When I returned to the Pacific Northwest from our RTW trip, I had three major concerns:
1. How are my kids going to adapt to their new circumstances, after being away for 11 months?
2. Would I be able to re-enter the highly competitive job market in Seattle and still have the necessary "edge" to continue the work I'd like to do?
3. Will I be able to incorporate more travel into my work?
Two years later, I finally feel like I have positive answers to all three questions.
My kids are now 18 and 14 respectively - Isabella just graduated High School with the highest honors, and will be attending the University of Willamette in Salem, OR, in the Fall; Marco graduated from Middle School and will be attending Mo...
Most people don’t know what bad, dangerous driving is until they have an experience driving through Argentina. We took a 5,000 km road trip from Buenos Aires, through San Antonio de Areco, Cordoba, La Cumbre, Alta Gracia, Mendoza, Neuquen, Peninsula Valdez, Siera de la Ventana, and back to BsAs, completing a full loop of roads without using a GPS system. We know what we are talking about. So many lessons learned, and some truly great, instructional moments.
Truth be told, we had some near misses, but I never truly felt our lives were 100% in danger – though close. I have some of those memorable moments to share here, hoping that I won’t channel any of those stereotypical paranoid people who share h...
One of my favorite things to do while on the road around the world was having nice stretches of time to read. I am a slow reader, with a broad taste in storytelling - I look not only for a good story, but also for writing style, interesting characters, and insightful subtext. And I don't usually like non-fiction; I have a very active imagination and I feed it with other people's ideations as much as possible. That said, I still managed to read about 25 fiction books, amidst all the video shooting, editing, planning, cooking, and sight seeing. Thanks to my favorite gadget, a used nook e-reader with paper white technology. It was hard to pick just 7 books out...
Since we left Seattle last September, 425 Magazine has been covering our RTW trip. They actually creted a new section for this purpose: Round the World. So far, there are 3 published articles, with the 4th coming up this month. If you haven't seen them yet, they offer a great "at a glance" view of our itinerary and experiences.
All published images are available in our galleries - and many, many more. Our blogs feature content similar to the published articles, but with more detail.
You can click on each image to open the full spreads.
#1 - AROUND THE WORLD - Jan/Feb 2015 issue
This article launched the new section and talked about our reasons and motivations behind the RTW trip.