While we were in Paris, we did a lot of long term planning (i.e. “Let’s go to Kenya in June”), but we neglected to figure out where we were going in the short term — as in immediately. So we drove out of Paris in a rented car, heading south, knowing nothing more than we […]
This translates into the simple phrase: “I don’t want to leave Paris.” After 86 cities, 43 flights, and roughly 228 days on the move, we decided to spend 34 days parked in one place. We lived out of closets instead of suitcases, cooked meals for ourselves, rode the Metro and Velibs instead of airplanes. Mark […]
While in Paris, we had the time and opportunity to wander through museums with our drawing pads and colored pencils, trying our hand at imitating the Masters. See if you can guess which family member drew which sketch below (clockwise from top left). [UPDATE: The answer to “who drew what” can be found in the comments […]
What kind of family would abandon their lives to discover the world? Well, it turns out that at any given moment, there are actually hundreds of families doing just that. We hear occasional stories about other families that are out on the road — and early in our journey, we would glance at other blogs […]
We’ve slept on the wooden floors of floating houses in Cambodia, shared cramped hotel rooms in Peru, shivered in freezing tents in the Sahara, and slept four to a train compartment in China. But for one month, we traded the lives of Nomads for the lives of Parisians. And what an incredible place in Paris […]
What does it mean to be “lifelong friends”? Well, Franny, Finn, Charlie and Sam bring literal meaning to the phrase. They met one another within 48 hours of each other’s birth — a consequence of the close friendship of their parents, Mark, Jen, P.K. and Beth. Now half a generation later, the Flackett-Levin family is […]
In Montmartre, Paris, a work of art springs to life from a blank page, and the process is captured in a single uninterrupted shot.
If the Lumière brothers — the visionary fathers of cinema — hailed from anywhere in the US, there would be a giant amusement park erected in their memory. But in Lyon, France, there is just the elegant Institut Lumière — one of the most enjoyable and fascinating museum visits we’ve had on our trip so far.
Today, in our ongoing quest to learn more about the world, our new friend Jean-Michel participates in “Take Your Middle-Aged Friend With A Camera To Work” Day.