Jared Callahan & Sophie Bormann

Jared & Sophie

September 5, 2010

Jared Callahan & Sophie Bormann

Jared & Sophie

September 5, 2010

Hi friends and family! We are so excited to see you in September for the wedding week. We are really excited to spend time with you, and really really really excited to get married.

We are also excited for the 10 weeks after the wedding. We are going around the world! Seriously, all around the world in one direction. We're going to 14 countries, which you can see below. We are visiting cities we already love, new countries we are excited to love, orphanages, a monastery, a study center, and various churches and communities across the globe.

Many people have asked us why and how we are doing this. On this trip, we want to learn how to be married. We will be adventuring through new cultures and communities together, and dealing with the frustrating moments of travel together. We want to see the ways God is alive throughout the world, and experience all of it together as we start our life as a married couple.

You are probably wondering; how are Sophie and Jared able to get up and leave for 10 weeks? We are able to do all of this because of the unique blessings and situations in our life right now. Sophie has graduated college and has time to travel before starting a job. Jared has a fantastic job, and our amazing church is supporting us in this endeavor. They are allowing us to go on this trip and return with job security, knowing it will strengthen us as a couple and in our ministry.

So what is a honeymoon registry? This website allows you to participate in our trip! Instead of registering for lots of home goods, we've registered for lodging, transportation, activities, gear, and all sorts of adventures on our trip. We'd rather create memories and shape our relationship than acquire lots of stuff. You can read through what we're doing on our trip and pick an item you'd like to give us. Traveler's Joy tells us who gave us what item, so we can send you pictures of what we did with your gift! [We have also registered for some needed home goods. If you would like to give us a traditional gift, head to Target for our registry there!]

We would like to emphasize that your presence is truly our present. We are delighted to share in our wedding celebration with you. If you feel inclined to gift us with an item as well, this can help be a guide.

We love you.

Jared and Sophie

We're going to The Entire World!!

Costa Rica
Portugal
Spain (Northern Spain, San Sebastian)
France (Taize, Paris)
Switzerland
Austria
Germany
Czech Republic (Prague)
Croatia (Dubrovnik)
Bulgaria (Sofia)
India (Mumbai)
Thailand (Bangkok)
Australia (Sydney, up to Brisbane)
Fiji
Back home!!

