Usually our trips are very active.
We’re not museum or cathedral people. Travel is more memorable when we do slightly offbeat things: a mokoro
ride in Botswana
or a trek over a deserted peak in Iceland
. In Vietnam
over winter break last year, we did a food tour in Saigon by motorcycle sidecar. We watched the sights go by while everyone watched us. We felt like quite a spectacle.
One thing I bring on every trip are these ugly waterproof pants I bought on Amazon for $25.
They don’t breathe, and they have a hideous elastic-drawstring waistband. Everyone in the family makes fun of me, but the second it rains in New Zealand
, I pop those puppies on and I’m ready to keep going.
We have this conversation a lot:
What was the best trip ever? Everyone agrees Belize
was unbeatable – three perfect days in the jungle and three more on the coast. Lenox loved staying at Mukul in Nicaragua. Avery would say anything in Africa
. He loved it so much that next summer, he’s going to the border of South Africa
and Botswana to train to be a safari guide.