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This is about my upcoming workshop, something I’ve been working on for a long time. It’s a theme that has come up for me again and again. I’m a blogger, but I’ve also crowd funded a documentary. Then we traveled around the world interviewing two dozen people across five continents. I’m a blogger but I’m also a writer. I came up with an idea for a book, got a literary agent in NYC, sat down and wrote a proposal over four months, then sold my book idea. Then we traveled to China to learn Mandarin, to Beirut to learn Arabic, and to Mexico to…

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I recently got an email asking, “How does it really, REALLY work out? The whole traveling with young children thing? How does it feel? How do you ever get time to just sit down and breathe? Do you??” Sit down. Grab a cup of coffee. I will tell you. The first thing to understand is that traveling with children is essentially no different from being at home with them. So if you find living with your children overwhelming, it’s not going to get less overwhelming on the road. For me, it’s really important that I’m not always “on” with my kids. I…

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I came up with the idea for a food and travel magazine, one that focused on the anthropology of food, while biking across France. You might think it was all the glorious food, but really it was the endorphins. Last year’s three-month bike trip was grueling but clarifying. I spent the better part of each day tender-bottomed and peddling away, left only to my thoughts and the unfolding landscape. What did I want to write about next? Food. It was half the reason we traveled anywhere anymore, whether it was the street food of Mexico or the luscious mezze spreads in Lebanon. Tradition. It…

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Drew here. If you follow this blog, you may have picked up on a running theme, that I am not a natural when it comes to travel. The main thing I have going for me is that I am willing to try, that I am just curious enough to want to know what happens next, that I trust my adventurous, brilliant wife to not lead us to our imminent doom. For years, I have lived outside of my comfort zone. I like the challenge of it, I think there’s a part of me that enjoys suffering, just a little. When…

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I’ve been traveling across Turkey, working on book edits and enjoying one of the sweetest cultures I’ve encountered, a sort of gentle interlude while Drew does the film tour. Quickly that’s ending and the rest of this year is taking shape. Drew and I have put together the 2015 workshop schedule, working on logistics and getting everything ready. I’m super excited to finally announce all the dates and workshops for the 2015 year. This is probably the best line up we’ve had since I started doing this back in 2011. Each one represents a highlight of the year for me:…