Holiday Cheer

Over the holiday weekend, we spent a good deal of time talking about Christmases past and future.  Growing up in the northeast, and living in Colorado, I’ve grown accustomed to cold weather over the holidays (though I suppose those in New England experienced something more akin to what I’ve been experiencing over the past several years in San Clemente for the holidays). If we really pull this trip off, and do so with our current itinerary, we will be spending Christmases in the following places: Nice, France Perth, Australia Singapore Vienna, Austria Key West, FL USA Palm Springs, CA USA Somewhere…

Blog sites, AirBnB, Rome2Rio, oh my!

By Melissa The first thing I did was hit the travel blogs, hard.  We couldn’t be the first people trying to do this.  How did others with similar dreams pull it off?  I always look for travel blogs when I’m researching countries in my travels because they are authentic and practical.  I feel like I can get the real scoop from real people in a way I can’t get from travel magazines, sites or guides.  It was a great place to start.  Bloggers advised us on how they worked from all over the world, the unique ways they generated income…

Our First Pass at Our Plan

By Melissa We were visiting my family and staying at my sister’s house when the new scheme was concocted and spent the next several days in a kind of terrets-like world tour shouting random cities at each other.  There are a lot of options.  Eventually it became clear to us that all these great ideas we were generating made it impossible to limit this adventure to a year, we needed two.  Now, working with two years, we could give ourselves twice the options.  Looking at maps, we started to chart out paths bouncing us all over Europe and a little…

The journey before the journey

By Melissa I’ve always wanted to live in a foreign country, not just visit, but live and feel the experience of being a local in a place I initially felt anything but. I know that I get this from my parents who met in Naples and had me in the Phillipines.  Ironically, we traveled little throughout my childhood but they spoke of the world with tremendous joy and made it clear that the world was there to be lived in and explored. David’s parents also loved to travel and passed it on to him but, initially, he was less keen…