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R & R in the Bahamas

Spa Time, South Korean Style

Top Japan Trip Experiences

Stepping into North Korea

Myeongdong Night Market

Traditional Korean Dessert Class

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

4 Days in Seoul, South Korea

Dotonbori Fun and Hogwarts in Osaka

Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto

Ramen Class in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Torii Gates

Playing with Otters!

Ninja Training

Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto

Geisha and More in Charming Gion

Traveling Back in Time in Kyoto

A Relaxing Afternoon at a Japanese Onsen

3D Digital Art Museum

Tokyo, Days 5 & 6 – Odaiba & the Bullet Train to Kyoto

Tokyo, Day 4 – Sensoji Temple and Cold Soba

Tokyo – Ninja Restaurant

Tokyo, Day 3 – Shinjuku & The Robot Restaurant

Tokyo, Days 1 & 2 – Harajuku, Shibuya, and Meiji Shrine

Helsinki, Finland

Fairy Tale Tallinn, Estonia

Riga, Latvia

2 Delicious Days in Vilnius, Lithuania

24 Hours in Copenhagen, Denmark

Snorkeling and Diving the Belize Barrier Reef

Ambergris Caye, Belize

A Long Layover in London

That Time I (Stupidly) Jumped Off a Bridge

When Beckett Jumped into a Gorge

Very Cool Day Trip to Chobe National Park, Botswana

3 Whirlwind Days at Victoria Falls

Kruger Days 2 – 6

A Magical Sunset Drive in Kruger

A Dream Day in Kruger National Park

Cage Diving with Great Whites in Simon’s Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

5 Relaxing Days in Beautiful Mauritius

3 Fantastic Days in Iceland

The Beautiful Golden Circle Tour of Iceland

Seeing the Magical Northern Lights in Iceland

2 Busy, but Fun Days in Copenhagen

Driving Tanks and Crushing Cars!

My Amazing Race Birthday Weekend

Family Visit in Oregon

I’m on a Boat (in Oregon)!

Hang Gliding Lessons

Riding Sand Rails (Dune Buggy) at Oregon Dunes

Sea World San Diego

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

2016 Ironman Eagleman 70.3

Indoor Skydiving at iFly

Santa Cruz, Galápagos

Diving with Hammerheads at Gordon Rocks

Snorkeling with Penguins at Los Túneles, Galapagos

Isabela Island, Galápagos

Diving Kicker Rock, Galapagos

San Crístobal Island, Galapagos

Welcome to New York! – by Mara

Scuba Diving in the Baltimore Aquarium

Mara’s First Concert – Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour

Legoland California

Go Kart Racing!

Cruising to Mexico

3 Days of Wine and Wandering in Sonoma & Napa

Taco Tuesday in Mexico

Blue Angels and More at the Miramar Air Show

Kirsten and Chuck Ride the Jetovator and Jetpack

Sand Sculpting Competition

Beckett and Chuck’s Trapeze Lesson

Interview with Beckett – A Year of Travel Wrap-up

Interview with Mara – A Year of Travel Wrap-up

Our Final Fling in Dubrovnik, Croatia

4 Nights in Kotor, Montenegro

A Quick Visit to Tirana, Albania

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Topkapi Palace

6 Days in Istanbul

Basilica Cistern in Sultanahmet / Istanbul

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Paragliding in Ölüdeniz, Turkey

1 Month in Fethiye, Turkey

White Travertines and Blue Pools in Pamukkale, Turkey

Markets in Fethiye, Turkey: A Photo Tour

5 Days in Gorgeous Santorini

Medieval Times in Rhodes, Greece

The Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, Greece

2 days in Athens, Greece

6 Wonderful Days in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral

Palace of Versailles

Visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris – by Mara

The Louvre

Day trip to Gibraltar

A Photo Tour of Almuñécar, Spain

Our House in Almunecar, Spain

How Living in Spain is Different than the US

The Alhambra

2 Days in Seville

Royal Alcazar, Seville, Spain

Seville Cathedral & La Giralda

A Photo Tour of the Streets of Marrakech

Jamaa el Fna Square in Marrakech (Cobras and More!)

