As we begin to address the mountain of questions that have poured in, we will start with the one that we unequivocally hear the most: “What do the kids do about school?” Once you tell a stranger that you’re taking a year off to travel the world, this is far and away the first thing […]
On the coast of Kenya, if you wake up early enough, you get to witness a few minor miracles.
Once we forded the river, we finally found the starting camp for our “Walking Safari.” Months earlier, when we signed up for this Walking Safari, we really didn’t know what the hell we were getting into. We were just following the suggestion of a friend of a friend of an acquaintance. See, for many months […]
We snapped all the “faces” below in the Samburu and Masai Mara regions of Kenya: Sub-Saharan Africa wasn’t on our original itinerary. It was our thinking that in the future we’d make Africa a trip unto itself. But as we began to circumnavigate the globe, we realized it would be plain wrong to make an […]
When traveling the world with your children, one of the rarest treasures is time alone.
A couple months back, we discovered an article about a new approach to working out that is very short and very intense. It requires nothing except your own body and a chair, and the entire workout lasts roughly seven minutes. There are twelve different exercises that you do for thirty seconds each with a ten […]
Outside Berlin, our family walks through Sachsenhausen, a concentration camp in operation from 1936-1945, and our heads fill with thoughts.
Follow the blacktop from Munich to Berlin at a top speed of 220 kilometers per hour (roughly 137 mph).
We’d heard stories about Venice in the rain — especially in the winter — when the entire city would be submerged in knee high water and you’d have to wear waders to get around. But this was the late Spring when we were there and we didn’t expect a relatively light rain to create water […]
In 2009, shortly after the death of Mark’s father, our family took a trip to Europe for six weeks. Before this, we had never spent more than three weeks on holiday — and Mark worried that he might not be able to stand such a long time with idle hands. So, as a lark, together […]