My new book, From Hostels to Kids on Camels, is mostly about my travels, but I spend a little time on my childhood in the Introduction. I shared the part about my dad yesterday. Here is the next section about my mother. My mother, Marilyn, in addition to being scary smart, is a great friend. […]


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My new book, From Hostels to Kids on Camels, is mostly about my travels, but I spend a little time on my childhood in the Introduction. Here’s the start of that section, where I talk about my dad. As you’ll read, travel has been a central part of my life, but it’s not the only […]


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As with many people, July 2020 isn’t what we expected it to be. As I write this post, Karen, our three boys, and I should have just left London for a trip to Tunisia. From there, we were planning to head to Greece and then travel up through Ukraine to Russia. We’d intended then to […]


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So when I heard those words as an admonition from the speaker at my conference last week, it finally hit home to me that this new career of mine is maybe a little different than all the other work I’ve been doing the rest of my life.  Certainly, no one has ever used that kind […]


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10 years, 50 countries

 Jun, 05 - 2009   FamilyMeTravel

This past week has marked a couple of pretty big milestones for me, which is nice because they really belong together.  Ten years prior to Wednesday, I met my wife, Karen, at the youth hostel we were both staying at in Dublin, Ireland.  That’s us on that day with my brother Paul (who I was traveling with […]


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Welcome to my new blog!

 Mar, 10 - 2009   China tripFamilyMeRandomTravel

Hello everyone! I haven’t written anything for awhile, because I didn’t really think I had anything too exciting to write about.  Since we’re taking our 10 month old on a 2 week trip to China, however, I thought it was a good opportunity to make a few posts. So!  Check back over the next few […]


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First blog post ever!

 Dec, 21 - 2006   ComputersMeRandom

This is, believe it or not, my first blog post ever.? (I’m pretty sure my mother is really proud of me, although probably not proud enough to leave a comment.) I’m not sure if I’ll end up using this thing very much, but set it up so that I could give updates while Karen and […]


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