Posted by Sterling Laudon on May 4, 2017

Cheat Sheet for Passport DC Embassy Open Houses

Each May during Passport DC, embassies in Washington, D.C. host free open houses on consecutive Saturdays. In 2017, May 6 is “Around the World Embassy Tour” and May 13 is European Union Open House. The best embassies have cool exhibits, native food and drinks, and short lines for admission (see cheat sheet below). The event

Posted by Sterling Laudon on May 3, 2017

What did we pack for 10 weeks in Africa followed by 6 weeks in Canada?

Sarah and I are spending four months in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, and the Yukon. With help from a world weather guide: Weather to Travel, we have loosely planned our itinerary around weather. April to June should be sunny and dry in southern Africa. June to August should be warm with

Posted by Sarah on November 1, 2016

The not-so-hidden camping spot next to Firefly Music Festival

In 2016, we failed to buy camping passes for Firefly Music Festival. A few days before the festival, we realized they were sold out (oops). We tried everything we could think of: Craigslist, message boards, Reddit. This is the story of how we accidentally ended up with the BEST camping spot ever for Firefly Music Festival—and why

Posted by Sterling Laudon on October 2, 2016

The Skerwink Trail: An Afternoon of World-Class Scenery in Newfoundland

Where: Port Rexton, Newfoundland When: Spring – fall (June – August are nicest) Round trip: 5.3 km The Skerwink Trail is the Holy Grail of hiking: world-class scenery, uncrowded, and easy. Less famous than some other hikes, the Skerwink Trail punches well above its weight. In 5.3 short kilometers, the Skerwink Trail contains hidden beaches, sea cliffs,

Posted by Sarah on July 9, 2016

Pooping In Indonesia: A How-To Toilet Guide

In Indonesia, water is the cleanser of choice. Toilet paper is rare. Wipe options will vary. You may see a hose, a bucket and water, or toilet paper. In many cases, wiping is a hands-on affair, with a preference for using the left hand over the right. After traveling to nine of Indonesia’s islands and

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  • Final rays of sunlight hit Sterling as we watch the boats at sunset
  • Tried to make the chameleon smile but he didn
  • High on bananas #lemurtime #lemur
  • Making coconut pancakes from scratch, including scraping out the coconut and pounding the peanut butter with special Malagasy tools 😀
  • The coolest thing about these waterfalls? They start in the middle of the rock wall, flowing out of tunnels in the lava rock. There is no water source on top of the cliff!
  • Gratin de palmistes is an incredible French-Creole dish made from palm trees 🌴cooked with cream and cheese. So cool to eat and highly recommended- and didn