around the world trip Archives - Keeper of the Home

Living with a minimal wardrobe (and loving it)by  

I have two pairs of pants. One black, one dark blue. When one gets dirty, I throw it in the wash and wear the other. If they both get dirty, I can pull out one of my two skirts, or... Read More

How we took our family of six around the world for a yearby  

In 2013, our family of six embarked on an epic journey. For one year, we lived nomadically, wandering from continent to continent, country to country, exploring, adventuring, learning, seeking, bonding, delighting and relishing in the daily discoveries that travel can... Read More

How Smoggy Skies in China Changed the Way Our Family Shopsby  

Three seemingly inconsequential words. Made in China. They’ve meant different things to me over the years. At first, those silver stickers on the bottom of inexpensive products reminded us of that rapidly growing nation across the Pacific and its manufacturing... Read More

The surprising things you learn when escaping the mundane (hint: it isn’t as mundane as you think).by  

It happens every time we slow down. During this whirlwind, around-the-world trip of ours, usually staying in one place for anywhere from one to four weeks is when I feel it most keenly. But every so often, even three days... Read More

How to Make Real Indian Masala Chai Tea in 5 Minutesby  

My first taste of Indian chai was accidental. Making our way through the crowded, dusty, vibrantly colorful, animal-filled cacophony known as the Pushkar Camel Fair, we found what our children had been talking about for months on end… a brightly... Read More

Day in the Life of a Family of Six, Traveling Around the Worldby  

Seeing as our family is currently traveling around the world for a year, one might think that our lives are never-ending adventure, a continual parade of exotic days, unimaginable experiences, and all around pretty darn romantic. Occasionally, that feels true... Read More

Weekend Links {and the project I can finally announce!}by  

Craning out necks up to gaze at the beautifully lit-up Eiffel Tower in Paris. We loved Paris... definitely want to go back there! Links I loved this week: A letter for a tough season @ FIMBY. For anyone that has... Read More

Weekend Linksby  

One of our first looks at Iguazu Falls. The white that you see at the bottom of the photo is the mist from the falls, which rises so high that it obscures much of the bottom view. These are some... Read More

Weekend Links (and Wise Choice Market Giveaway Winner!)by  

I couldn't resist sharing a few of the stunningly gorgeous photos from my husband's trip to Antarctica two weeks ago. This is what I wanted to see most of all... the turquoise icebergs. He said they truly are this bold... Read More

Weekend Linksby  

A once-in-a-lifetime experience... walking around on an island in Tierra del Fuego that two penguin colonies, mostly Magellanic, and a much smaller colony of Gentoos (which are usually only found in Antarctica so we felt very privileged to see them... Read More

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