Memory is ridiculously fleeting. Almost instantaneously as we arrived home, we could feel the trip slipping from something we were doing to something we had done. It’s startling how quickly the present becomes the past. So on our fourth day back in Los Angeles, before we even officially returned to our house which was still […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s nothing like cooking at home with friends. Even if the home is rented through airbnb and the friends are brand new. The feeling of making your own food and sharing it around your own table and laughing is one of the best in the world.
As we travel, many friends back home have sent us gifts. These gifts have come in the form of introductions to their friends in faraway places. These “friends of friends” we’ve met along the way have provided some of the richest experiences on our journey. In Barcelona, our friend Kate told us we had to […]
It’s a five and a half hour drive from Delhi to Jaipur. We took a detour. Please watch what we discovered.
Throughout our travels, we’ve discovered a handful of villages (complete with schools, stores and hospitals) floating in the middle of vast bodies of water throughout Southeast Asia. The first was in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. The second was a fishing village in Thailand. But we didn’t get to know either of these villages as intimately […]
As soon as we arrived at Odong, an ornate temple dedicated to the past kings and queens of Cambodia built high atop a mountain about forty kilometers from Phnom Penh, a handful of local schoolboys approached us. We didn’t realize it at that time but we were about to have one of the most unexpected and significant […]
In People’s Square, thousands of aging Shanghainese parents gather every Sunday to try and fix up their unwed sons and daughters. When we heard about this, we knew it was something we had to witness — and we also knew it might be wise to bring along a bonafide Chinese bachelor to introduce us to […]
Speaking in Japanese (with handy subtitles), Finn takes you on a brief tour of Sensō-Ji, an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo. This is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most well-known. Tourists from all over the world visit Sensō-Ji every year. On the day we were there, we counted eleven different field trips of […]