Merry Christmas from Daytona Beach!

December 25, 2016 in North America, United States

Every year for the past three I’ve consciously made this our “last family Christmas.” I’ve been tangibly aware, for a while now, that my young people are flying the nest […]

Christmas Crazy: Welcome Home

December 23, 2015 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

My house, at this moment, is a rodeo. At five thirty, when I gingerly tiptoed to my kitchen to quietly make tea and then tiptoe to my seat at the […]

Ghosts of Christmas past

December 25, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

When I was a little girl, Christmas was pure magic. Snow covered log cabins, ice skating on winter afternoons, hot chocolate with marshmallows and peppermint sticks. Christmas mornings were cinnamon […]

Christmas Letter-2013

December 18, 2013 in Inspiration

I have been trying to write this letter for days. Life keeps getting in the way.  It is cold this morning in Indiana. The trees have pulled the thick blanket […]

Family travel instead of holiday gifts, with Thomas Cook

December 17, 2013 in Inspiration

‘Tis the season to buy stuff, right? I’ve been asked several times in the past month “what we do about Christmas” and what we recommend giving as gifts to travelers. […]

The gifts we give: Reflections on presents and presence

December 11, 2013 in North America, Travelogue, United States

This time last year we were in Borneo. Orangutans, jungle walks and old head-hunter skulls for Christmas. We rented this house on stilts in Miri, on the border with Brunei, […]

On grumpy elf & ironing

December 9, 2013 in North America, Travelogue, United States

Perhaps the hardest thing about this friends and family tour through the midwestern United States is the pace. Eighteen sets of loved ones hugged tight within the past three and […]

Christmas Letter 2012: A Year In Review

December 20, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia, Travelogue

Since I’m not sending a paper Christmas letter this year, I thought I’d post it to the blog. For the folks who are used to getting an envelope in the […]

Our Travel ABCs

January 5, 2012 in Africa, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Europe, France, Germany, Guatemala, Inspiration, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, North America, Travelogue, Tunisia, United States

I came upon a post like this on a new blog I’m exploring Mama’s Got Wanderlust. Of course the name resonates with me, you ought to check it out. It’s […]

The Year In Review: 2011 Photo Essay

December 31, 2011 in Belize, Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, North America, Travelogue, United States

It’s been a five country year for us, across North and Central America. We thought you might like to take a quick trip back through 2011 with us in pictures: […]