Don’t you just love it after reading a story when you’re given the chance to catch up with the characters and learn what’s become of them?We’re only one month removed from the trip, but life in Los Angeles is surprisingly lovely. We use the word “surprising” because we were pretty much dreading our return. We […]
It’s hard to overstate the simple unadulterated pleasure of driving around in the dying light — far beyond the reach of any cellphone tower — just searching for wild animals.
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 […]
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 […]
Watch our family chase the myth of the “Perfect Moment” deep into the Sahara Desert.What we actually discovered out there was the meaning of “irony.” Once we arrived at our overnight camp in the desert, and darkness forced our cameras to stop rolling, the ephemeral “Perfect Moment” was quickly shaken off. It was replaced by […]
As we were strolling into the Fez medina at sunset the other night, strutting casually, feeling completely at home, we all laughed at a memory from six months ago. Way back in Buenos Aires in August (which seems almost like a different lifetime), we were warned that the train station is dangerous and don’t have […]
When you’re wandering the world, you never know who you’re going to meet.
From the moment we thought about the trip, we imagined crossing the Straits of Gibraltar to be this grand romantic moment — moving from one continent to another across the sea. But the more we read about the logistics of actually schlepping to the boat, getting tickets, the horror stories about the buses and taxis […]