Marley looking like a mermaid (per usual)
Bridge of Sighs
Marley and our glass murano rings!
Floating Villages of the Mekong
Pemuteran Bay is home to the largest artificial Biorock reef project in the world,
Zeb eats a pigeon!
Zeb and our guide trek across the Petanu River. Nice bridge!
Zeb buys some tasty crickets for a snack!
Marley samples Peru's most unusual food- Roasted Guinea pig!
Zeb is eager to try Peru\'s infamous Roasted Guinea Pig! (you can still even see it\'s little teeth!)
Zeb, Marley, and their new friend, Llama. Llamas roam free throughout the grounds….
Marley and friends
The kids and I learn to fly over the towns surrounding Valparaiso!
Zeb helps me sort through some of Jessica's offerings for our next shipment.
In Jessica\'s studios, selecting glass designs.
It took us over 8 hours to drive to this tiny village of Rari in Chile. There, we were able to purchase items made of Crin, or horsehair art. Brilliant colored, beautiful work. Here we are with one of our suppliers.
Inside the ruins
Marley previews the first of her beaded Mermaids. She designed them herself and the look of joy to see them in real life, was precious!
Marley and Zeb play with dolphins!
On our way to ride The Wheel of Brisbane!
These Australian birds are weird...
The Wheel of Brisbane
When in Aussie land you must hold a koala!
Marley and Zeb and a friendly kangaroo
Marley holds a baby crocodile
Zeb helps me with our first shipment!
We visit our interpreter's home. In his backyard was a crocodile farm. You can see there is no railing - quite unnerving if you trip!
The girls choose beaded jewelry!
Sunset boat ride to Java!
The Floating Villages on Tonle Sop Lake.
Galun Alung Volcano
The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries, holding about six million people. These ossuaries were made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains, as space above was scarce for burial grounds. Bodies began being stored there in the late 1700's. Very spooky and eerie! Never know what's going on right under our feet!
Ta Prohm Temple
Marley on the Mekong
The mighty Mekong
On our way to ski Pucon!
Starting early so we can see it all...
In the studios of Loretta, our ceramic artist.
Didush ( Grandpa in Ukrainian) and the kids feed the pigeons of San Marcos Square.
Zeb's favorite Bebek Bengil- crispy whole duck
Zeb and Marley climb to the top of Machu Picchu!
Marley demonstrates how our food covers work!- We originally found these offering food in the local warungs (eateries), and found a family that would produce them for us. One of our most popular items!
Zeb and friends
Taipei 101- the tallest building in the world (at the time).
Giant lemons of Sorrento. Even the rinds are delicious!
Marley and her crispy crickets! Yum!
Visiting the family that made our Giant Banana Trees
Zeb gets ready to eat his spider!
The Beautiful Rice Terraces of Tagalalang.
The kids lay inane of Seiki-san's sculptures. Seiki-san graciously agreed to design 2 lines of glass collections just for Banana Wind- pieces can be seen on the website!
Zeb shops for snake to prepare for his lunch!
Zeb eats frogs legs!
Marley eats a spider leg! (tastes like corn nuts!)
Marley makes friends with the alpaca and llamas
A hot stop on the Border of Vietnam and Cambodia
Zip lining Fun!
Zeb holds a dried llama fetus for sale at a local market. Llama fetuses (which are naturally aborted rather frequently) are used as a type of payment to Mother Earth and are put in the lower part of a new house or buried against the foundation to bring good fortune to the occupants. Too bad we couldn't carry one back to Hawaii! Somehow, I think agriculture would have a bit of a problem with that one!
Well, our summer IS their winter! Visiting one of many vineyards in-between Santiago and Valparaiso.
We shop the fresh fish market of Valdivia!
Marley poses in front Peru's most popular dish- Roast Guinea Pig!
These were our rooms- Rustic Bamboo building on stilts. You can see Zeb taking a nap in the hammock after a early morning hike through the rainforest. All rooms were open to the outside- we awoke every morning to screaming spider monkeys. And the night sounds were deafening!
Enjoying our sunrise overlooking the rainforest from the top of a 120 ft. canopy tower.
We trek to the outskirts of town to slide down the sand dunes!
We are looking for a good place to catch piranhas!
Getting ready to slide down the sand dunes outside of town!
Sarlat is a quaint walking village located in the Perigord Noir region of France. It dates back to the 14th century and famous most particularly for foie gras and truffles. Here, Marley reluctantly tries her first piece of foie gras.
Beautiful Rice Terraces
We took a long canoe ride down the Dordogne River, seeing many medieval townships and castles along the way. We are coming up to the imposing village of Beynac, dating back to the 12th century.
We stayed in "Gites" or home stay B & B's throughout our road trip.
Zeb, the beekeeper!
Miroir d'Eau- The Mirror Fountain on the River Goronne
Kids and I climbed a 120 foot canopy Tower to view the sunrise over the Amazon.
“Château des Dames” was built in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet, and successively embellished by Diane de Poitiers then Catherine de Medici.
Looking for sea glass
When you visit our store on Maui, you will find pictures of me and my kids throughout the store during our travels. It’s like my own living, personal scrapbook! Our store has been open since 2004 and some pictures I just can’t seem to take down. We have clients that visit regularly and have loved watching my kids grow up. I truly believe one of the most precious gifts I have given to my kids is the expansion of their world through travel. (I hit the road when Marley was just 4 and Zeb, 7 years old). I encourage anyone to grab your babies (despite what you may think, it’s actually easier when they’re younger…) and get out there!! It makes our future generation more global thinking people, not to mention how much fun YOU will have watching them absorb different cultures. So our website couldn’t be complete without some of my most favorite travel moments! Enjoy my collection, and forgive the pictures of the kids when they were small….. they were just so cute!!! Having children is possibly one of the best gifts in the entire world. I don’t know where I would be without them, and to be able to share this world with them. Enjoy!