Photos: A Family Field Trip Around the World

La Selva Jungle Lodge, EcuadorHandwoven ponchos in PeruNgorongoro CraterNormandyAccha Alta, PeruSerengetiKenyaLake Eyasi, TanzaniaKieghe Primary SchoolMachu Picchu, Peru
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At La Selva Jungle Lodge in Ecuador, Gus contemplates the thick layers of the canopy in the Amazon rain forest.
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Gus (left) and Jeb in handwoven ponchos in Chinchero, Peru.
A tranquil morning at the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
Jeb playing Army Ranger in Normandy.
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Women spinning wool in Accha Alta, Peru.
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Jeannie and Jeb watch a lioness return from a hunt in the Serengeti.
A Masai women in Kenya.
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The family perched above Tanzania's Lake Eyasi.
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Jeb (top) and Gus with children at Kiteghe Primary School.
The Incan stonework of Machu Picchu.
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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).

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