We were super lucky to make a return visit to the Makonde tribe where Aaron reunited with his wood carving teacher, Mende, from 2015. As a refresher, during our 2015 trip our friend Brian asked the Makonde tribe if they’d give Aaron a carving lesson. When they said ‘yes’ Aaron and I peeled off from
On our first day in Tazania we learn how to make African batik, and check out a real working batik “factory” — and it’s not what we expected.
Next week Anner and I head back on the road for six weeks in Tanzania (YES!!!!), but that means there’s still time to regale you with a post or two from here in Seattle. This time I thought I’d do a quick, photo-centric post on the street art my dad and I saw when he
Step back a year and things were weird heading into the start of 2018. Even though we had been home from the big trip for nearly two years, things still felt off. Neither of us had jobs that we loved, we were living out of boxes as we tried to re-furnish and fix up our
Back in July it was the perfect storm: I was quitting one job to take another, our 10th anniversary was the following week with Aaron’s birthday the week after, and we had two nickles to rub together. It practically screamed “Road Trip,” but I had more in mind. I wanted to secretly get out of