Our Registry

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  • $100+
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Travel books will help us find the best places and deals. We like Rick Steves the best!
$1500
1/4
$100
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Before we leave we will make a run to our local REI to pick up everything that we will need to make the journey. It creates that same feeling that Jared gets when he walks into a Home Depot and Sophie gets in Anthropologie. Butterflies all over... : )
$5000
1/4
$100
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iTunes money for songs to put on our Travel Playlist.
$2500
3/5
$100
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We want to stay in "honeymoon" type hotels and visit some romantic waterfalls during the first week of our trip. [How great is that photo? haha]
$10000
3/7
$100
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Once the wedding week is over and we have finally made it to Costa Rica leaving the hotel room for anything already sounds exhausting. We would love to splurge for some room service for the first day of food.
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Rice and beans are the [delicious] staple meal, but we'd like to upgrade to a nice dinner together to end the "honeymoon" portion of Costa Rica.
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We're going to the orphanage, Hogar de Vida, that Sophie lived at in summer 2008. They host us very well and we just need to pay minimal room and board. (and we get delicious meals from the families there! ...that's Gypsy with her lunch)
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We love these kids. This gift will help buy something fun that we can bless the kids at the orphanage with.
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the bus system in Costa Rica is an adventure for sure, but it's also very helpful for getting around the country!
$3000
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$100
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Ice cream date. Sophie always craves ice cream, and Jared doesn't mind helping with that.
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Money to pay for dinner with Couchsurfer hosts (or hostel) in Portugal.
$5000
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Train ticket to get us from Lisbon, Portugal to Jared's favorite city in the world, San Sebastian, Spain.
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Renting bicycles in another country is a great way to see the sites and is pretty romantic.
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Lodging in San Sebastian (Jared's favorite city in the world).
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Lunch at Jared's favorite sandwich shop in San Sebastian.
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Train to the monastery in Taize, France (this photo is the outside of the monastery).
$17500
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The nightly cost of staying at the Taize Monastery in France for both of us.
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Train from the monastery to PARIS.
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Books will help pass time on long plane and train rides and bring us home with better literary educations.
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Paris!!! Two nights in a cute but affordable hotel. tres chic! (Sophie is excited to practice her French)
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Croissants and hot chocolate in Paris!
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Plane ride to Bern, Switzerland.
$14000
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L'Abri Study Center in Switzerland. This is the cost for both of us per night. Check out their website:
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Something fun in Germany. Probably a couple nights out with the people that we Couchsurf with. I hope they are wearing suspenders and eat brawtwursts...
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At some point we will be standing outside of an amazing sporting event wishing we were inside. I would hope that it will be a professional soccer match (life list #16). This buys us the tickets and some food once we are inside.
$10000
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Day trip to the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. It is the castle the Sleeping Beauty castle was modeled after.
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Winter Coat. We'll be traveling light, but halfway through we'll reach colder weather. Help us stay warm! The coat will likely be a donation when we head to warmer weather.
$3000
2/2
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Adventures (and lodging) in Hallstatt, Austria. We are going to nap, read, and rejuvenate.
$7000
3/3
$100
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Lodging in Prague, Czech Republic. Jared has been there one time. It is a very romantic city with a lot of history.
$8000
2/2
$100
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Food from local vendors. We're excited to try some local treats!
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We would love to hop on a bus for a really fun and adventurous day trip. We hope this takes us off the beaten path and provides for a fun day of bonding.
$10000
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Souvenirs. We'll probably find some fun things to bring back, if our suitcase can hold them!
$2000
8/8
$100
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We're need to take a plane from Prague or Berlin to Croatia. The company is called German Wings. We love the name!
$8000
2/2
$100
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Croatia is one of the places that is completely foreign to both of us. Jared cannot wait to explore, Sophie was quick to remind him that it'll be winter when we are there, haha. You would be sponsoring some sort of (maybe) chilly adventure here.
$5000
2/2
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A place to stay in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
$7500
3/3
$100
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A great breakfast together.
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We would love to go to a random concert on the trip. We love music, and odds are at some point we will be standing outside a concert venue wishing we were inside.
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Help us get to Sofia, Bulgaria!
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Tour of Sofia, Bulgaria. It is on Sophie's list of life goals to visit the capital of Bulgaria that bears her name. Since we don't know anything about the city, a fun local tour would be a great way to learn more.
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We'd love to visit a few museums along the way to learn about local culture.
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Night on the town...to enjoy a night out together as newlyweds!
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Help us train a portion of India. (Darjeeling Limited style, with less family drama)
$10000
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$100
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Everyone says the most unique thing about India is the smell. We'd love to taste all those smells (curry, not body matter), so help us enjoy a wonderful Indian dinner.
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Gift to churches we visit. We'll be staying with varying churches and we'd like to help give back in exchange for their hospitality.
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Sophie wants to take a dance class in its country of origin...maybe India? Jared will join too :)
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Take in a foreign film...or see something cheesy and American to remind us of home. So, in short, see a movie...and get popcorn.
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Thailand. Wow. Check out the Pee Pee Islands...haha (spelled Phi Phi I think). Please pay for our boat ride out there.
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Lodging in Thailand. We really want to find those over-the-water bungalows!
$10000
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We'll be visiting people in some poor neighborhoods that we'd love to take out to a nice lunch.
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I heard that people die on motorcycle taxis in Thailand. Help us pay for the upgrade to taxi cabs for sightseeing.
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Elephants are big and wrinkly and I want to jump on them. (Sophie wrote that..haha!) [No I didn't! -Sophie] An adventure, swimming or riding, with elephants.
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Thai massages have people who walk on your back? What?!? We want one.
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While we made this list one of our roommates suggested that Sophie get a "sundress shopping spree." (or other fun/needed item) We would not have thought to add this to the list, but since they thought it was a good idea, maybe you will too.
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We're going to be in Thailand, and flying to Australia, on Thanksgiving Day. Since we're away from our families, help us have a special meal together, if we can find any turkey around : )
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November is summer in Australia so we want to stay near a beach, please.
$15000
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It might be cliche, but the Sydney Opera House IS beautiful, so we'd love to see the outside and inside!
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Help us travel up the coast of Australia to get to our family near Byron Bay.
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Our "round the world" plane ticket allowed us to stop in Fiji for free, so help us enjoy two nights here!
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Sophie LOVES buying postcards. She actually has a postcard from every place she has ever been. She will easily buy 100 postcards on this trip. Help us afford that. It'll probably become something really cool in our apartment in OB.
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Every time he travels Jared suddenly becomes strangely addicted to Coca Cola. So, you would be kindly supplying one of those strange cravings on a long train/plane ride or when we are sitting in a cafe somewhere.
$200
26/50
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You are only allowed 3 fluid ounces on airplanes, so help us restock our toothpaste and sunscreen when we land in certain places.
$2000
1/2
$100
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This is a catch-all emergency account. Something will come up that we have not planned for. This account line is the silver lining in the clouds, the miracle in a rough spot, the relief in a moment of confusion.
$10000
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$100
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Carbon Offsets. Traveling definitely takes a toll on the environment, but we want to help offset the impact our trip will make. Buy a Carbon Offset that helps pay for things like planting trees and wind farms.
$4000
5/5
$100
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If nothing else grabbed your fancy, the plane flights are just plain costly. We would love if you would be willing to help us get from place to place!
$3000
290/300
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Photo album. When we get home we will have hundreds of photos that need to be printed. We would love to assemble a couple of different photo albums to have on our coffee table in our house. Sophie loves coffee table books.
$8000
2/2
$100
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$000
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