Photos: A Family Field Trip Around the World

The school bus can wait. So can the PTA and soccer practice. How one family put “normal” life on hold for a year and let adventure take center stage, traveling to four continents and learning which way the toilet really flushes south of the equator (among other things).

By Jeannie Ralston, Friday, Jun 17, 2011, 1:00 AM

Source Article: Photos: A Family Field Trip Around the World

La Selva Jungle Lodge, Ecuador

At La Selva Jungle Lodge in Ecuador, Gus contemplates the thick layers of the canopy in the Amazon rain forest.

(Robb Kendrick)

Handwoven ponchos in Peru

Gus (left) and Jeb in handwoven ponchos in Chinchero, Peru.

(Robb Kendrick)

Ngorongoro Crater

A tranquil morning at the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

(Robb Kendrick)


Jeb playing Army Ranger in Normandy.

(Jeannie Ralston)

Accha Alta, Peru

Women spinning wool in Accha Alta, Peru.

(Robb Kendrick)


Jeannie and Jeb watch a lioness return from a hunt in the Serengeti.

(Robb Kendrick)


A Masai women in Kenya.

(Robb Kendrick)

Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

The family perched above Tanzania's Lake Eyasi.

(Robb Kendrick)

Kieghe Primary School

Jeb (top) and Gus with children at Kiteghe Primary School.

(Robb Kendrick)

Machu Picchu, Peru

The Incan stonework of Machu Picchu.

(Robb Kendrick)