About Us

Away is Home is the account of one family’s open-ended, around-the-word adventure. (Pictured from left to right: Aren, Erysse, Chris and Iden.)

The site started in 2001, when we began posting photos of our son, Aren, online. It was one of the first baby blogs.

In 2003, National Geographic asked Chris to write a series of stories about family travel for Nationalgeographic.com. Most of our early posts were about taking a toddler to destinations in the Southeastern United States.

When Aren’s brother and sister were old enough to travel, we decided to go further.

In 2010, we created Away is Home. We joke around about not having a mission statement, but we’re actually pretty focused on learning about history, culture and geography. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

You can follow us here or on Twitter or Facebook.