Arkansas Interlude

I’m writing this post from Madrid, which we love, and posting it from Granada, which is a very impressive place. So I have to admit, we like traveling to Europe so much better than anywhere we travel in the U.S. But we take one little American vacation to celebrate Chad’s birthday and our four-year travel-versary…

FAQ – Does our Puerto Rico Trip Count as a Leg?

On my spreadsheets, I’ve been calling our trip to Florida and Puerto Rico to Leg 9, but at barely over six weeks long, I debated whether it really counts or is an extension of our period off from travel, or something else entirely. I’ve decided that I believe it counts as a (short) leg. We…

Celebrating My Birthday in San Juan

Birthdays are a great excuse to take a break from work (or in my case, to force your spouse to take a break from work) and have some fun. So I like to try to make a big deal out of my own birthday, at least with Chad. In fairness, I also try to make…

San Juan: We’re Home

I’ve been so busy since arriving in San Juan almost three weeks ago that this post is a couple weeks overdue. Still, better late than never and we had no trouble settling into our San Juan casita that is our home for the month of March. The casita is in Ocean Park near Calle Loiza…

Relaxation and Adventure in Puerto Rico

It’s been a while since my last post because we came back from Italy in November with no idea what 2022 would look like for us. We wanted to get back to international travel but with so much up in the air about Chad’s work (the film) and COVID, it was hard to figure out…

FAQ – What Did We Learn on Leg 7?

We will always look back fondly on our second U.S. leg, which included New Orleans, Palm Springs, and Sedona for our long stays. Here are five lessons we learned on Leg 7: Living Somewhere You’ve Always Wanted to Live is Worth It This leg, we prioritized month-long stays in two pricier locales because they were…

FAQ – How Did Our Numbers Work for Our Second U.S. Leg?

Our second U.S. leg (aka, Leg 7 of our travels) was just as fun and rewarding as the first. In fact, in some ways it was more so because we were able to have more family and friends visit us than ever before and were able to visit more family and friends as part of…

Sedona is a Special Place

We left Sedona more than a month ago, but I wanted to make sure to post a wrap up that includes all the reasons our time in Sedona (well, technically we stayed in the Village of Oak Creek) was so special to us. Here they are: My Family Came Not long after my “We’re Home”…

Sedona: We’re Home

We have been in Sedona for about a week and a half and they’ve been a long 10 days in the best possible way. We’d been to Sedona twice before and always loved it, and had wondered what it would be like to live here (even before we embarked on the full-time travel life). It…

I Turned 40! Or, How to Do Vegas Safely During a Pandemic

This blog has developed a recurring theme about where we are supposed to be at a given time versus where we’re able to be due to the pandemic. We had big plans to spend my 40th birthday in France, but of course, that proved impossible. So we thought a lot about where in the United…