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Why We Travel

Have you ever sat at work and dreamed of abandoning your cubical and traveling the world?  We are living that dream so come live vicariously as we perpetually abandon the cube.  The Abandon the Cube blog tells the stories, experiences, histories, methods, and costs of the adventures of Lauren and Mike.  Abandon the Cube contains a brief history and summary  of each country they visit in the destinations guides, as well as their travel recommendations, tips and guides to follow the same road. Follow their route in the maps section as you read along in the blog. Finally, the travelers have grown a sense of humor, check out the photos and, as always, contact us with questions or comments!

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Click on the images below to learn more about the individual travelers.

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Other Abandon the Cube Travelers: We also have Bill P. along on the ATC adventure during the 2010 Mongol Rally. You can read more about Bill here. In 2009 we had Matt D. on our Adventure through Turkey. Thanks for being a part guys, and for Abandoning your Cube with us!


Please contact us. We would love to hear from you! Currently we are on the road, so our responses may be slow in coming, but they will arrive.

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If you are a sponsor or advertiser looking for someone to test travel gear, write reviews on your products, or are interested in advertising on our site, please contact us and we would be happy to work something out with you if it is related to travel, adventure and life on the road.

You can reach both of us directly via: atc (at)

Or you can reach us individually:

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For more information on our recent travels in Central Asia, Turkey, and the Caucuses please download the newsletters below.

Central Asia ATC Newsletter
Caucus ATC Newsletter


How to Use This Site

Nearly all images on the site navigate to another section of the website, simply click on the image to navigate to a new page, or you can use the top navigation bar. Please spend a few minutes getting to know the site's layout and browse our photos, maps, guides, humor and blog. Anytime a word is underlined you can click on it to navigate to that page.

All information on this site is our own, including art work, photography, and banner designs. Please do not use them without our permission.

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Where are they now?

Find out where they are now and more in their travel blog and follow their route on the maps page, or read about the countries they have visited in the destinations guides. You can get a good laugh (or at least a grin) by looking through the humor and beer pages. Or just click through some of the 8,000 pictures of their journey.

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Did you know?

Lauren and Mike both hold degrees in non-western history. They both love the outdoors and their favorite TV shows are Deadwood (Lauren) and Arrested Development (Mike).

How we fund the escape

Currently, Lauren makes money as a freelance writer and amateur photographer while Mike works in online marketing consulting and does subway concerts on his guitar. Contact them if you are in need of either talent.

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Mongol Rally:

We have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to travel. We want to give back and have joined the Mongol Rally for their 2010 adventure charity! Learn more by checking out the Rally page.

Sponsor us!

We are looking for folks to sponsor us in the upcoming 2010 Mongol Rally, a massive charity adventure. To sponsor us, find out more on the sponsors page.