We called it our journey of a lifetime but knew only one of us would be getting our passport stamped. It was sometime in 2012 we started talking “afterwards” and surreal as it felt to be discussing a future we couldn’t accept, in a weird way it also helped us get there. So much was out of our control and for Brian the fighter that was especially hard to take… building a bucket list of destinations at least put him back in the driver’s seat, even if he didn’t really expect me to make it all the way through to the end.

I’m committed to him reaching all the places he nominated – and a few more besides – by July 2024, the tenth anniversary of his death. This blog follows his posthumous travels and puts them into a context that relates to the life this wonderful man lived. COVID-related travel restrictions (and a few pesky health insurance issues) have caused some delays in completing the remaining overseas drops, but as Brian proved more than once, with enough determination you can make things happen.

Just click on the thumbnails below to take you to the story and photos of that particular drop. Hope you enjoy the adventures and if you want to leave any feedback, please include your name.

(Re the photos… most of them are mine, but some of them aren’t. A few are from friends’ collections or stock photos I’ve used to flesh out collages and I’ve aimed to attribute these where possible.)