The title of this article is something of a misnomer. Initially, I wrote an expansive piece called “The Loss of the Familiar” within a month of our departure. This article tackled the feeling of disassociation that accompanies long-term travel. The problem was that after several revisions the article lacked depth and, worse, coherency. I found Read Post
Points of View
Our impressions of the world around us, from random musings to articles that stray from black and white advice.
I never finished telling you how much I loved Africa, specifically our overland from South Africa to Tanzania. We traveled 7,697 beautiful kilometers, literally. Every stretch of road was flanked by landscape so breathtaking that I felt like I was missing something whenever I looked away to read. I spent hours staring out the “Impala Read Post
Dawn has yet to extend her rosy fingers over the African continent when the sounds of alarms pierce the quiet air. Like a symphony beginning slowly, there are low groans, the crackle of plastic and rustling of canvas, finally a crescendo of zippers opening in unison. Nomads of the night. The tents are broken down Read Post
Desperate times call for creative solutions. Mike and Tara spent a couple days freezing their butts off (quite literally) in Shimla, India, surrounded by the Himalayas. With no hot water and a desire to shower, Tara received her inspiration for sink bath from months of hand washing clothes in the sink. Below is how you Read Post
Before we got to India, our Indian friends and other avid travelers warned that the country is “overwhelming to the senses” and might wear us down. I didn’t quite understand what that meant. I was excited to explore India because it always seemed so exotic to me. But having done little travel outside of Western Read Post