Settling back into a singular address, sleeping in the same bed with the same pillow, establishing the school bus morning ritual, learning the quirks of our apartment: it was fun at first. It had been a long time since we had played the part of responsible, upstanding permanent residents. We met our new neighbors. We […]Read more "Recolor your memories"
The red and yellow dragon heads lay lifeless on the sodded grass, feathers spilling over onto the newly poured concrete curb. Toddlers grabbed and tugged at the feathers and pounded aggressively and without rhythm on the giant drum. Mostly young, white parents sipped craft beers and chatted, for many of them it appeared to be […]Read more "In search of Chinese New Year"
A reflection on the one-year anniversary of going on the lam and traveling the world with our family.Read more "Make your very own wrinkle in time"
The questions (and answers!) we are asked most often about our travel adventure.Read more "7 most frequently asked questions about taking a year off to travel"
I thought coming home would feel like slipping on an old pair of my favorite jeans.Read more "What it feels like to come home"
Ninety days into our journey, we share a few thoughts on our experience so far.Read more "90 day update from the road"
“Oh my god, what have I done?” Yep, that’s about the only thing running through my head today. What the hell are we thinking?Read more "Back-breaking backpacks"
Last night the headlights of my rental car were shining directly on a grave, deep in a remote area of Northeastern Georgia. (Think Armenia and Azerbaijan, not Atlanta.) “You’ve reached your destination,” said Google maps. “God dammit,” said me. In the excitement and quick pace of our travels, we put too much faith in Google […]Read more "From Google to graveyard: the road less traveled"
After posting a shortened, top-five list of things we’ve learned on our travel adventure, some of you wanted more. Here’s the original, full list of 90 things we’ve learned after traveling to 23 countries so far, coming to you from country #23, Jordan. (Note: you can find numbers one through six in the original post […]Read more "90 things I’ve learned from this adventure"
Our big world is different in many small ways. At the risk of sounding trite or uncultured, I’ll share with your four examples that have fascinated me to a great proportion that I would have imagined and even helped jump start my creative thinking.Read more "Insignificant travel curiosities that spark creative thinking"
Jet lag makes you feel miserable. Your body and mind function like separate people; one is exhausted and wants to stay in and watch Netflix, the other is ready to head out to a dance club.Read more "Breaking news: Trampolines are the miracle cure for child jet lag"