I like being first at the gate

I like being first at the gate

For some people being first at the gate means you have arrived super early and will suffer a long wait for your flight. True. But there is something nice about sitting in the quiet area of the airport with no

Roll with it, re-group, change of plans – travel demands flexibility

Roll with it, re-group, change of plans – travel demands flexibility

“Mount Agung, in Eastern Bali, spurted clouds of grey and white ash across the Indonesian island and sparked a dangerous flow of debris”, according to the headline news. That’s not good. After leaving Cambodia, we were hoping to spend a

Do we plan our legacy, or does it happen to us?

Do we plan our legacy, or does it happen to us?

We bought a seven-day pass to the Angkor Archeological Park. Nobody was standing in that line up. We walked right up to the teller. It turns out that most people visit for one day. Some stay for a 3 day

When you can’t tell the season by looking out the window

When you can’t tell the season by looking out the window

I could have also called this ‘chasing summer’, which is another we feel about it. We are literally trying to avoid winter this year. Hopping from place to place. First to stay in the warmth, during the Fall season of

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

I have to admit, it has been tough to establish a daily routine, which works equally well for the 4 of us. All the planning in the world, ahead of time, will not prepare you for what it is really

One suitcase, my biggest fear for the year

One suitcase, my biggest fear for the year

We are nearing the end of our 9th week away from home, living from one suitcase each. I thought it was going to be way more challenging. It was easily my biggest fear, worse than getting sick, (happened to me

The joy of jet lag

The joy of jet lag

“I refer to jet lag as ‘jet-psychosis – there’s an old saying that the spirit cannot move faster than a camel.”   -Spalding Gray My kids had no idea. They played it cool. They had changed time zones, in a

Countdown to wheels up

Countdown to wheels up

It is hard to believe that we are so close to taking off on the first leg of our travels. In a few days we will be on to the next phase of our adventure. Starting in Barcelona for 2

Safety first – what needs to be in the kit?

Safety first – what needs to be in the kit?

After administering first aid to my husband, myself and our 2 kids for many years, I have this theory that all you need are bandaids, polysporin and duck tape. I know, I’ve used brand names for everything. OK, all you

I.C.E. for life on the road

I.C.E. for life on the road

“A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”                 -John Steinbeck We finally decided on one of the most important details of the