Sincerely, Sydney

Sydney was a chance to settle for me and I really needed it after Tokyo. I was in really rough shape heading into Sydney and I knew I needed to find some balance and reconnect to ‘me.’  My dad also visited us in Sydney and…

G’Day Mate, from Sydney!

Greetings from down under. We’ve made it to Australia and finally back to a western-style home.  After three months in Asia, I was very happy to return to all the luxuries of a western-style home. Welcome to Rosebery, a suburb about 3-miles south of downtown…

Friends Make the World Go Round

After traveling for 9-months, the feeling of isolation has set in. We’ve greatly enjoyed this experience but dearly miss our friends and family. Along the way, we’ve had friends visit us, which honestly has really kept us going during a few tough moments. In July…

Top Picks from Tokyo

We explored so many amazing places in Tokyo. Honestly, it would be hard to list them all. As I did in Amsterdam and Chang Mai, I thought I’d make a list of all my favorites. Let me start with my top 3 picks. These would be…

Meet Ellie!

Nolan is an animal lover.  Upon returning home, there are two big topics he continues to talk about — 1) his “coming home” party and 2) getting a dog.  Personally, I am not ready for another dog, I still miss Gonzo dearly and my heart…

Witnessing Magic in Nolan’s Eyes

One of my greatest joys in life is watching Nolan experience magic the world. Over the past 10-months, I’ve had the amazing privilege of watching Nolan not only grow up before my eyes, but experience so many magical new ideas, concepts, theories,  people, places, and…

Lessons Learned from Japan

Throughout our 3-weeks in Japan, I was constantly aware of the Japanese culture. We did a ton of research before traveling to Japan so that we were prepared for the general dos and don’ts; DO: Take off your shoes, DON’T: Tip, DON’T: Blow your nose in…