We made it to the airport, and I’m writing from Gott’s SFO post-security. The staff here is the best. Why? Comping a mocktail for a happy 5 year old… wonderful. Thanks so much! Next stop is Fiji. Expect some radio silence for a bit.
How does one pack for a five month trip? Well, you pack a few days’ worth of stuff and do laundry on the way. That’s basically it, and has been my philosophy on going places for a while. Simple… And totally not quite right. You don’t just pack seven days’ worth of your normal clothes… Continue reading Packing list – Clothes
I find I’m feeling a lot of feelings as our big adventure approaches—daunted, excited, anxious, incredibly grateful, vaguely removed from the whole situation (as if this thing I’m talking about is happening to someone else entirely), hassled by the sheer inconvenience of fitting ALL THE THINGS (bills! taxes! kindergarten placements!) of the next five months… Continue reading The Wide World￼
I used to be a backpacker – in both the American (carrying camping gear on your back and hiking for days) and the global (dude with a big backpack who is out of his home country and trying to find the cheapest possible place to sleep) senses. I kept that identity for years – anything… Continue reading Luggage
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a trip of this length – over twenty years, to be exact. I was 25 when I started in Boston on a train to New York. It was August, 2001 and I had just finished an end-to-end hike of the Long Trail, ending up on a hot… Continue reading 20 Years Ago