ADVENTURES

As Frodo Baggins said in the beginning of the Hobbit, “I’m going on an adventure!” He didn’t know exactly what he was getting himself into and he didn’t know exactly where he could end up but he did know that his heart and head called to know what else was out there beyond the horizon. This is what we seek.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines adventure as “an unusual and exciting experience or activity.” Unusual and exciting experiences are our middle names for the next 13 months. We’re grabbing our gear and venturing into the “wilds” of the wide, wide world. What’s out there? We don’t know. What will happen? We can’t be sure. But we do know that we will grow, have fun and learn a lot more than what we know now. It is the start of a great adventure and the origins for unforgettable tales to tell in the future.
We all have goals for what to experience on the adventures of this journey. Some might want to find the sparkiest thing on the planet. Others might to finally make peace with lizards. Adventures will range from education to community-service oriented to confidence-building to just good ole’ fashion fun and more. Here are a few to kick-off the trip but we’re sure more will be added as we get further and further into our travels.

Bucket list items for this trip:

  1. Cuddle an iguana with no fear
  2. Learn a few words in a new language
  3. Try escargot
  4. Snorkel for the first time
  5. Make a new friend in every country
  6. See the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve
  7. Discover the ruins of Tulum
  8. See what is so good about poutine

For the past 15 years, we’ve noticed that we have more fun and gain more joy when we are out experiencing new elements of life that make us feel exhilarated yet uncertain in the moment. It is moments like this that truly open our eyes to what the world has to offer and how much we can learn as a family and as individuals. We hope to merge the certainty we hold in our personalities with the uncertainty that our adventurous spirits provide to us thus forming a completely new perspective and means to live life to the fullest. From hanging out with elephants in India to snorkeling in the Caribbean to learning new languages in different parts of Africa, we strive to embrace a sense of adventure in everything we do.

Where Are We Now

Where in the world are the Andersons today? This question might come to mind for many of our friends and family as we travel from place to place. Have no fear, we will be in steady contact with everyone as we want to share every step of the journey with you! We will outline specifically where we are on our journey and provide details on the area of the world that we are in. Stories, insights and lessons learned will be provided on every leg.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you might have as we explore the world. We love to hear from our friends and family!

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Families
are like
Branches
on a Tree
we grow in different directions yet
our roots remain as one.