Our Story

Hi, we are Julie and Carlos – welcome to Our Global Trek!

This is a place where we can share our travel stories in a way that we have never done before – not just with friends and family, but with anyone out there who has ever dreamed about seeing the world with their own eyes. Now, a little more about our story…


  • was born and raised in Brazil, but doesn’t know how to play football or samba
  • has lived in 3 continents and visited 65 countries
  • is the main photographer of the blog
  • loves caipirinhas, dogs and the ocean


  • was born in China, raised in Canada, but went to school in the USA
  • has lived in 3 continents and visited 63 countries
  • is the main writer of the blog
  • loves noodles, sleep and gift wrapping


  • met studying abroad in Zurich, Switzerland
  • share our love of good food, the outdoors, and learning new things
  • have visited all 7 continents and want to continue exploring
  • are excited to share our travel stories with you!

Our Current Trek

We are in the midst of what we’re fondly referring to as “The Great Expedition” – the trip of our dreams to many bucket list destinations, criss-crossing the world. So far, it’s been a wild ride!

The highlight has been our top destination – Antarctica (!!!) – during which we:

“The Great Expedition” began in Africa, where we:

Then in South America, we:

After a brief interlude in Portugal, our adventures continued. We then:

Visiting all seven continent was achieved in Oceania, where we:

Keep following us for the next adventure!

Our Previous Treks

We previously spent a few weeks exploring parts of South America! This included our “Top 5” destination – the Galápagos Islands – as well as Ecuador, Peru (including Machu Picchu!), and Bolivia.

Our first ever big trek was the start of this site: from summer 2014 to spring 2016, we went on a journey throughout Asia! With a rough plan of where we wanted to go as well as these goals in mind, we left home with only the backpacks and what little we packed on our backs. Everyday was both incredibly challenging and rewarding.

Our Asia Year in Review has a comprehensive look back on our epic adventure. Read about our top Asia destinations as well as a breakdown of our budget and exactly how much it cost us. Here’s some “wisdom” we gathered along the way!

Starting in Hong Kong and Macau, our Asia Year saw us extensively travel through Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, MyanmarNepalIndia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, the PhilippinesIndonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. Check out the Travel Blog tab for all the places! We look forward to growing the list and recording our every move.

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Much love,
Julie and Carlos