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Exploring Athens in Summer: Top 5 Must Do

Make no mistake about it, summer in Athens is HOT! We spent a month and a half in Athens and the surrounding areas this summer. At times,...

Adopting from China: A Bump in the Road

As with our two lovely kids, we'll find out who our adopted daughter is as she grows and lives with us.

Adopting from China: The First Steps

Adopting from China, our adoption story. We started the process and are mid way into the adoption. This post details everything we've done...

The Best Books About Quitting Your Job to Travel

Books open a window into how another person sees the world. For travelers, we strive to see the world in new ways everyday– and...

Canoeing The Boundary Waters: A Guide

This post was written by Bear J., who recently spent a week in the Boundary Waters with his brother. Read more about their trip, or read on...

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

We escaped up to the mountains again last weekend for some R&R in the woods. Nothing clears your mind like a long hike in the deep...

The Best TV Shows About Quitting Your Job to Travel

If you’re sitting around watching TV all day, you’re not out seeing the world. Let’s face it though, every traveler knows...

The Johnson Brothers’ Canoe Trip

August, 2015 was a monumental month in the lives of two brothers. Although they disagree on the optimal facial accessory of beard or...

The Best Nihilist Holidays

For our nihilist friends, we’ve put together the top trips for fun, active holidays sure to please even the most exhausted of...

The Best Backpacks For Traveling

Best Wheeled Backpacks For travelers who spend a good deal of time in urban areas, or flying a great deal, a wheeled backpack is a great...

Road Tripping USA

I’ve had road trips in the USA on my mind recently. There is something supremely liberating about jumping in your car and facing an...

How to Do Disney World

How to do DisneyWorld with kids--from someone who knew nothing prior to going and learned a lot from trial and error.

An American Road Trip, the Highlights

We recently did a massive road trip across the motherland of America. Here are the absolute highlights for over a month on the road. Bear...

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

If you’re following our road trip then you know we hit the U.P via Wisconsin from Rockford, Illinois. This after a long stint in Beijing....

Tourist in a Tourist Town

We recently had some friends visit us in Beijing, an occurrence which was a wonderful reminder of how many amazing sights there are in this...

Seven Billion… and Counting

When I was in high school I distinctly remember the day we learned about the concept of a Malthusian Crisis. The teacher drew an upward bow...

Medical Evidence Supports Abandoning the Cube

National Geographic released an hour-long documentary titled Stress: Portrait of a Killer. The film follows several scientists as they...

Scuba Diving in Beijing

A lot of people don’t advise learning to scuba dive in a third world country. It can be a dangerous sport, and saving a few bucks...

Going Green? Why not Go All the Way?

Folks are talking about the environment in a new way. Global warming, greenhouses gasses, Co2 emissions, and our dependency on a depleting...

Resources for Resourceful Travelers

We get a lot of questions about how we manage different aspects of full-time travel. To answer them, we’ve put together a special...

Influential, but Perhaps not so Famous Adventurers

When ever you get to the point, if this actually happens, that you feel like there isn’t anything else you could do to top what you...

Across America by Land

Not many people make backtracks like we do! To make my point, our trips inside America in the last several months have been hectic,...

Abandon the Cube Featured on Lonely Planet

Good news for travel buffs, Lonely Planet now has a program that features great travel blogs. This program has exploded in the travel...

Where are those guys?

I suppose reading the blog might have been confusing recently for some of our more attentive readers. We posted blogs from Canada and...

How to raise money and find sponsors for the Mongol Rally

Having done quite a bit of research on how to find sponsors for our team in the 2010 Mongol Rally, we thought it might be helpful to write...