A Day at Sea on a Lamu Dhow

A Day at Sea on a Lamu Dhow

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Travelogue | 8 Comments

The sea is still quiet in the morning; slowly waking up from its busy night of dreaming among the waves and the pull of the moon. We walk to the beach from Mkoko House, our eyes heavy with sleep, our moods picking up the pace; excited for our day on water. The dhow is hovering […]

All the Places in Between

All the Places in Between

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Nobody Goes to ..., Travelogue | 8 Comments

I remember looking over the vast barren plains from the house we were staying at in Murghab. Nestled deep in the ridiculously high Pamir mountains of Tajikistan, I felt like no one would ever find us. I went out into the freezing night to use the outdoor washroom and looked up to see a blanket […]

Are We Enough?

Are We Enough?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Life As We Know It, Taking Stock | 8 Comments

A Mother’s love is [a] dangerous, revolutionary love that unites our one human family and reminds us that we belong to each other and that there is no such thing as other people’s children.                                           […]

One-hand Feasting in Taipei

One-hand Feasting in Taipei

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Travelogue | 12 Comments

Taipei your skies were grey and you may have given us an earthquake tremor or two, but you are happily forgiven, because man oh man can you cook. In the short time we walked your streets, I only had eyes for your culinary temptations, zooming in on roadside options, sniffing out sizzling hot plates, investigating […]

Eat Eat Eat for Chinese Easter

Eat Eat Eat for Chinese Easter

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Travelogue | 4 Comments

Warning – this post is not for vegetarians. Exactly two years ago we were bundled up in our sweaters and socks waiting for an entire roasted lamb to be ready. It had been spinning on the spit since 6am, getting the rosemary-olive oil massage treatment and barely visible through the fog of Terovo. We were […]

Hong Kong…Through The Funnel

Hong Kong…Through The Funnel

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Through the Funnel, Travelogue | 9 Comments

Hong Kong is the sixth in our series – “…Through the Funnel”. You can read our previous one on Myanmar here. It is a way for us to share 12 aspects that stood out to us in our experience of a place and its people. Did we miss something that stood out to you in Hong Kong? #1 Food obsession One of the […]

New Caledonia – Paradise Revisited

New Caledonia – Paradise Revisited

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Travelogue | 7 Comments

Coming back home after 16 months on the road, it is always interesting to see what kind of questions you get from family and friends. One surprising one for us that was often repeated was, “How was New Caledonia?” Considering we had been to over 20 countries overland, somehow the image of far flung islands […]

Taking Stock: 500 Days of Summer

Taking Stock: 500 Days of Summer

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Taking Stock, Travelogue | 20 Comments

Today it is 500 days. 500 days of summer, 500 days since we left home. Though I am not really sure where “home” is anymore. 500 days since we left the life that we knew behind. 500 days since we left our jobs, our family and friends, 500 days without a fixed address; 500 days […]

Tramping along the Heaphy Track

Tramping along the Heaphy Track

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Travelogue | 5 Comments

One…two, three, four. One… two, three, four. One foot in front of the other, in a steady rhythm, we moved forward, up into the clouds. We were trekking along the mountain’s edge or as New Zealanders prefer to call it, tramping. For five days in the northwestern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, we would […]

The Travel Essential

The Travel Essential

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Taking Stock | 10 Comments

We have been asked a few times recently what our travel essentials are. I assume that the answer people are looking for is what we carry in our bags. The sharp Opinel knife that we cannot live without, the all-important toilet roll, what brand of sleeping bag we use, what backpacks are the best for […]