The short version:

Mike and Hilary lived together in a tiny New York apartment. They yearned to travel, but realized that they'd be old and wrinkly by the time they got a chance to see even half the places on their list. So they seized the day, packed up their tiny apartment (it didn't take much space) and set off to see the world.

SpotHopping is their story.

About the authors

Aside from travel, Mike and Hilary both love scuba diving, hiking, and the preparation and consumption of food. They simultaneously embrace humility and hubris, which is very important on a trip like this. And they're both huge nerds.

You can tell which one is writing by the background color:

This is Mike. Everything he writes will have this blue background.


Here's Hilary.
Her words show up in pink.

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