Time is a feeling

One of the great luxuries of travel is the opportunity to be present, while visiting places we’d insist are “from a different time” – whether past or future. The future (I see you, Tokyo, we’ll get to you in a few months) is not as mysterious, and not nearly as intoxicating, to me as the…

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Trading comfort for closeness

Wasn’t sure what I would write about tonight. I was considering my options while I got ready for bed, brushing my teeth and washing my face…when I felt a sharp little sting on my right temple. I looked closer, and saw a tiny cut near my eyebrow. Where in the world did that come from?…

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Robert the dog, a cave, one gas station, several near-disasters, and being better tomorrow

Montignac is a gorgeous French village where we wished we had planned to stay longer…until we stayed longer than planned. The town is teensy. Montignac has a population of 2,700 or so, but I’ve seen Montignac also referenced as Montignac-Lascaux; Lascaux itself has a whopping 170 people – or, at least that was true as…

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Trusting the world

When we get to a new hotel, the boys love to rush in and explore every single corner. They race through and open every cabinet, flop onto every piece of furniture, test every light switch. I mostly hang back, watching, making sure they’re not about to destroy anything. I know they’re just excited and that…

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The flying part

Anytime we travel, someone along the way comments, “I don’t know how you do it, traveling with three little ones!” While I’d like to just smile, accept the compliment, and pretend that we are just amazing parents with children who make it easy all the time, that’s not totally accurate. I mean, the kids *are*…

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This is happening

So the day after tomorrow we head out for a round-the-world journey with our boys (currently 6, 6, and 3). This is happening. For real. I say this for myself, mostly, because even though we’ve been prepping for months and dreaming for years, it’s hard to believe the moment is almost here. But it’s true!…

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