Travel in the Time of COVID-19

I’m supposed to be on a plane right now, as I draft this post on March 21 at around 3:30 in the afternoon.  Today was to be the day we’d be traveling from Costa Rica to Peru. It was to be the day ending a weeklong trip from one of my best friends during her…

Still in Love with CDMX

Our five weeks in Mexico City were everything we wanted them to be and we left the city more in love with it than ever and committed to a longer stay (probably eight weeks) next year. We slowed our pace a little after the first week, only seeing two more movies and only seeing our…

CDMX: We’re Home!

We’ve officially been in Mexico City, aka Ciudad de Mexico, aka CDMX, for a week and a half and it certainly feels like home. We fell in love with this city when we stayed a week in December 2018 (read all about it here) and now that we’re here for a longer stay, we love…

Scoping Out San Miguel de Allende

We’d heard a lot about San Miguel de Allende, an artsy mountain town about 4 hours north of Mexico City. It is very popular with North American expats, especially retirees, and had been a long-term home for one of the nomad-lifestyle podcasters I follow. So we had high expectations for our week in SMA, and…

Playtime in Playa Del Carmen

After a great month and a half at home for the holidays, Chad and I were really ready to be back on the road where our pace is slower, everything is a little bit simpler, and we have more time together. Our first stop was Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya, because I was…

FAQ – What Did We Learn On Leg 4?

FAQ – What Did We Learn in Leg 4? With each leg, we continue to learn a lot about the places we visit. But, I feel like we’re learning a little less about ourselves and long-term travel. However, we are still learning and perfecting our process and certainly had some good lessons on Leg 4…

FAQ – How Do Our Leg 4 Numbers Look?

Where We Were Countries visited: 11, 4 new in bold – Ireland, Romania, Spain, England, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece Cities visited (overnight): 20 Number of hotels: 12 Number of hotel nights: 19 Number of apartments: 13 Number of apartment nights: 99 Total beds slept in: 25 Total lodging budget:…

Ending Up in Athens

After our wonderful weeklong road trip around Greece, we settled in for nine days in Athens. As is often the case, our first several days were spent catching up on work and getting back into a normal routine. But we made time for seeing many of the tourist sights too, especially toward the end of…

Greek Road Trip

Greece seemed like it would be the perfect capper to our Leg 4 itinerary for several reasons: we’d be wrapping up in November, so it would be one of the few places in Europe that would still be warm; it has a reputation for being less expensive than Western Europe; and we’ve both wanted to…

Summing Up Sarajevo

We really enjoyed our time in Sarajevo. It was exactly what we wanted for fall – a cool-not-cold climate, lots of trees changing colors, opportunities for hiking, cultural activities, and a low cost of living to allow us to have a high quality of life. Here are some of the highlights of our time in…