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Vienna, Austria

With our small caravan, we made progress slowly. Having stopped for food, for water and for gas and bathroom breaks (all at separate times...

The Bone Church

The Bone Church is roughly an hour outside of Prague to the east, which was great for us since east is the general direction of Mongolia....

Prague, Czech Republic

If you are going to get hopelessly lost driving in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language and can hardly read the signs,...

The Czech Out Party at Klenova Castle, Czech Republic

It was early evening when we finally pulled into Klenova Castle’s mighty camping area. It was not an easy sight to miss because the...

The Epic Return to Deutschland

Having spent a great deal of my youth in Germany, my ten year absence made me wonder what would have changed since I graduated high school...

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Crossing into Luxembourg was an exciting experience, and the car filled with wild cheering and hollering as we officially left Belgium. Few...

Reasons to Avoid Belgium

After the official launch party and race around the Goodwood track, we set off toward Dover to catch the ferry to France. We made a few...

Goodwood Race Track and the Festival of Slow

The Mongol Rally launched on July 24th from the Goodwood race track where the Festival of Speed is held annually to the great glee of the...

The Colonials Win Again

Prior to the Mongol Rally’s official launch, several dozen teams met the night before at the Goodwood Estates camp ground. To amuse the...

Final Checklist – Mongol Rally Launch 2010 at Goodwood Estates

With only days until the launch of the 2010 Mongol Rally, Bill, Mike and I are busy outfitting the car, working on last minute paperwork,...

Trying on my First Sari

While in London, Bill is staying with some friends from college. They were kind enough to have us over for dinner. Oz is from Sri Lanka,...

The Historic Titanic and Mayflower Passage

We left the Brooklyn docks in the intense heat index of 110 degrees F on July 6th.  Hauling our backpacks, chalked full of (almost)...

London Museums, and a Million Miniature Clichés

Arriving in London was quite the experience having been at sea for the previous week. We caught a bus from Southampton to Victoria, the...

The Queen Mary II – Review

Nothing can compare with the Cunard line when it comes to luxury cruising. We found this out in vivid detail over the course of a seven...

A Mad Dash Across the Continent (Part 2 of 2)

We spent the night in New Jersey at the airport hotel, and fell asleep somewhere around 4am after a silly sprint around the city returning...

A Mad Dash Across the Continent (Part 1 of 2)

On the 3rd of July, we booked a boat leaving from New York on the 6th of July. Since I don’t fly (and most un-winged mammals shouldn’t)...

We Love Our Sponsors! THANK YOU!

We’d like to offer a giant, humongous, ridiculously large, massive, heart-felt thank you to our sponsors! For high-quality designer...

Why American’s Can’t Bargain – a Guide to Doing it Right

I noticed something recently on an American TV show called ‘Pawn Stars’ and that is the fact that Americans have no idea how to...

Financing a Year on the Road – How we did it

One of the most common questions we get is about financing our travels. We left Shanghai, our apartment there and our jobs in May of 2009....

Revamping the Website: Call for Suggestions

We’re busy brainstorming ways to make the Abandon the Cube website more accessible, easier to use, more graphically pleasing and better...

UK Discount Codes

As many of you know, we’ve been busy preparing for the upcoming Mongol Rally. In so doing, we’ve been looking for a lot of equipment....

Call for Submissions –Best Cube Abandoning Films and Books

We recently watched “Running the Sahara” a documentary about three dudes who literally ran from west to east across the Sahara. After...

Documentary Review: ‘Running the Sahara’

Few documentary films offer more adventure, travel, excitement, danger, cultural education, athleticism and an inside look at human...

Who Let the Loonies Out? – Talk Radio in America

I’m growing a bit concerned about the folks on talk radio in the USA. We’ve had ol’ Limbaugh for quite some time, but recently I’ve...

Introducing the Abandon the Cube Mongol Rally Car!

After much stress, hours of searching, and countless overseas calls done by Bill I got word today that our sweet, sweet baby has been...