A Photo Tour of the Souks (shops) of Marrakech

ATV/Quad Tour in Morocco

2 Days in Marrakech, Morocco

Italica – Roman Ruins near Seville

San Miguel Castle in Almuñécar

Día de Andalucía Fiesta in Almunecar

La Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona

3 Days in Barcelona, Spain

Going to a FC Barcelona Fútbol Game

2 Days in Oslo, Norway

Homeschooling Fun – Washington D.C. and Gettysburg

Day Trip to Forbidden City and Great Wall in Beijing

Interview with Beckett – Thailand wrap-up

Interview with Mara – Thailand wrap-up

What it’s Like to Drive in Thailand

Why We Loved Driving Around Thailand

Unusual Foods in Thailand

Thailand Recap – Kirsten

Fun Pictures and Signs from Thailand

Sunday Night Market in Chiang Mai

Buffalo Market

10 Things I’ll Miss About Thailand

Chiang Mai Night Safari

Loi Krathong in Chiang Mai, Part 2

Loi Krathong / Yee Peng in Chiang Mai, Part 1

Yee Peng (Sky Lantern Festival)

Road Trip Disaster (and Recovery)

3D Art Museum

Meditation Retreat – Kirsten’s Experience

Patara Elephant Farm

Halloween in Thailand

Buddhist Meditation Retreat – Chuck’s Experience

Sammy’s Organic Thai Cooking School

Warorot Market

Turtle Market

Red Chili Cooking School

Ziplining – Flight of the Gibbon

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

10 Year Anniversary at the Four Seasons

Monkey & Fish Cave near Mae Sai, Thailand

Black House – Baan Dam

Wat Chiang Man

Trying Durian

Fish Spa

Thai Silk Village (Silkworms & Factory)

Holding Bugs at the Siam Insect Zoo

Traditional Khantoke Dinner at Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center

Tiger Kingdom

Chiangmai F.C. Games

Longtail Boats on the Mekong + Snake Whiskey = Fun in Don Sao Island, Laos

Visiting the Golden Triangle (Border of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar)

Border Crossing – Mae Sai, Thailand to Tachileik, Myanmar

White Temple in Chiang Rai

Our First Border Run to Myanmar

Thoughts on Thailand – Week 6

Our House in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Bo Sang Umbrella Village

Welcome to Chiang Mai

Scuba Diving Koh Tao

Koh Samui, Thailand

Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) in Bangkok

Grand Palace in Bangkok

Kidzania Bangkok


Hong Kong

Aloha and Farewell!

Ironman 70.3 Hawai’i Race Report

Homeschooling – The Plan

Moving to Hawaii Advice

11 Smart Decisions (and 8 Mistakes) We Made When Moving

Year 1 Highlights in Pictures

1 Year Today!

Year 1 in Hawaii Recap – by Kirsten

Q & A – Kona Schools

Swimming with (Wild) Dolphins

How are the Locals?

Mauna Kea

7 Bucks for Cheerios?! The True Cost of Living in Hawaii

A Whale of a Leap Day. . .

A Transformation in our Kona life

In the Driver’s Seat

New Year, New House!

California Roadtrip

Thanksgiving, Scuba Santa and More

You Sank My Battleship!

Renting… with children

How Big Island Schools Measure Up So Far

Halloween, Coffee Picking and Mara’s Birthday

Ironman Inspiration

Ironman World Championship 2011

Let the (Ironman) Games Begin

Early October Update

We on Sea

Mixed Emotions

Hawaiian Culture: More than Ukuleles and Hula

Geckos, Ultralights, and Sunburn

Queen Lili’uokalani Canoe Race

Flying an Ultralight

Wednesdays are Kua Bay Day!

Birthday Fun

Floating Lantern Ceremony

LavaKids – Summer 2011

Things I’ve Learned About Kona

Vacation life vs. real life

5 Ways Our Life is Different in Hawaii

Freeing up some brain space

Coming in for a landing

What did we do with our stuff?

Month 1: Arriving and Settling Down

My hopes for our year in Hawaii


What the Hell Did We Do?

Home Sweet Home!

A Flood of News!

Be vewy quiet, we’re hunting houses…

Straddling the line between good-crazy and stupid-crazy

At long last, Aloha from Hawaii!

Top 10 Things I’m Going to Miss About Virginia

Here we go!

How we found our rental

The Kids Are All Right???

A Random Motivational Boost

How “The 4-Hour Workweek” Freed Our Minds

Have you found a place to live yet?

Goodbye House

Aren’t Hawaiian schools terrible?

Why Now? 10 Reasons this is the time to move to Hawaii

All about the Benjamins: Income

Thank You, Tim Ferriss

Why I see Pets.com stock sitting around my house

20 Things I’m Looking Forward to in Hawaii

The Story Behind Our “Year Abroad “

Wow, Just Wow!

Hawaii or Bust!

Where to Go, Where to Go. . .

Let’s Do It. Let’s Go!

Adventure is Out There