Nineteen years ago today, Catherine and Oliver and I were in Boston on a beta test for international travel, in anticipation of a planned trip, two months later, to Thailand.

Taking Oliver to Thailand when he was 18 months old was the craziest most amazing thing we ever did together as a family, and it set such a high water mark for what we were capable of that it enabled us to pursue countless travel adventures in the years to follow.

The Boston trip was the starting line.