FAQ – What Did We Learn on Leg 10?

I pride myself on the fact that Chad and I are always learning. The desire to learn is one of the main drivers of our desire to travel. But I have to admit, after our Leg 10 in Spain and Portugal, it was a bit of a challenge to come up with new travel lessons….

FAQ – What Were Our Leg 10 Numbers?

Leg 10 in Spain and Portugal was another terrific trip. It was a bit shorter than our pre-COVID legs at 12 weeks (technically 13 on my budget with the time at home at the beginning and end). However, we fit in a lot in that short amount of time. And it was our first new…

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…

FAQ – What Did We Learn in Italy?

We were thrilled to be traveling internationally again for our eighth leg of full-time traveling. In some ways, it was a return to our old normal, bringing up fond memories of our first month-long stay in Budapest back in 2018 and other great times in Europe. But of course, the COVID pandemic made things very…

FAQ – Were We Able to Stay on Budget in Italy?

Because we spent quite an extended time in Missouri between Leg 7 (our south/southwest leg featuring New Orleans, Palm Springs, and Sedona) and departing for Italy in late August (4 full months!) I was able to give us a pretty significant weekly budget for this leg. We also used the flight credit we received when…

FAQ – Are We Really Abroad Again?

Yes! We did it! We left the US and returned to international travel. I am writing this from Milan, Italy, and am looking forward to posting more frequently again as we get to see and do awesome things. We’ve been here just four days and I already have at least two full posts worth of…

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…

FAQ – What Did We Learn about Leg 6?

At the risk of repeating myself, I’ll start this post by stating again that we had a VERY different Leg 6 than we had originally planned. We had planned to visit Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, Kenya, and Dubai on Leg 6. We were going to hike a ton in Bansko, live a cosmopolitan city life in…

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

We’ve always intended to at some point do a U.S. leg (or two), because there are so many awesome things to see here in our very own country. But we always thought we’d need to wait for our income to be a little higher to be able to really do it. COVID-19 accelerated our plans…