It is always the middle of the night, somewhere

It is always the middle of the night, somewhere

One of the funny side effects of travel is developing a distorted sense of time. The world is so large, with so many time zones and even the international date line. When you think about other far away places, it

Irrepressible optimism or finding good in everything

Irrepressible optimism or finding good in everything

Over the years I have been writing and posting to my blog, I’ve had a goal which has guided my content. It is simple. I want the words to be fashioned in such a way so that the reader and

Q&A The Cost Benefit Of Travel

Q&A The Cost Benefit Of Travel

I decided to change things up a bit and ask a bunch of questions of myself. As I sit on a terrace of a little café in Athens, recording all our expenses, it gets me to thinking about costs versus

It might be time to get involved

It might be time to get involved

As the world seems to be reeling from one political upset to another and many people are standing around pointing fingers of blame at each other, it might be time to get involved. Imagine if we treated our democracy as

Up, down & sideways :) thoughts on long-term travel

Up, down & sideways :) thoughts on long-term travel

After 277 days since leaving our home and saying goodbye to life as we knew it, we are staring down the last 48 days until we move back. We have 2 more countries and 4 cities locked and loaded for

Family travel, essential alone time

Family travel, essential alone time

The one thing a person must have is time alone. When we decided to travel together as a family, we didn’t consider how much time each of us would require. Some people can get by on very little and others

Walking the wall, a view from the edge

Walking the wall, a view from the edge

We have had the pleasure to visit many ancient architectural sites, on our trip around the world. While the city walls of Dubrovnik are not the oldest, they are easily accessible and extremely impressive. Not just for the scale of

Our kids have outgrown us

Our kids have outgrown us

It was bound to happen, at some point. During the course of this travel year, our teenaged kids have grown taller than their parents. Our son has inched up over everyone else in the family and our daughter is not

The search for a bed that is ‘just right’

The search for a bed that is ‘just right’

Goldilocks was very tired by this time, so she went upstairs to the bedroom. She lay down in the first bed, but it was too hard. Then she lay in the second bed, but it was too soft. Then she

What do I wish for myself?

What do I wish for myself?

I’m making a wish for myself today. Why not? It is my birthday. I am turning 48 years young and I am celebrating with my husband, my son and my daughter. This is not just any family gathering. One that