Lou Andrus standing in his field, with Utah's Governor and a happy wife

Helping Hands and Inspiration

As Anne mentioned, we are completely overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and help we have received. Our freezer is packed with future meals, our fridge is full of the meals we couldn’t quite finish, and our days are filled with assistance from our family and friends who have always been and continue to be…

Anne and Tom with heads shaved

Breaking the Silence

Just a little over four years ago, we embarked on the adventure of a lifetime–an 11-month round-the-world journey with our four children. At the time, we took more than a little heat from skeptics who questioned our sanity. When we patiently tried to explain our reasons for going, we would always include what seemed a…

Our Next Adventure

Every memory we gained from our travels, every lesson we learned, every story we tell or blessing we have received from the trip just became 10 times more important about a month ago. Before I get into what has happened, let me catch the blog up on the Andrus clan and try and bridge where…

Dewilde Family

Not Alone in Our Madness

The wise traveler seeks counsel from those who have gone before; so fancying myself wise, I consulted travelers far and wide before embarking on our journey in 2006. One of those who advice I particularly craved was billionaire Jim Rogers. I first emailed Jim in 2001 when I read about his 2-year round the world…

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On the Wheel Again

I have been hesitant to write my next post. Mostly because I always think of it as my last Six in the World post, and there are so many things I want to say. I want to talk about what we learned, how the trip changed us, all the things I have come to understand…

The planners

$86,875.52

I’ve now managed to go more than three months without posting. During my online absence I’ve traveled to Atlanta twice, where I supervised the loading of two separate trucks, one bound for our new home in California, the other for long-term storage in another state, and attended the closing on our house. Yes, we managed…