Global citizen, father of five, husband, and other half of one of our favorite blogging duos at Somewhere Slower, Michael Adamo is a person we love on many levels. Especially during the month when we celebrate fathers, we can’t help but stand awe-inspired by the dad who’s built a beautifully intentioned life abroad with wife Courtney Adamo, their two daughters and three sons.
Raised in Nevada, Michael (the oldest of 7) was fatefully accepted to NYU’s graduate film school where he began studying animation. Following a move to Los Angeles years later, he met Courtney who was just starting a career in journalism. Together, they took a spontaneous trip to London that resulted in a job offer for Michael and what would be the beginning of their life abroad together. The duo's shared love of traveling evolved into 13 years and 4 children born in London, and most recently, a 5th child born to the family who’s currently living in Australia. Between his work in animation as an executive producer and consultant, head chef at the Adamo house, surfing, and newborn wakings, Michael shared some time and insight into his most recent adventures Down Under.
My ideal Father’s Day would…
Start with a hot stack of pancakes at home, a delicious flat white (or two) to accompany them, and then a trip to The Pass in Byron Bay for a surf. With a bit of luck, Ivy and I might even catch a tandem wave together on my long board. We’d stop for lunch at the Top Shop or Roadhouse and then a family dinner at home, prepared by someone other than me. I can only hope Courtney is reading this!