TwinF By The Numbers

By: leelefever on January 3, 2007 - 2:16pm

We've been geeking out a little and trying to summarize the trip according to statistics.  We think it's pretty darn interesting.

We'll start with the basics...

  • Days on the road                366
  • Countries Visited                 29
  • Hotels                               101                  
  • Planes                               40
  • Trains                               32
  • Boats                                19
  • Busses                              20
  • New Local Friends               19
  • Cars Rented                       9
  • Motorcycles Rented             7

    Now, let's look at the web site. TwinF was (officially) opened on October 3rd, 2005 and closed on January 6th, 2007.  In about 15 months:

  • We posted about 530 dispatches (350 while on the road)
  • You (and us) posted about 875 comments
  • 450 of you became TwinF members
  • You shared 125 travel experiences
  • We posted 24 original videos
  • We posted 140 dispatches from our mobile phone
  • Current Links on Technorati: (296 links from 87 blogs)
  • Current Alexa rank: 171,443
  • Current Google Page Rank: 6

What about photos? Ah, yes.  Photos are interesting... the links below go to Flickr photos sets.

  • Total photos taken: 14,340
  • Total photos shared on Flickr: 1,502
  • Total panoramas created: 94
  • Average total photos taken per day: 39
  • Average photos shared on Flickr per day: 4.2 
  • Country with most photos:  Japan (2,026)
  • Country with most photos/day: Sri Lanka (75)
  • Country with most Flickr photos/day: Banff, Canada (12.5)
I'm sure we could go on and on, but we'll stop now before we have to bust out the charts and graphs. 

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By: Ken and Stephanie on January 4, 2007 - 11:50am

Hi guys!

Wow, your trip and your site have come to a close.  We have soooo enjoyed following your journey over this past year+.  Even though we only met you for a few hours at the Corner Bistro during your first jaunt through New York, we could relate to every story, every photo, every frustration, every joy and every turn of your adventure... and, of the roller coaster of coming home that you're experiencing now.  Hang in there... you will always miss the trip, but that sadness will be balanced with the amazing memories that you share with each other, a sense of belonging to the world, kick ass photos to hang in your house, and the rare satisfaction of having accomplished something that so few others ever even dare to dream of. Smile  (Hold the cheese, I know... but I know you understand). 

Your website, writings, and photos, by the way, were unbelievable.  Most impressive was that you kept up with it until the very end.  We still haven't posted our Asia photos yet (never mind that we got back 4 years ago... eeek).  It's amazing the change in technology over the last few years since we took our trip... really wish we had had a Treo!!

Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us.  You let us relive our own journey all over again.

Next time you're in New York or we're in Seattle... let's please connect!

Best regards,

Ken & Stephanie

By: Anonymous (not verified) on January 4, 2007 - 5:34pm
Would you be willing to share the average cost per day for the trip? Maybe average/day by country? Estimating costs for a trip around the world is tough without knowing how to factor in all the unknowns. Getting some averages based on real experience would be helpful. I just found your blog yesterday and plan to read it from the begining. Thanks
By: leelefever on January 9, 2007 - 1:14pm
We've talked about this lately.  All inclusive, we spent about $75,000 for both of us, which equals about $200 a day (our budget was $150 a day, but we blew it).  We spent over half the trip in Asia, which was quite cheap (except the month in Japan).  As for our style of living, we didn't do many hostels, never a dorm and we didn't focus on trying to pinch pennies at all.  We traveled the way we wanted and that amount was sufficient. 
By: leelefever on January 5, 2007 - 4:53pm
Hey guys! So great to hear from you, and great to know you've been following along. We'll always remember the Corner Bistro in NY with you. It was so freakin cold then. I hope we'll get to see you guys again sometime soon.