In January 2012, Darren and Sandy Van Soye embarked on an around-the word expedition they called Trekking the Planet. Over the next 424 days, they visited 53 countries on six continents. Their goal? To help kids increase their knowledge of geography and develop an appreciation for the cultural and natural significance of the world. The result? Over 850 classrooms from 20 countries followed their journey. Since taking their original Trekking the Planet RTW journey, the couple continues to travel with a deep commitment to geography awareness, an active lifestyle and sustainability.