around the world

We aren't going everywhere but it's on our list.
-adapted from Susan Sontag
Borders? I have never seen one but I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.
-Thor Heyerdahl 

Debbi and Jay recently completed a nine-month round the world journey. We will keep the blog posts up for a while, so you (and we) can go back to enjoy our adventures. 

January 25, 2018

Thailand has been a very big surprise for us.

What we expected of the country and what the reality is are very different.

It’s WAY more modern and developed than what we thought it would be.

The roads are great, the drivers follow rules of the road, things are orderly...

December 27, 2017

Once again, photos are mostly by Jay and words are mostly by Debbi.

After our trek and a few very restful days in Pokhara,

we journeyed to our third Workaway in the “hills” of Nepal, halfway between Pokhara and Kathmandu. It was supposed to be a ten day adventure of liv...

December 24, 2017

Stop what you are doing!

Stop planning your annual vacation or holiday to Disneyworld, or Hawaii, or wherever.

Grab your to-do list.

Now write at the very top of the list: "Start planning my trip to Nepal. Today."

Guys, you want to come to Nepal and you will want to do...

December 22, 2017

This blog post will mostly be photos that we took on our Mardi Himal Trek in the Annapurna mountains of Nepal. In our planning, this was going to be one of the highlights of the trip and different from anything we had ever done before (talk about out of our comfort zon...

December 17, 2017

Nepal 12/6/2017

OK, let’s imagine a narrow one-lane road, with no clean shoulder, where the asphalt kind of just disappears into the side of the road, with dirt and asphalt blending together.

Now, imagine that there are two lanes of traffic on this narrow road, with cars...

December 7, 2017


Regular readers of our blog will not be surprised to learn that I was a bit nervous to be flying to Nepal. They might recognize by now that traveling from country to country is anxiety-provoking for me, as I always imagine the worse-case scenario of what could...

November 25, 2017

Life in the Negev at a workaway, where we will volunteer on a farm in return for room and board. 

Here’s how we got to the place:

Bus in Tel Aviv to the train station: easy peasy 10 minute bus ride.

Train from Tel Aviv to Be’er Sheva: Super simple: comfo...

November 18, 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve been in Israel.

In fact, it’s been 13 years.

Jay and I calculated: while we haven’t been here for 13 years, within those years one of our kids has been here once, and a second of our kids has been three and now four times since. We clear...

October 29, 2017

We took an overnight train ride! I was very excited about this!

It was amazing and so much fun. Getting on the train and seeing how it’s laid out just like in the movies, with the narrow corridor along the one side and the sleeping berths on the other side was awesome.


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