Be Adventurous

Whether it's a new restaurant two miles away or a whole new country 2,000 miles away, get out there and see the world! Adventure doesn't have to cost a fortune. Follow our stories here to see how we have fun on a budget...

Be Anchored

No matter what we do or where we go, we are always anchored by the fact that family comes first. Raising a one year old son, we often find ourselves having misadventures! Follow this link to hear more of these stories...

Be Engaged


Life isn't worth living unless you are trying to do good and be good. Engage with the world around you! Here you can follow our stories of community engagement. As political science nuts, we may post the occasional opinion piece as well...

WHO are we?

We are Jordan, Emily, and Benjamin Maiden, a young American family that loves travel and adventure. We work each day to try to make the world around us a little bit better than the way we found it. Always learning, always exploring, and always together!

To find out more about us, visit our About page.

Recent Updates

ADventure Update

Our year in Malawi is officially 1/10 of the way over. We survived a grueling month with Malawi Matters where we moved from place to place teaching multiple lessons per day, every 3 days. We are now in Zomba, in the Southern Region, and Jordan had his first meeting today (August 1) with his partner at Catholic Relief Services. Starting Saturday, we should make our first trip out to a village in Balaka, where Jordan will meet with a community based organization (CBO) to come up with a plan for installing his first Waterstep M-1OO chlorinator! Stay tuned!  

Where Next?

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