Welcome to One Year on Earth, the place where we (Derek and Shanna) will chronicle our year-long trip around the world, which begins on September 5th, 2007 — three days after our wedding.  Our first stop is Paris, and then we’re headed to places a bit more off the beaten path.  (See Our Itinerary for more details.)

We hope to use this site — our first attempt at blogging — to share photos and videos from our travels, as well as (we hope!) to tell stories of great adventures along the way.  We would also love to solicit from our readers suggestions for the places we’re visiting.  (And if anyone has advice for two newlyweds spending their first year of marriage living out of backpacks, we’re all ears!)

Thanks for joining us on our travels!