About the team


We're Palmer and Shawnee, a husband and wife team with one goal in mind... to spread wonder and knowledge about our big, amazing planet!

We travel the world.

Return home to write about it.


In 2017, we started a "Snail Mail" subscription called Letters From Afar. It started small and quickly grew to become a globally used educational resource. We now send thousands of letters around the world each month teaching kiddos the culture and geography of amazing places around the world!

We decided to take a leap and expand our creative writing escapades by launching The Yesteryear Gazette. With this new resource, kids can begin learning the vast and fascinating history that makes each place we visit so special.

We love all things food and enjoy living in our beautiful beach town of Wilmington, NC.


Cheers to dreaming and living. <3