Sunday, June 29, 2014


As planned, we are spending this summer in Europe.  For much of the summer we are traveling with or meeting family and dear friends, and are taking a break from frequent posts.  In late July we will be traveling to Arctic Norway (Lofoten and Svalbard), and plan on posting about our experiences there.  We do regularly put our latest photos up on our photo page, and you can always find out where we are on our "Where are we now" page.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Our Picky Eater and Climate Change: Part Two

This is a follow-up post that Lauri did on the ClimateMama website to a post she did back in September/October.  The original post can be found here.

Also check out a post that Jason did about our vegetarian experience.

By Lauri

I wrote a post in October, 2013, about our son, Jason, and how he convinced our whole family to be vegetarians for a month.  We accepted his challenge; now that we've gone "veg" for a month in India, it's time for an update on our Jason-inspired project.

Our family at the Taj Majal in Agra, India
Click here to read the rest of the post on the ClimateMama site.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Black Rhinos: A Success Story in Namibia

Here's a post we did for The Wilderness Classroom about rhinos in Africa.  This was really interesting for us, because while in Vietnam we met with an organization, ENV, that is trying to stop the demand for rhino horn that is causing rhino poaching in Africa.  While in Namibia, we met with an organization that has successfully protected black rhinos over the past decade.  And this organization is affiliated with the Minnesota Zoo!

Save the Rhino Trust entrance
Black rhino

Monday, June 2, 2014

Food & Trees for Africa

Here's a post we did for The Wilderness Classroom on a great organization, Food & Trees For Africa, we connected with while in South Africa.  Read more to learn about two of their programs and how they help people and the environment.

Jamie carrying a tree to be planted, near Johannesburg, South Africa