Every nineteen year old girl dreams of ‘happily ever after.’  I wanted ‘ever after’ to begin immediately — in the form of adventure.  So, I hopped a Greyhound to Manhattan and began a love affair with travel.  Fast forward ten years: now married to the man of my dreams with two beautiful sons.  Adventurers — the four of us. When tragedy struck and we lost our 7-year old in a tragic car fire, I came close to losing my faith in myself and God. We went into helicopter mode- isolating & homeschooling the boys- until we realized we were depriving our growing family (we had two more little boys) of living and trusting in the World. So we headed ‘around-the-world,’ thru 30 countries, searching for meaning.   W.G.T. Shedd said: “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”  Did we find meaning? You bet and a whole lot more.   I hope to inspire you to step into adventure, make memories with your loved ones.  Let our pioneering efforts dispel  your fears about costs, safety, health and welfare.  We did it on the skinny.

Your life is finally represented by a dash, from the day you were born to the day you die.  Make your ‘dash’ an AWE!  Choose Adventure With Engagement.  I’m so glad we did!

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  1. I /we think of you two often. Your world travels especially intrigue me. A once-a-year card/note is not enough contact to satisfy my curiosity about your travels and current life. Any chance of a phone call or two – or skype?
    I wonder if you will even read this. I am standing with wet feet in the shallows of the vast ocean of the WWW and have no confidence in it. But with hope, Don.


    1. Dr.Fritz, how I miss your humor. I’m just getting the hang of this ‘blogging’ thing so this response is a bit delayed but no less appreciated. Please continue to read them and feel free to correct any punctuation or grammar, Professor. We will talk…


    1. Hey Petra, We have settled into a school system now(6 yrs of homeschooling did us ALL in) and are planning our Xmas family trip to Macchu. Life must go on even though my heart is broken. We are in the process of making a feature Film called Our Backpack. Thank you for asking. http://www.ourbackpack.com


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