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
Having recently experienced jet lag from flying from the west coast of the US to London, I wanted to share my lessons learned from that trip, as well as from previous trips. It’s important to realize that no matter how much you prepare, for the day you jump ahead 7 or 8 hours, it’s going … More Managing Jet Lag and Long Travel Days