When you have a big idea – one of those ideas that is big enough to shift the entire course of your life – it rarely comes out fully formed. Or maybe our little brains are just ill-equipped to accommodate […]
Our thoughts and fears
Are we crazy for planning a trip around the world with four young boys? Maybe. Is it possible to have a life well-lived without doing a few things that seem crazy at the time? I don’t think so. Still, even […]
A minimalist Christmas
It’s just after Christmas, and it’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. It’s already dark outside at 5pm, but the kids are still outside playing in the front yard that is (thankfully) full of snow. Owen, our […]
Travel More. Buy less.
This is a great Ted Talk! The decision to travel is not reckless, it’s rational.
The following is a post I wrote for another blog I started, but it is extremely relevant to our decision to backpack around the world for a year. Young Dave is a bright, hard-working guy who just finished high school. […]
Once we had decided to backpack around the world for a year with our four boys and we had gotten over our initial amazement with ourselves, the next question was when? For a variety of reasons we initially thought we […]
Hello. My name is Matt. Lindsay is my wife. She is also the biggest wildcard that has allowed all this to happen. Let me explain. Linds and I have been been together for 15 years. In that time we have […]