Great Meals and the Lessons They Taught Us

Dan and Grandma Kaliope - Apostili, Crete

We can learn from our food.Really.As I assembled photos and descriptions for our recent 2011 travel round-up post, I kept getting distracted. Perhaps unsurprisingly for those who know me, food was the culprit. I was continually drawn back to memories of unforgettable meals from each country -- memories not only of the taste, but to the time, the place, the … [Read more...]

2011: A Year of Travel Firsts

Happy Holi from Dhaka!

Often, when people hear that we’ve been traveling for five years, they think we’ve “done it all.” This could not be further from the truth – the more we explore of this world of ours, the more we realize how big and diverse it really is. This is something to be celebrated.When we began 2011 we could not have even imagined where this year would take us. Not only … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: The Hanging Church of Coptic Cairo

coptic church cairo

Coptic Cairo. The name alone exudes ancient, mysterious, almost mystical. People still live, work and worship in the same place as they have for thousands of years. It's a humbling walk back in time in this secluded Old Cairo neighborhood, whose tranquility belies the 22-million strong bustle of modern Cairo just outside.One of the highlights of Coptic Cairo: The … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays…and a Christmas Camel

Holiday Cheer and Camel Rides - Giza Pyramids, Egypt

From atop a camel at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, we would like to wish you and yours a very happy holidays!Wherever you may be, whatever you happen to celebrate, we hope your holidays and new year are filled with joy, peace and a little bit of adventure! … [Read more...]

Perception Busting in Egypt

Egyptian Man with Beard - Alexandria, Egypt

You guys are the Perception Busters. -- A comment on our Facebook page in response to our arrival in Cairo earlier this week. And a label we're happy to embrace.If you've been following us on Facebook or Twitter recently, you're probably aware that we've been in Egypt this past week.Egypt? But isn't it unsafe now? … [Read more...]

Keep Tickin’: Life Inspiration from Nonagenarians

Audrey and Grandfather - Black Mountain, North Carolina

Last weekend, I arrived in Asheville, North Carolina to visit family. And boy, was I tired.The last two months have been chock full: traveling from Central Europe to Crete to Istanbul to Iran, back to Istanbul, Germany and finally to a series of family visits up and down the east coast of the United States.But I’ve been feeling a little spent. It’s not only … [Read more...]