The Washington Post's travel pages recently featured Embry Martin Howell and Joe Howell '64 in a column devoted to readers' "rambles around the world."
The Q&A format covers the who, what, when, where, why and how of the Howells' 17-week trek around the globe in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary and her 70th birthday–including hiking China's Yellow Mountains in the fog and sleeping in a Mongolian ger, or yurt.
Embry Howell, aka "Mimi" in her Davidson days, is the daughter of Davidson President Grier Martin (1958-68). As a student in the early 60s, Joe Howell helped lead fellow Davidson students' involvement with Civil Rights sit-ins with Johnson C. Smith University students. He is the author of Hard Living on Clay Street: Portraits of Working Class Families.
Read the Washington Post article, which also contains a link to the Howell's personal journal and photography blog of their adventures.