Welcome to the official
web site of the Long Sabbatical 2000! It represents the fulfillment
of a dream that's been a year in the making for both of us. We hope
that those who stop by for a visit leave with several things:
An understanding of who we are
and what made us decide to spend a year circumnavigating the globe
Some information on how we prepared
for the trip
The latest on where we are, what
we're doing, and who we're meeting
Some information that might help
you in planning your own adventures
A lasting image of the people
and places we've seen
A different view of the world
Starting in February of 2000, we'll
leave our home in Atlanta and head out for parts unknown (well, somewhat
unknown. We know basically where we're going, but plans are always
subject to change!). We hope to be awed by incredible natural beauty
and changed by the culture and history of places and people. We
want to get to know ourselves, each other, and friends along the way.
In an effort to keep those at home updated with news of our adventure,
we've enlisted the help of that ubiquitous tool that we don't know how
we ever lived without, the World Wide Web. We'll be updating the
site as we travel in Journal 2000, so we invite
you to sit back, read along, and experience the world from our perspective.
- Christie and Wiley Long
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our travel health insurance from imglobal, our ski
insurance from ColoHealth.com, and some of our nutritional supplements
from The Life Extension Foundation. Help keep this website free
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Luxury Train Trips Around the World (May 17, 2013 15:35) Private railway excursions in Russia, Canada, Spain, Africa and Asia offer white-glove service, gourmet cuisine, upscale surroundings and access to remote parts of the globe.
Life in Venice (May 17, 2013 10:06) Immerse yourself in beauty with a jam-packed weekend exploring the city's famous Biennale.
A Spa With Just One Guest: You (May 17, 2013 03:14) Hotels create secluded spaces to shield guests from awkward robe-clad encounters and bachelorette chatter.
Texting While Flying: Help for Pilots (May 16, 2013 20:40) Pilots and air-traffic controllers texting each other? OMG! Airline flights are finally starting to communicate the way the rest of the world does. How long before the U.S. catches up?
Trekking in India's Himalayas (May 13, 2013 12:30) The three-day hike to Har Ki Doon offers a high-mountain experience minus the tourist hordes and steep climbs.
Top Private Art Guides (May 10, 2013 21:58) Get a custom course in art and culture with private excursions to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, the ancient Roman library of Celsus or to the Met's Chinese Garden Court.
We Love Paris in the... (May 10, 2013 10:50) From cafés that capture the spirit of Paris to shops where you'll find items with that certain je ne sais quoi, a connoisseur's guide to embracing your inner bon vivant.