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).

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.

You don’t know how lucky you are, boy.

Some of the fascinating and sometimes disturbing observations I've made this past year while travelling through almost a dozen different countries are the political systems. As frustrated as Americans can be with our political systems we are blessed when compared to most of the rest of the world. Let's take a closer look. India. It's … Continue reading You don’t know how lucky you are, boy.

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao Tzu

So the plan was to fly from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Quito, Ecuador. We got to the airport at 3 AM for our 6 AM flight. No lines. We checked in at the desk with our boarding passes, ready to check luggage, and we were asked for our Yellow Fever Inoculation Certificate. Hmmm. We didn't … Continue reading “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao Tzu

Green means go.

Pemba woke to the cool morning air with a feeling of comfortableness. The decision to let go of Gedhun felt natural, like the right thing to do. His son would receive and education with the monks and perhaps break the familial cycle of living and working at their mountain homestead. It would be a first. … Continue reading Green means go.

The Ever Evolving Itinerary.

  There are 195 countries in the world. We first sat down 2 years ago and came up with a list of 32 countries that we could potentially visit over the course of 1 year of travel. Of course 32 is probably too many to squeeze into a 12 month trip so we needed to trim … Continue reading The Ever Evolving Itinerary.