Posts Filed Under Asia

End of the Line

Bali, Indonesia February 26 – March 20 All of the sudden, it seemed perfectly fitting that we would end our seven month tour throughout Asia right where we were, in Bali. I tried not to tell myself that it was because we were exhausted. That after barreling through China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia and […]






Under Pressure

For those concerned readers of ours who may have come under the impression that our little traveling band’s definition of a pastime these days solely consists of the following activities in any particular order; A) scaling treacherous mountain ranges in their tourist off-season, B) traversing the uncharted forests surrounding contested international borders, or C) circumambulating […]






Unleashed On Laos

Luang Namtha Province, Northern Laos Jan 27th – 31st Half a dozen kilometers outside of the town of Luang Nam Tha in northern Laos, Oliver stood in the patchy light that pricked through the rattan thatch roof of a Lenten communal hut and was surrounded by more than twenty of the village children. Some of […]






Devil in the Details

Rajasthan and Northern India December 7-21 So many things have been said about India. Prior to our departure, a cacophony of voices expounded the horrors we would surely encounter in the Subcontinent. Per Dr. Brennock, retired infectious disease pathologist-extraordinaire and Mission Viejo’s talking head on travel medicine, India was reason alone for Ollie’s costly rabies […]






A Christmas in Kerala

Fort Cochin and Allepy, India Christmas 2009 This is Ryan and I want to wish everyone a good evening from Bangalore, India. Ollie is in our hotel room playing with the new toys that Santa brought him for Christmas and Emy is wearing an Ayurvedic green mud mask that she discovered really helps purify her […]






The Obstacle Is The Path

Annapurna, Nepal November 24 – December 1 With our suntans only just beginning to peel from our week in Thailand’s south, we arrived in Nepal, the highest country in the world, if you don’t include Tibet. Katmandu’s (or “Captain Do” as Ollie would say) dusty warrens spiraled outward from Durbar Square, and amid teak pagodas […]






Learning to Swim

Southern Thailand and Islands (Ko Lanta, Ko Kradan, Ko Muk, Ko Ngai, Ko Rok) November 6 – 18 Oliver is a good kid. When he laughs, his eyes are like Ryan’s, twisting up into happy crescents. His nose crinkles in his sunburned face as did my sister’s during the long, humid New England summers of […]






A Day to Remember

Kep and Kampot, Cambodia October 25 – 30 This is Ryan and I want to wish everyone a good evening from Siem Reap, Cambodia. We just finished dinner (I had Lok Lak, a delicious meat dish on top of a fried egg and Emily had Amok D‘trey, a river fish braised in coconut sauce. Emily […]