About the Authors

Mary and Josh are a pair of Software Developers originally from Portland, Oregon and Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this trip, neither were big travelers, having together only been to Mexico and England for a week each, though Mary did travel extensively with her parents as a child. They enjoy back country backpacking, dungeons and dragons, bridge, reading, and apparently now travel, writing, and photography. They met at Harvey Mudd College in 2000 where Mary was studying Physics and Josh was studying Chemistry. They were married in 2005 and proceeded to live fairly ordinary (though frugal and rootless) lives up until 2009 when they hatched the crazy idea to quit their jobs and go on a grand adventure.