Tag Archives: Family

Photographing Christmas with the family

Sometimes when I’m home, I turn the camera on my family. They like to cheese it up in photos, but when their cheek muscles relax a bit and they get into their element, you can see the real smiles emerge.

Is it important to visit the places from which your family originates?

The thin line of text atop my computer screen reminded me of a birthday. It was a realization that went down like a horse pill. Today, my grandfather would have been 92. He passed away as I was frantically flying home from Thailand, my work trip cut short due to his declining health. As I […]

Video of the Week: A Midwestern Summer Celebration

There’s no beating around the bush with this one. I’m bending the vehicle of my travel site to include things I create unrelated to my travel life. Of course, I’ve been doing that all summer, but if you’re not from Indianapolis, you may find this peak into my family’s backyard celebration to be revealing of […]

Q&A: Easing parental worries about travel

Q&A is a series that uses questions posed by readers and commentators to address topics of travel, alternative lifestyle design, blogging, and other interests. You can expect to see this series one or two Saturdays a month right here on To send in your questions, contact me! This summer I was planning on doing […]

A Gracious Thank You on Mother’s Day

My mother, Margie – I’ve certainly put her through a lot, especially in these last four years: Leaving her for 100 days straight in favor of be “stranded at sea” Traveling alone through Vietnam after she specifically asked me not to Having an irrationally sour attitude when experiencing culture shock or a place that rubs […]

This year’s popular posts

I’m very happy to report Nomadderwhere has come a long way since this time last year, when I moved from a simple blogspot to a bonafide domain of my own. Since that time I’ve changed my writing style and topics, grown a readership of surprisingly many (thanks to you), won the most amazing internship known […]

A Roundabout Introduction, Urkel-Style

STA asked me to make an introduction video. This is what my mind conjures up… Do you get me now? Really? You need more than my brother’s open-mouthed smile to know my true essence? Well, don’t worry. This is just the tip of the creative iceberg. Subscribe to Nomadderwhere’s posts via RSS feed or e-mail