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Ok, people. It’s time to get something straight. If we met in a museum, on a bus, at the playground, in a theme park, or anywhere else today, and we had a nice conversation, and I gave you one of our cards with our names, personal email address, and cell phone number on it because […]
We are in rural northern Wisconsin right now, housesitting for a family that lives in a log cabin the husband built. It is a lovely house with beautiful tree trunk beams spanning the cathedral ceiling in the living room, hand-hewn wooden staircases, and a large and very private lot. The property is surrounded by lakes, […]
I have written before about living a minimalist lifestyle with as few items as possible, but I thought today it might be interesting for you to learn more about our family travel budget and strategies you can use at home. We cut our expenses dramatically before we left for Montreal last summer, and I know […]
Let me tell you a story about my daughter Audrey. Audrey learned to walk at 14 months, and just a few months later we went to friends’ farm for a pig roast. The party started at 6 o’clock in the evening, and there were several hundred people in attendance. Audrey’s spent most of the next […]
This quote from Tim Cahill sums up one of my most important lessons in the past year: Friends are the bedrock of any life, especially a nomadic one. No matter how much stuff we shed, how far we traveled, or how dramatically I turned our lives upside down, I kept in touch with friends from […]
Has it really been six months since I posted to our trip blog?! I’ve been posting a lot more regularly on our Facebook Page, so check us out there if you’re wondering what we’ve been up to… the short version is plenty! We spent a little over five months in Montreal, which was fantastic! I’ll […]
One of my goals for this adventure is to learn about climate change and help Audrey understand what it will take for her generation to adapt to the dramatic challenges facing us in the future as a result of today’s rising greenhouse gas (GHG) levels. Why is this important? Well, unless you’ve been living under […]
We’ve been in Canada for two weeks now and are mostly settled in, but it hasn’t been easy. The last time I lived abroad for any length of time, I was in my twenties and single, with no kids or real responsibilities. This time was a lot harder, especially with the hot weather we’ve been […]
We did it! We survived our first week on the road outside of the United States… and what a week it was! We left my parents’ house in Virginia last Monday morning at 3 o’clock, driving in a packed minivan (two grandparents, one two-year old, two cats, me and WAY too much stuff) up to […]
Between leaving Gainesville just before Mother’s Day and arriving in Montreal last week (post to follow tomorrow!), we spent seven great weeks with my parents in Williamsburg, Virginia. We are so grateful they agreed to host us until our Montreal lease started. Here’s a photo roundup of our time there, memories of which we’ll always […]