Why Are We Doing This?

Originally posted on 'Are We There Yet?':
When we tell people that we are heading off around Australia, travelling with 3 kids aged 7 and under, with a camper trailer to live in which is probably smaller than the size of your average bedroom, for the next 6 or 7 months – many people think…

The root of all that is wrong with the world.

Originally posted on A Leaf in Springtime:
This is my son in the arms of Sima, our housekeeper and my closest companion in Afghanistan. Being house bound a lot during our two years in Kabul, I spent almost everyday in the company of Sima in our old, large, rambling house in Wazir Akbar Khan. We would sit together in…

An impulse for Grand Adventure

Originally posted on BlinkPacking:
I have always dreamed of purchasing an Airstream travel trailer, throwing caution (read: my job) to the wind, and cruising the winding roads of America with no clear destination in mind and no end-date in sight. Reality check: I have been married for a decade, I have a three-year-old son, I…

How to Become Fearless

Originally posted on Everywhere Once:
Hey, that’s my ride! Editor’s Note: This article first appeared here on January 1, 2011. We’re publishing it again as a perennial New Year’s reminder. We also updated the headline photo to show one of the fears we faced since writing these words 12 months ago. Be sure to leave…

The constant traveller

I keep coming across the story of Gunther and Christine Holtorf who travelled non-stop for more than 20 years! As the Berlin Wall fell, the German couple set-off on an 18-month road trip around Africa which lasted 23 years, 800,000 kilometres and 200 countries. It’s made me dream about what it would be like to…