Up, up and away!

I usually don’t have enough material for a blog post until I’ve been on the road for a few days or so. But I could have written this one even before I left the bus station in Concord. Here’s why. I spent a lot of time getting ready for this trip, getting the house prepared, … Continue reading Up, up and away!


We've decided to become snowbirds (seasonal travelers, usually retirees who migrate to areas with warmer climates during the winter months.) Folks who ditch the cold New England winters and head to warmer climates. During the next few weeks we'll drag out the suitcases and try to come up what we think we'll need for a … Continue reading Snowbirding

Sorting It All Out

After returning home I've had about 3 months to reflect on our year long trip. Here are some things I've come to realize. They are in no particular order. Life is short, we are all going to die, so why not take a year off and travel the world? This is how I have summed … Continue reading Sorting It All Out

We’re back. (In NH, that is).

There was a lot of anticipation as to what our re-entry experience would be like after spending the past year travelling to 11 countries and now returning to home in New Hampshire. Friends and family kept bringing up things like "re-entry", "culture shock", "back to reality", etc. I tried to picture what things would be … Continue reading We’re back. (In NH, that is).

Why I need another 2 months in Ecuador

Pretty soon our stay in Ecuador is coming to an end. We've been here nearly 2 months and really only explored 2 areas, Quito and Loja. Quito is the sprawling capital sitting at over 9000 feet and Loja is a small city in the south with a laid back vibe. There an abundance of parks … Continue reading Why I need another 2 months in Ecuador

Zero to 60, fear setting, this in-between time, and what’s next.

Taking a year off and traveling the world was not on my bucket list. Owning a business that I could step away from time to time to explore or relax was. I've owned 3 businesses over the course of my life and my goal with each of those businesses was to at some point be … Continue reading Zero to 60, fear setting, this in-between time, and what’s next.


We arrived in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, on 8/31/2018. The city of 2.5 million sits at 9350 feet above sea level so you need to give yourself a little time to get used to the elevation. Some visitors experience altitude sickness so it's best to take it easy and notice what's going on with … Continue reading Ecuador