One of the most frequent questions I am asked about our 11-month round-the-world trip, is “How did you pack?” And when I tell people that I packed everything I needed into one carry-on bag and a daypack, their eyes widen. Frankly, I used to pack more than that for a weekend away, so I understand more »
“So… how does it feel to be home?” asked, well, every single person I know, when we returned from our 11-month round-the-world family adventure. At first it was: “Great!” Seeing family and friends, eating all our favorite foods from home, going to our favorite shops – where we knew exactly what we could find and more »
“Do I have legs in my teeth?” asked Magnolia. It was a fair question. She had just eaten the hind quarters (or, more accurately, hind third) of an ant, a Colombian delicacy known as hormigas culones (or, ants with large behinds). It was a day full of discovery as Bogota Bike Tours took us all over the more »
“So… where are we going, exactly?” I asked, or at least I think that’s what I asked, in my halting Spanish. The bus we were on had been more crowded than any we’d experienced anywhere in the world, but now we were just about the only ones left on it. A large building surrounded by more »
We’d had an exhausting 6 weeks. First it was our whirlwind camper van adventure in New Zealand, spinning the odometer on a 1973 VW so quickly we thought it might crack. Then more driving from Sydney to Melbourne in Australia, then some brutally long bus trips to get us from Ho Chi Minh City in more »
Oh, the joys of the chả giò. Vietnam’s fried spring rolls have been on Calla’s mind for a while now. We’ve made the fresh version of spring rolls at home many times. In fact, they are something of a specialty of Calla’s. She even made them for Christmas dinner one year. But we’ve never even attempted more »
Take a look at Paige’s article, 5 tips for traveling with your family without killing each other, over on the Hostelworld blog. She is living proof that these strategies work, having traveled with her family across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe for the past 7 months without a single homicidal incident.
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