One Year Traveling On A Pension

One Year Traveling On A Pension

On April 7, 2014, we set off to see if it would be possible to travel around the world on a pension. And not just to go, but to have all the fun we wanted to have along the way. One year to the goal and I am now able to say we did it. In the past year we attended...
Bangkok Wedding Party Crashers

Bangkok Wedding Party Crashers

Did you ever find yourself swept up into a stranger’s wedding party? It happened to us this morning in Bangkok. I cracked open the bedroom door at our B&B to investigate a commotion outside. Just outside the door was a roomful of elegantly dressed people...
How to get a haircut in a foreign land

How to get a haircut in a foreign land

If you go traveling for a year, sooner or later you will need to get a haircut in a foreign land. We scour the local language dictionary but words to convey hair styling preferences never seem to make the cut. Nowhere was this more evident than in England. We...
Time Traveling in Australia

Time Traveling in Australia

I’ve neglected writing much on the Blog lately but I had a good reason. We took a detour to go time-traveling instead. Oh, it’s nothing slick like a Hoverboard ride in Back To The Future. This part of the trip has been more like a quiet, reflective stroll through a...
No Catastrophe

No Catastrophe

Meet Hugo. He’s a French cat. Hugo has one passion in life and, as you might expect of a French cat, it is food. From the first hours of our housesit in rural Bordeaux, it was obvious Hugo and I would be inseparable. I adore his cuddling ways, his bouncy walk, and his...
Falling in Love Again. What Am I to Do?

Falling in Love Again. What Am I to Do?

“Falling in love again, never wanted to. What am I to do. Can’t help it.”  That old Marlene Dietrich ballad reflects the way I feel when I think about our recent housesitting experiences. We knew we liked pets. We just didn’t know we...
Picture Postcard: 1,242 Miles Around The Emerald Isle

Picture Postcard: 1,242 Miles Around The Emerald Isle

This month we took on the challenge to drive 1,242 miles of coastal road around the Emerald Isle, taking in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 7 days. We found abundant beauty, charm, humor, nature, fun, adventure, and laughter all the way. It is...