Category Archives: Trip Planning

Travel expectations

We like to think we keep our travel expectations moderately realistic.  We fall somewhere between those who hope for nothing more than a relaxing get away and those leaving nothing to chance with a too-long checklist of sites and restaurants … Continue reading

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April is a great month to travel

Years ago, a small group of our friends gathered and planned international trips with a particular goal in mind: spending the days hiking and eating well every evening.   When it came time to determine when to travel, we decided to … Continue reading

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Two ways to do a road trip

We took our first road trip when we were in our 20’s, and we knew then just how to do it.  We played loud music as we drove great distances.  We rarely stopped.  The point seemed to be centered on … Continue reading

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Taking our interests on the road

When we started traveling we were determined to spend every minute we could experiencing our destination.  Imagine yourself in the rice paddies of China, or visiting the great art museums in Italy.  It seems absurd to think of taking time … Continue reading

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1,000 nights in AirBnBs: thoughts about a traveling life with no home

We ended our apartment lease, gave most of our stuff away, and thus began our traveling life 6 years ago.  We have had no home since then, and, for the last 2,200 nights, we have stayed in diverse places ranging … Continue reading

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Planning a family reunion?

Our last family reunion ended on a disastrous note, but it wasn’t our fault.  Eight years ago, we booked a spacious house in Santa Barbara, California for the gathering.  So what went wrong?  When 5-month old Nick arrived, no one … Continue reading

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No perfect place for next

Several years ago we started to plot out where to go on this year’s round-the-world trip.   The beginning fell right into place. Somehow we just couldn’t figure out a good place to go in between. Where to go for the … Continue reading

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