We’re travelling around the world for a year.


how it started.

We decided earlier this year to leave our daily routines and explore the world. Starting April 2016, we’ll be traveling abroad for a year. For Alex, this is time for a break, self-introspection and enrichment. There is much to learn in the world – about people, about management, and, simply, about life. For Madie, this is a time for exploration, art and fulfillment. She wants to document the world and explore the world’s love for food through her photography.

This is not a blog about travel budgets or the best credit cards, but rather, a way for us to share our experiences with the people, places, and things we encounter, and of course, the delicious food we’ll eat along the way. 

El Salvador, 2012.

El Salvador, 2012.

Doing something meaningful.

Although this year is for traveling, we’re always willing to give back. If you or your organization needs volunteers, photography or documentary, please don’t hesitate to contact us. As a couple well versed in art and tech, we’re looking to find unique opportunities with partners who share the same values. We want to take advantage of this amazing journey and connect with as many people as we can, all while giving back and doing good.

For details about our route and schedule, contact us at hello@alexandmadie.com.
To partner with us, contact us at partnerships@alexandmadie.com.



Worldreader is an organization that promotes literacy around the globe via e-books. Their mission is to bring digital books to every child & her family, so that they can improve their lives. We spent time with families and communities in Delhi, India.

Mobile School is a Belgian organization dedicated to educational development of working street children across the world. In Sucre, Bolivia, the program is supported by CERPI (IPTK), with the movable blackboard traveling to eight locations a week.

Mondulkiri Project is an rescue program in Sen Monorom, East Camodia, aiming to give elephants a happy retirement. They also help protect surrounding rainforests and tribal communities, providing them with jobs, healthcare, and education.

Sapa O’Chau is a grassroots social enterprise in Sapa, Northern Vietnam. It funds educational projects for ethnic minorities by organizing responsible trekking and homestay services with minority village families in the region. 

El Salvador, 2012.

El Salvador, 2012.


We will be documenting the entire journey on our blog. Alex will be writing mostly about management and his learnings through traveling. Madelene will be sharing stories through her photography.

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