"I wanna hang a map of the world at my house. Then I wanna stick pins in the locations that I`ve traveled to.
...But first I have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won`t fall down."
-Mitch Hedberg

Sunday, January 2, 2011

We're back!

When we stopped updating the blog seven months ago, I never thought restarting it would take a freaking New Year’s resolution. I can’t believe we put off posting for that long.

But I’m writing to let everyone know that the blog is back. And it’s gonna be sweet.

We’ve just arrived in Melbourne, Australia for the second leg of what is hopefully turning into a world tour, and we’re picking up the posts from here to keep everyone updated on where we are in the present. But we’ve still got heaps of stories to tell from New Zealand so don’t be thrown off when we pepper in backdated posts from time to time.

Also, the blog is evolving to include more topics than just our quirky little trip, so we’ll be featuring guest bloggers, travel book and website reviews, video blogs of destinations and events, and a growing interactive role for you – the reader. We want you to send us recommendations of where to go, what to see, what to do – anything that you’ve done or hope to do on your travels. Guess what? We’ll probably do it. We’re here for a while and are looking for the best trip possible. That means taking advice, tips, and even ridiculous suggestions from anyone and everyone.

Pushpin Pilgrim is going to grow as our trip unfolds. We started 2010 in Fiji and we’re starting 2011 in Australia, so who knows where it’ll end? The answer could be up to you.

Thanks for reading, guys.

Sincerely super duper sorry about the lull in posts,
Shawn and Caz (that’s Carolyn’s new nickname...don’t worry it’ll grow on you.)


  1. I have a day planned for you! Couldn't help picture you guys having a blast learning about how opals are made from dinosaur bones, going to Australia's largest indoor theme park, and then going for a beer at a local tavern.

    So with that said, you should visit The National Opal Collection http://www.nationalopal.com, the Galactic Circus http://www.galacticcircus.com.au/ and the Mitre Tavern!

  2. now THAT sounds like an awesome day!!
    thanks Don, we'll get right on that.

  3. Yippee! Have a wonderful time, can't wait to see how the year unfolds for you two. Keep the blog up for those of us who need to travel vicariously! Xx Anch

  4. Dude, you guys are awesome. I continue to live vicariously through you Shawn. Don't give up your awesome lives because then I wouldn't have a travel outlet.

    - Justin