Our Story Tellers

THE DAD

Whether drinking tea with locals in the back streets of Yemen, piloting a ferry in the Adriatic Sea, or getting schooled in table tennis by a 70 year old man in Beijing, the encounters he has had in 80 countries are far more than this small-town boy ever imagined.

88 countries visited

More of the Dad's travel photography is available here.

PLACES LIVED

Ohio, Hungary, Michigan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, California, Germany, Massachusetts, Virginia, Czech Republic

FAVORITE PLACES TO BE

Villages in Sicily, a small borozo in Pecs, the bazaars of North Africa, a sheesha cafe in Istanbul and another on Zamalek Island, the side streets of Cairo, sailing a felucca on the Nile, riding my bike through the Bavarian countryside, cozy pubs in Prague, at any airport late at night, a converted barn in Provence, Siwa, a beach somewhere, and pulling into the driveway at my mom's house.

WHERE TO NEXT?

 

Republic of Georgia, Oman, Japan, Namibia and Bhutan

THE MOM

The most skilled linguist of the crew, she speaks proficiently in six languages. Christina is our resident expert in food and art. Her smiles have warmed rooms in nearly 80 countries.

80 countries visited

PLACES LIVED

Ohio, Virginia, Denmark, The District of Columbia, China, Egypt, California, Germany, Massachusetts, Czech Republic

FAVORITE PLACES TO BE

Angor Wat, on the Wiess'n when the tents are up,  

WHERE TO NEXT?

Hawaii, Alasska, New Orleans, Zanzibar, Oman, Japan, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Australia, South America, New Zealand, Hugging Pandas in China 

THE TEEN

She has been a seasoned adventurer well before she reached her teenage years. Izzie draws from her experience of having visited 67 countries to write for CultureShox from the teen's perspective. She knows the best playgrounds from Libya to Luxembourg and the best teen hangouts from Prague to Virginia.

67 countries visited

PLACES LIVED

Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, California, Germany, Massachusetts, Virginia, Czech Republic

FAVORITE PLACES TO BE

Pier 39 in San Francisco, Matera, Siwa, a music pub in Sligo, Stramovka park on a log, Pompeii, her bed on her phone.

WHERE TO NEXT?

Japan, back to bed

THE KID

Our resident ice cream expert, he has brought a warm spirit to each of the 50 countries that he has visited.​

50 countries visited

PLACES LIVED

Austria, Egypt, California, Germany, Massachusetts, Virginia, Czech Republic

FAVORITE PLACES TO BE

Firefly Restaurant in DC, The Hot tub at Edelweiss Lodge in Garmisch, On top of the Kandahar Run in Garmisch, Therme Erding, Tivoli, Oktoberfest, Normandy, Castaway Cay, 

WHERE TO NEXT?

Hawaii, Japan, on a Safari, Australia