Just Get On the Plane

Just Get On the Plane

Three hours in Dubai. It’s a start. It could also be 20 minutes in Fresno Airport, waiting in line at Amtrak or sitting in traffic on the Bay Bridge. The important part is that you’re on your way. It’s that first step that’s the hardest....
Being Nowhere

Being Nowhere

Out of cell phone range, no WiFi, no battery left and … is that a woodpecker? I’m not always online. I sometimes don’t check my emails for days. I think I have currently 738 unread emails in my various email inboxes. I like hiding away in the...
Is the best Christmas gift taking something away?

Is the best Christmas gift taking something away?

We took away all electronic devices from 4 kids for 7 days. WARNING: You know those disclaimers that say that no little kittens were harmed in this experiment? So there weren’t any kittens, but young children were injured and repeatedly psychologically abused....
6 Simple Tricks when Renting out your Home

6 Simple Tricks when Renting out your Home

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Home ExchangeYou have the beds and the garage, but have you thought about these little items? They can make your guest’s stay all the more memorable. We’re going to assume that you have the basics covered, but what...
Can you create a family tradition?

Can you create a family tradition?

Pick a book, any book. Read page one. We’re staying in a friend of a friend’s house that must have thousands of books. It’s an old house with more character than Meryl Streep. We’re only spending one night, but I think I could spend a year....