A few friends have done it, and two of my brothers have done it... and now I'm thinking about doing it. I don't know if I'll ever be able to find the time, get off work.. or get the go ahead from the family to actually go off for a few months... but, I'd like to. I'm just curious if anyone here has taken the trip? How long did it take? I think my brothers had planned 3 months but only wound up taking 8 or 10 weeks to do it. >sigh< Maybe I need to come up with a more practical mid-life crisis.