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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

We’re on the Road Again

We returned from our year on earth seven years ago this week, and now we’re back at it again–this time it’s three months around the world with two kids under five!  Follow along with our sure-to-be-wild adventures on our new site, One Family On Earth.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2009

One Year on Earth in 365 Seconds

Eight months have passed since we returned home. In many ways, the trip seems like a dream. Without this website and the pictures hanging on our walls, it would be easy to convince ourselves that it never happened. How did we get so lucky as to be able to take a trip like that? And […]

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Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Re-entry

We’ve been back in the States for a little over two months now.  As soon as we touched down in Nashville, we were caught up in a whirlwind of welcome-back parties, attempts to eat all of the favorite foods we’d missed for a year, time spent catching up with loved ones and dizzying trips through […]

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Monday, September 15th, 2008

One Year on Earth Goes On the Air!

After an article was recently published about us in The Tennessean, a morning radio show in Nashville (Mix 92.9) contacted us for an interview.   The interview was broadcast on September 15, 2008 and is available by clicking HERE and scrolling down to “One Year On Earth – Newlywed Travelers Trek the Globe to Perform Acts of Service – September […]

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Friday, September 5th, 2008

Homeward Bound

After visiting 40 countries over a period of 366 days, we are leaving for the airport in a few minutes to board our final flight of the trip–one destined for Nashville, Tennessee. By the end of the day today, we’ll be home. It’s hard to even estimate the number of times we’ve thought about this […]

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Sunday, July 6th, 2008

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

We don’t have much left to say about our incredible Tanzanian safari, but a few of our pictures were just too good to keep to ourselves. Without further adieu…

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Esperanza Rising

The following is our first GUEST BLOG, written by Shane (Shanna’s brother) and Leyna (his girlfriend), who met us in Santiago, Chile for four days Pablo Neruda, the unofficial poet of Chile, was reputed to only write with a green pen, as green was the color of Esperanza (which means “hope” in Spanish).  Once, presumably talking about one […]

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Friday, January 4th, 2008

A “Monument”al Love

1415 In structuring our itinerary for this trip, we have tried to stick to places that are new to both of us.  We are making several exceptions for places that one of us has visited before and truly loved.  When we knew we were meeting Shanna’s parents in Delhi, India to attend a wedding there, […]

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

So Much to be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving from Kathmandu!  Although we’ll probably be without the normal Thanksgiving trimmings this year (not a lot of pumpkin pie to be found in Nepal…),  we’re so glad to have a day to reflect on how much we’ve got to grateful for.  Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Things That Make You Go Hmm…

Including Macau, Hong Kong and Tibet, we’ve spent almost a month and a half in China.  Along the way, we’ve observed many things that were different from our preconceptions of China and others that seemed just downright odd.  In no particular order, here’s a list of a few of them: Items You Will Not Receive […]

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