3 Very Important Things I Learned While Farming in Oregon

We’re back! Henri and I are alive and happy but have been busy. We signed up to start Wwoofing at a farm in Medford, Oregon during the summer and ended up staying two months with our hosts. Meanwhile, I got a new consulting gig that is keeping me busy three days a week. Everything combined left me with zero time for blogging. Now that we’ve left the farm for the San Francisco Bay Area after this rewarding experience, I wanted to talk a bit about what we did there and how it changed our perception about food and farming. Continue reading “3 Very Important Things I Learned While Farming in Oregon”

Backpacking For The First Time in Grand Teton National Park

We love hiking and this is what we do when we’re not working or chilling, but we usually only do long 10-15-mile day hikes. In Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming), we raised the bar and spent two days hiking with one night in the wilderness! One tiny night seems like nothing, but for us it was kind of a big deal —last time I had trekked over several days was in 2003 in Peru with a group and donkeys carrying my stuff (it’s cheating), and Henri had just never done anything like this. We were lucky to try this in some of America’s most beautiful mountains with the best mentors in the world. Continue reading “Backpacking For The First Time in Grand Teton National Park”

Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky: Inside the Longest Cave In The World

Henri walking the Grand Avenue tour, Mammoth Cave

Last week, Henri and I took the Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, KY. Mammoth Cave National Park hosts the longest cave system in the world by far, with 400 miles of trails and passages. With such a huge underworld to discover, it is not a surprise if dozens of tours are offered, from very short & easy to very long & strenuous. Here is a review with pictures of the Grand Avenue Tour. Continue reading “Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky: Inside the Longest Cave In The World”

Florida Keys, The One Hundred Mile Journey from Paradise to Hell

Hair Wraps and Cornrows

A few days before leaving New York, Henri and I had decided that our first route would be New York – Key West. A town at the end of “Road One”, floating in the ocean : it sounded like a perfect goal.

After eight weeks on the road along the U.S. Atlantic Coast and a week in the Lower and Middle Keys, we closed the first chapter of our trip in Key West, Florida.  Continue reading “Florida Keys, The One Hundred Mile Journey from Paradise to Hell”

We saw a SpaceX Rocket Launch at Cape Canaveral

Space X Falcon 9 March 30 2017

Henri and I usually try to spend carefully on this adventure —some “office” days on a free campsite, we even manage to live with less than $5— but there is one experience for which we knew we were going to splurge: a visit to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. I’m not a real space nerd, but come on, you can not be indifferent to the fact humans are able to launch rockets into space and even landed on the Moon.

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