days on the road, we literally busted through the gates of the finish line to conquer Mongolia on two completely flat tires. Chinggis Khan, watch the F out! IT’S THE GLOBAL GOULETS! Thank you, world, for the tremendous support we’ve received along the way. What’s next for […]

Chapter VII: The Road to Hell is Paved with Potholes and Bureaucracy

Land Ho!   Waking up to the gentle sound of waves lapping against the side of our monolithic cargo ship, we peaked out the cabin window to see the sweltering coast of our next port of entry, Turkmenistan.   As we pulled up to the harbor, the ship’s wench, Frances, gathered all the ralliers and […]

Chapter VI: Busting it to Baku

Into Asia we go, with one goal in mind: hustle east as quickly as possible until we reach Baku, Azerbaijan, the launching pad for an erratic and unpredictable ferry ride across the Caspian Sea to Turkmenistan. So, we set out to cross 3 countries and 2 borders in 2 days, ideally arriving in time to […]

A Case Study: Mongol Rally Highs and Lows

Where last we left off, the Global Goulets were going truly global by expanding our adventure onward and eastward into the Asian side of Istanbul. Asia! A whole new continent to discover! We couldn’t contain our excitement.   As the careful reader has observed, the Mongol Rally represents an epic and ever unfolding series of […]

Chapter V: Meet the Turkish Superman

We woke up Wednesday morning in the same hot box we fell asleep in, realizing that no, the previous day was not a nightmare, but real life: we still didn’t have our car registration, our car was nearly undriveable due to a shot clutch, and we were all outrageously groggy from the worst night sleep […]

Chapter IV: Bulgarian Blues

Warning: the next segment of the Goulets adventures is filled with low moments of anguish that may cause you to swell up with sympathy. Please keep in mind that our fortunes do inevitably turn around, making future joyful moments of jubilance that much more satisfying. Until then, buckle your seatbelts… We spent the morning after […]

Goulets, Meet Stans

    Hello. You guys still there? Okay, we are too. Just letting you know that we’ve hit the ‘Stans and internet is now just an old friend we fondly remember while trying to navigate Turkmeni desert roads. Since last we spoke we’ve had a long voyage across the Caspian Sea by ferry, experienced incredible Turkmenistan […]

Chapter III: Inside Magical Romania

Day 5. It was Thursday and your Global Goulets were now in what appeared to be a committed relationship with our friends, Breaking Khan, aka the other Eric Alex and Brida (Brian + Ida = Brida). We got an extremely late start to the day after a wifi pit stop transformed into a full blown […]

Chapter II: Czech Republic to Austria

Driving into Czech Republic granted Eric and Brian the opportunity to brush up on our basic Czech language skills learned 4 years ago while abroad in Prague. But our minimal Czech retention didn’t stop us from busting out some very impressive “dobry dens,” “taks,” and vebornyes!” We were just 20 kilometers short of the famed […]

Chapter I: The Launch – London, England to Wurzberg, Germany

The boys are off! After tireless days of preparation, last second procrastination and a hint of panic, we packed the car to the brim and left our little flat in Brixton to join the rest of the Mongol Rally pack for the Launch Party at Battersea Park. Dressed in our finest Robert Goulet getup – […]