Sticker Shock Iceland

      Iceland is a country of outstanding and sometimes alien beauty, but it costs. A lot. It is not a budget destination. On our first day in Reykjavik, we wanted a quick lunch after our morning jet-lag nap. The owner of our apartment recommended a pizza place around the corner. An eighteen inch … More Sticker Shock Iceland

Where we’re going

Solidifying our route around the world was a lot harder than I imagined. Our country itinerary is as follows:  Iceland, Netherlands, South Africa, Italy, the Maldives, China, New Zealand, Hawaii,  and Mexico in that order. How did we choose those locations? I wish I could say it was all very logical. Really, it was a … More Where we’re going

I have to miss what?

Flash forward ten minutes from our decision to travel around the world: “That’s a little selfish, don’t you think?” “I don’t hear you offering to change your plans.” “You’re going to tank a trip around the world for that?” Picture Tim, Faith, Aidan and I still arranged around the kitchen island with our dinner detritis … More I have to miss what?

Where to Begin

Over an unremarkable dinner several weeks ago, our family of four decided to take a trip around the world. The idea to uproot the children, throw aside our comfortable lives and plunge into financial turmoil originated with the noblest of beginnings: straight-up envy. My friend Elizabeth mentioned her plans to travel the United States and … More Where to Begin