Forks and Jets

The true story of a couple or amateur foodie travelogues going around the world

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We are Eva & Jeremy Rees and we are going to escape.
We are escaping the 9 to 5, the 40 hour work week, the daily commute, cable television, apartment rent, owning furniture. We are escaping our small corner of the world, known as Los Angeles, because we believe there is a bigger world out there. We want to meet it, eat it, bump into it and get a better look at it.

Eva had a pastoral childhood in Poland with lots of chickens and sausages, and then came to California. She was lucky to grow up with parents who were curious about the world, sending her abroad and feeding her atypical dinners. She can speak enough of a few languages to order a meal, and she can usually drink the water.

For Jeremy, early travels were family camping trips to the California Coastline with its majestic beaches and towering redwoods. He had never left the United States of America— he didn’t even own a passport. You can’t marry an immigrant without growing more curious about the world out there. When your wife is adventurous to boot, hopefully it’s only a matter of time before escaping to some faraway place.

We’re not crunchy granola hippies trying to bring about world peace. We were yuppies, more or less. We had well-paying careers, nice toys like motorcycles and a classic car, and we were working on our investments and retirement. We are going to miss our 50 inch plasma TV and our shows on HBO and Showtime. Even for this trip we look more like a North Face ad than vagabonds, and our major concerns include kidney theft and sunburn. We’re still trying to figure out what some of the straps on our packs are for.

We don’t want to be content with two-week vacations once a year, sitting in front of a computer monitor and buying a home, mowing the lawn. Sometimes you have to escape the box completely to think outside it. The economy is upside down, our way of life is changing. We are looking for a new perspective because we know there is so much more to the world than what we can see from here.

We’re never too far away

Comments

  1. Geoff says:
    March 21, 2009

    I just found about your blog thanks to a comment over at mine – and am very glad I did, the design is stunning, definitely the best I’ve seen of any travel blog (and I’ve seen a lot while planning my trip).

    I can so relate to your comment about being more yuppies than hippies – I’ve even surprised myself with how much electronic equipment I’m planning to take with me.

    The trip sounds like quite an adventure – looking forward to reading about it now

    Geoff

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    • Team Rees says:
      March 21, 2009

      Great to meet you Geoff — we really like your blog, you’re a great writer!

      Thanks for the compliment, we made special efforts for the design to encourage us to keep up the blog while traveling, which I imagine won’t always be easy.

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  2. jen laceda says:
    May 14, 2009

    Just found your blog via Itinerant Londoner’s blog. I love food and I love travel. I also dream of travelling the world, but for now, I have a husband who can’t be away for more than a month and a 2-year-old girl. Your blog feeds me. I will be sopping up your adventures!

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  3. karolina says:
    June 2, 2009

    keep finger crossing for You guys!
    i admire You and will be watching :)

    take care
    karolina

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  4. Victoria says:
    June 14, 2009

    I love your site, and your obsession with food! We’re planning a RTW trip for about 18 months time and hope to do lots of eating as we go. The design of your site is gorgeous, it makes it a pleasure to read.

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  5. Ken says:
    August 26, 2009

    “We don’t want to be content with two-week vacations once a year, sitting in front of a computer monitor and buying a home, mowing the lawn. Sometimes you have to escape the box completely to think outside it. ”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself! All the best!

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  6. Rinku R says:
    October 24, 2009

    hai, how are you…? do you remember me..? iam rinku from kumily. we are meeting in a bus on way to madhurai.

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  7. Jim Hester says:
    October 29, 2009

    Eva…met your mom and dad on a tour in Tunisia. Wonderful people! We know where you got your adventuresome spirit. If you have half the energy of your mother or the wit of your father, you’re well equipped to travel the world!

    Jim and D

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  8. Lash says:
    October 21, 2010

    Hi Eva and Jeremy!

    My name is Lash. I’m also a long-term world traveler, origionally from the US. I’ve been on the road 12 years… and plan on anohter 10…

    I’m always happy to find other long-term travelers! Love the retro design of your website. And completely agree with your life perspective- get out there and see hte world!

    LIke you, I also have a travel blog. I’ve added a link to your site form mine. I’d appreciate a cross link, if you guys add links. (good way to move the site up in search engines)

    Meanwhile, nice tomeet you ! hope to meet up somewhere in the world.

    If you’re on Facebook, request me as a friend:

    http://www.facebook.com/LashWorldTour
    http://LashWorldTour.blogspot.com/

    look forward to hearing from you and following your adventures.

    cheers, Lash

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  9. Kindra says:
    October 18, 2011

    Hi Eva & Jeremy,

    Love your blog – great design and great content! I was wondering if you would like to swap advertising with us, and/or guest post. Let me know – Kindra

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