Miles from Brooklyn

In September of last year we were camped at El Questro in the Kimberley, in the far north of Western Australia. We were traveling with a few other families and collectively...

Making Christmas happen in a new corner of the world.

Tonight I am feeling incredibly grateful, which is a good way to feel on Thanksgiving.  We’ve had a lot to be thankful for over the last year.  The chance to spend...

After the usual questions and comments about how different “this” place is from New York City and after the “where have you been / where are you headed” discussion, conversations with...

The real lesson of our swim with the whale sharks was about overcoming fears for our children and ourselves.

et me tell you about Monday – Jay’s birthday.   We began the our morning in the most idyllic camp spot on a warm, sunny day. We were nestled behind a...

Our Tassie hiking extravaganza continued in World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain, where we took the boys to the summit of Marion’s Lookout, and then cut across to complete the scenic Dove...

The hand painted sign directly in front of us read: “If you don’t have a permit, F?!K OFF!!” Given that we didn’t have a permit, this gave us pause. We had...

We accomplished a feat on Friday that I would not have considered possible just a few short months ago. Our family hiked to the most southern point of Australia* in Southwest...

I don’t know if Tasmania noticed our absence, but we sure missed it! Last week we returned to Tassie and introduced this unique place full of natural wonders to our five...

Finn and Lake were the extremely happy recipients of toy bows and arrows for Christmas.  The good news is, before we venture too far into this tale, that we still have eight...

Adjusting Christmas family traditions while on the road can be a challenge. For most of December I found it difficult to imagine that Christmas was approaching. Nothing about the lead up...