My answer: time The question: what is your most valuable possession or resource? The older I get, and the more experience I gain, the more protective I am of my time. We are all marching towards the same destiny, the day we each run out of time. Time cannot be bought, but it can be … More Time
After 3-years of travel, what’s next? Where will we live? What kind of lifestyle will we create for ourselves? What do we want to do? … More What’s Next?
Shortly after Christmas 2017, we left Phoenix, Arizona and headed for Ballygawley, County Sligo Ireland. Similar to our WWOOFing in Tennessee, Sean and I set out to work on a sheep farm in Ireland, in exchange for room and board, only this time we knew the family! On our drive of the Wild Atlantic Way the previous … More Sheep farming in Ireland
Isn’t it funny how something that happens in someone else’s life can end up having such a dramatic effect on your life and those around you? A little over four years ago, my cousin, Ali Nordlander (now Joseph) got stationed at Eglin Airforce Base outside of Destin Florida as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. We … More Destin – 2017!!!
When Sean and I first began traveling in June 2015, I remember saying aloud that I wanted to spend some time volunteering on one of the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) farms. This is an educational and cultural exchange program where WWOOFers spend half a day on farms and receive educational opportunities, room, and board … More WWOOFing… where our food comes from
Prior to starting our travels, I knew that I needed to figure “my stuff ” out. Emotionally, I struggled like everyone does from time to time but I couldn’t seem to find any lasting solutions to my struggles. I was reading emotional intelligence books, journaling, meditating, exercising, and generally trying to calm my spirit down. … More My Path to Resilience
Our 8-weeks living in Germany studying the German language. … More Deutschland
As mentioned in part 1, Sean and I have been traveling and without work for 24-months, a full 2 years. For 5-weeks, we steadily toured Europe with two goals in mind: 1) end our tour in Germany (where we’re studying Deutsch) and 2) find a beach home for the summer. In part 1 you can … More Searching For a Beach Home – Part 2
Sean and I have been traveling and without work for 24-months, a full 2 years — a lot longer than we ever expected to travel. We are using our life-savings to travel, but we are nearing the threshold of depletion. So we need to get jobs again, but do not want to return to the … More Searching For a Beach Home – Part 1
You’ve been eagerly awaiting this trip but now that you’re on it, you find yourself tense and upset. What happened? … More Managing Expectations: Americans on Holiday Abroad