Year One: What I Learned

On a boat Dalmatian Islands

After a full year on the road, we are back in the U.S. (enjoying sunny Florida) and catching up.  I’ve had time to reflect on our adventure and I realize that the greatest lessons for me have nothing whatsoever to do with the practicalities of travel (who needs another post on how to find cheap

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Angels in Croatia

Dubrovnik at sunset

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of looking at things.”  Henry Miller We left Croatia a few days ago and headed for Italy on the overnight ferry. As we pulled away from the dock, I sat on the upper deck in the chilly sea air, watching the twinkly lights of Split’s

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Listening to My Heart


I haven’t been posting to the blog much in the past couple of weeks.  I also haven’t been taking photos (something I’ve come to truly love). Instead, I’ve been driving around the Portuguese Algarve looking for a cheap apartment to rent. Why would I do this, you ask?  How does this fit with traveling the

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My First Meltdown

lunch by the water Casares Spain

  It is official.  After just a few months on the road, I had my first moments of second-guessing. No.  Let’s be honest:  What I experienced was sheer, unadulterated terror and choking panic. WHAT HAVE I DONE? These are my top-earning years, I should be out there working for chissake, before I get to the

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Honoring Today: Banning “The List”

breakfast Bathers Cafe St Kilda

All of my life I have been a maker of lists.  I make lists about anything and everything (what to pack for vacation, what to buy at the grocery store, what needs cleaning or attention in the house or garden, my goals for the week or the year, my workout schedule, etc.).  My lists capture

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