Here I will be keeping you up to date on the itinerary we have so far.  I will cross things off as they are completed and put as many links in as possible for you to see where we will be :)  Please leave suggestions on places to see and things to do for us!!  We keep a pretty loose plan on where we will be and when we will be going so we can be available to do something at the drop of the hat so any recommendations are AWESOME!

February 24– Leave the wonderful country of USA for the adventure of a lifetime.  We will start in the Philippines

February 26– Arrive in Manila, Philippines and stay for 1 week

Fly to Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island, Philippines and stay for 1 week– planned on 2 but due to poor wifi we moved

Bus ride to El Nido Palawan Island, Philippines and stay for 1 week

Fly to Cebu stay for 1 week

Fly to Hong Kong  stay for 1 week

Fly to Penang, Malaysia stay for 3 weeks

Fly to Langkawi Malaysia stay for 1 week

Fly to Singapore, stay for 4 days

Train to Kuala Lumpur stay for 3 days

Fly to Surat Thani, Thailand

Ferry to Ko Samui, Ko Tao and Koh Phangan which are all islands on the gulf side stay for 2 weeks

Fly to Bangkok

Meet a friend in Bangkok and all fly to Chiang Mai, stay for 5 days

Fly back to BKK, stay for 6 days

Meet friends in BKK then fly to Phuket and explore Thai Islands

Siem Reap, Cambodia for 2 weeks

Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 2 weeks

Bali stay for 1 month

Cairns, Australia stay for 2 weeks

Sydney stay for 1 week : this was an update we got stuck in Australia due to volcanic ash

Bali stay for 2 months

Camp Junge in Bali

Chiang Mai stay for 2 weeks

Bangkok stay for 5 days

China and work/vacation through China for 15 days

Vancouver, stay for 2 weeks


Rio de Janeiro for NYE and then stay for 6 weeks

Jungle Camp in Rio

 Asheville NC

Cartagena Columbia stay for 2 weeks

The States to sell our material possessions

Cali for a quick road trip down the PCH

Vancouver for mini Jungle Camp

Napa for an epic wedding

Singapore and Hong Kong for work-related events

Barcelona for 3 months

Let me know if there is anywhere we have to visit and as always

Have fun and do everything,



  • Reply Pam McElhany ( Ashton's Mom) February 24, 2015 at 4:32 am

    I have a first cousin in Singapore. Her husband works for Chevron and they have two daughters. One lives there with them and the other attends boarding school here in the US. If you are interested in staying with her for a while, I’ll contact her. I’ve heard her home is quite nice.

    • Reply ebmercer13 March 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you Mrs McElhany!! I am not sure when we will get to Singapore but I will keep in touch!! Thanks so much for the offer :)

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