Nearly eight years ago, Daughter #1, Miranda Stamps, and her husband, Jay Albany, set off on a six-month trip to Asia. Although they were both gainfully employed in NY where they'd gone to college and met (she, Barnard, he, Columbia), they figured that this was a good time to chuck their 9-5s and have some fun before kids and grown-up responsibilities prevented exploring what might make them very happy. They chronicled their trip at the link above. I was lucky enough to join them for part of their New Zealand travels.
Nearly four months ago, they did it again, once more relinquishing gainful employment and a well-situated Brooklyn apartment. Instead of kindergarten, their five-year-old twin boys, Lake and Finn, are learning geography and botany and survival skills by doing as they travel through Australia, chronicled on their new blog and Instagram feed, Miles from Brooklyn.
Today Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Blythe Moore profiles their journey with the aptly titled "New York family trades urban jungle for outback adventure." Here's the pic, followed by some others from their blog that I love. Many dream of doing such things but few have the courage. They've barely met a single American so far--nor have they slept inside much! A very many Miles from Brooklyn and the life of the B and the Q (that phrase for the New Yorkers among us).
Finn, l, and Lake, r, inspecting the equipment
Poppa telling boys a story, which Mommy recorded as "Jay's Secret Parenting Sauce"
What it's like to live in the bush
Though sometimes you can run into a bit of a problem
But then you find yourself here, Miranda's photo
that's gotten 3200 likes on the Queensland Instagram feed