A morning visit to the Market in Hue; this is a typical market in Vietnam. We liked the one in Hue more than those in Ho Chi Minh City because so many of the women were in traditional clothing and hats.
A food stall selling herbs, eggs, and chicken.
A woman selling fish. [...]
It’s all about what lives in the water. Whether it is the sea or fresh water, Marlie wants to experience what lies under the waves. The other day I took her to the Aquarium here in Chiang Mai, I think this is the tenth aquarium she has dragged me to in various cities around the [...]
“I want to hold a baby cheetah!” Hannah was almost beside herself with excitement when she found information about the Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn. The movie Duma has long been a favorite of both girls, and the idea that we might get to interact with these impressive cats was a big draw. We were [...]
We spent a lifetime on the ranch, connecting people who live in cities to horses and the outdoors. Now, on the opposite side of the world, we’ve immersed ourselves in South African agriculture. We’ve learned that the reeds used for thatch grow only between the Breede and Gourits Rivers, and the plants take at least [...]
We go by our house from time to time, picking up things and dropping off others. Mostly in the extra garage that is not attached to the house, but sometimes inside as well. We make arrangements with our tenants to let us in. We’ve left quite a lot of our things inside, hastily packed in [...]
Harris hawks named Twiggy and Sid, from the falconry demonstration and education company Walking With Hawks
Their eyes have a brow bone that protects it over the top, turning down toward their beaks in a concentrated scowl. They are visual by nature, watching for prey with an intensity that makes them seem even more formidable. [...]
The sisters sharing a view of Andorra
Sometimes it feels like living under a microscope, being in such close proximity to the family at all times. There is no independent life, when we explore it is together, everyone wants to go along to the grocery store, taking the car alone means someone else is left [...]
The family has grown more egalitarian; teamwork through travel. The lessons are very clear and obvious. Not a lecture from a parent about some abstract thought, but the reality that if we don’t all carry our own bags we will miss the train. Understanding that to figure things out, like how to weigh and label [...]
Yesterday we visited Mirabella, the pirate fortress above the old town of Omis.
Before leaving to wander, I spent hours researching online schools. Having the specific need of a child in high school who would be returning to the public school system at the end of our journey meant there were not a crowd of [...]
On Researching Home Schooling for Older Children During Extended Travel
Our season of summer play is waning, the girls are back in school. The arrival of September reminds us of all the planning and things we need to get in order before we can start our ‘round the world walkabout in February; our planned departure is [...]