Around the World in 80 Days, Day 80: The Return

Exactly 80 days ago, Larry Alex Taunton and his son Zachary set out from the Rick and Bubba Show studio for perhaps their most ambitious undertaking yet: Around the World in 80 Days, à la Jules Verne. In search of the World’s Greatest Country, the two left U.S. soil to visit more than 20 countries at a breakneck pace, documenting their incredible expedition all along the way. Believe it or not, today is Day 80, and they’re finally home.

So what did they learn? What were their favorite places to visit? Best memories? And how, at the end of the day, does America stack up against the rest of the world? To bookend the journey, Larry and Zachary returned to the Rick and Bubba Show studio this morning for a lively final segment on all these questions – plus some bonus countries! Beginning with a countdown of their Top Ten Takeaways from traveling around the world, it’s quite an interview. Enjoy:


One more thing – this last lap has been a whirlwind, so in case you missed them, catch up with Zachary’s latest few vlogs below: