Shindells – Four to Go

A Family Chases Summer Around the World

End of a Chapter

We are finally back in our house after 24 months and 22 days on the road.  What a grand adventure this has been, yet coming home is bittersweet.  We actually … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 11 Comments

Morocco – 52 Days from Timbuktu

“Fifty-two days” responded Mohammed, our Berber guide, when queried how long it would take to get to Timbuktu.  “By camel” he added when noticing our quizzical facial expressions.  My first … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Peaceful Papua

Located off the north-western side of the island which is split between the countries of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, Raja Ampat is an archipelago in the middle of the … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Unknown

As I stood at the sink of the hut doing the breakfast dishes on our last day of trekking, I asked the woman standing next to me, a Danish mother … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

At Home in a Foreign Land

Travel in Asia is hard, really hard. There are a number of aspects which began to wear on us after a while – the different conception of personal space, a … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

A Kid’s Guide to Trekking

By Lucia As a kid coming from the USA, I never thought that I would be taken on an around the world trip by my crazy parents. But I did, … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Most Perfect Week Ever

Traveling is different than vacation.  Vacation is for relaxing and having “down time”, but traveling is  hard work.  Yes, it great fun and there is little else we would rather … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Travel Vignettes

This is a hodgepodge of short thoughts we have had recently, none of which warrant a full post so are put together. A Boy and His Dog(s) Anybody who knows us, … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

Pride, Grit, and the Power of MineCraft

If there is one thing that this trip has taught us, it is that we tend to take the more difficult path towards our goals.  We rarely choose the easy … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 9 Comments

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Days ’til we Leave

The Big DayJune 28th, 2013
On the road