Although I’ve never lived in a war-torn country, feared an oppressive government, suffered religious persecution, or fled genocide, I HAVE actually been detained in immigration and deported from a foreign country. I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone, but it has given me a unique perspective on the current immigration debate.

Jack-knifed fuel tanker. Lost tire. Stranded in the desert. Learn from our misadventures before planning your Namibia road trip.

A friend recently asked me to give her daughter, who was graduating from college, some real-world advice. My advice is directly opposite of the mainstream notion that you can do anything if you just believe in yourself. Here’s why.

First class safaris don’t have to break the bank. You can easily experience a champagne safari on a beer budget if you know where to book.

When I told my friends I was going to Namibia this summer, I got the same few reactions from everyone:

“Where’s Namibia?”

Or “What’s Namibia?”

And sometimes even “Why Namibia?”

The following story of our global family field trip appeared in Birmingham’s Over the Mountain Journal on March 15.  It gives a 30,000 foot view of our ~5 month journey. Amped-up Road Trip.

Well, we’re back home. It feels crazy being home. The little things that first world countries take for granted–and you live without when you’re traveling–we have back now. I’m talking about unlimited hot water, clean clothes at your fingertips, and a pantry to graze through. But then it doesn’t feel crazy. It feels like we […]

It took us 131 days to travel around the world. Watch Riley twirl through 10 countries in just 2.5 minutes.

Five months ago, if you were to ask me if I was looking forward to leaving for four+ months, the answer would have been no.  Nope.  Negative.  Not happening. Scratch that–actually if you were to have asked me, I would have most likely lied and said I was excited, with a fake smiled stretched across […]

When people learned of our “Global Family Field Trip” the responses were always the same: you’ll learn much more from traveling than you will from a textbook.  So I’ve created a 25 question quiz that summarizes some of the lessons we learned.  Please take it and let me know how you do!