So who is going to be a part of this half-crazy, but all fun, challenge?  Come meet the travel bloggers that you are going to get to know a little bit better as they travel halfway around the world, writing, photographing and video blogging it all for your entertainment.

Michael Hodson of Go, See, Write — Your friendly organizer of this madness.  He closed down his law practice at the end of 2008 and took a round-the-world journey with two rules: no reservations and no airplanes.  Sixteen months, forty-four countries, and six continents later, he successfully made it back home having never left the ground, though having to make a handful of reservations.  He writes about that and other overland journeys on his website. Find him on Twitter, @mobilelawyer, and Facebook.

Nora Dunn of The Professional Hobo – Nora sold everything (including a busy financial planning business) in Canada, and has been traveling full-time since early 2007. Between freelance writing, volunteering, and travel hacking, her slow travels are financially sustainable. As something of an international train travel evangelist, she has traveled by train through over a dozen countries, including riding 16,000kms of Australia’s rails in an obscenely short amount of time. She’s excited to expand her rail repertoire with the Ultimate Train Challenge, and she challenges the other participants to keep up if they can! You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter (@hobonora).

Anil Polat of Fox Nomad — My name is Anil Polat, a digital nomad traveling the world indefinitely. I’m a formally educated anthropologist and former computer hacker (the good kind), currently traveling full-time completely funded by my travel blogs. He’s on Twitter, @foxnomad and Facebook.

Jeannie Mark of Nomadic Chick was a corporate drone who realized there’s lots to see, lots to do. Before she had a chance to say adios, her job suddenly quit her.  She sold all her belongings and set off to explore the world and grow exponentially. Along the way, she muses on location, state of mind and people.  She’s on Twitter, @nomadicchick, and Facebook.

And our fearless technology master, Chris Richardson of The Aussie Nomad . He’s on Twitter, @theaussienomad, and Facebook. A backpacker trapped in the body of a IT Geek, he is combining the two on an open ended journey travelling the world. His Australian heritage guarantees you he is always up for a beer and he’ll try anything at least once, maybe twice if he doesn’t learn the first time.