Tag Archives: around the world travel

A trip inspired by a photo and a ring

Years ago we visited Florence, Italy – but only for a week. One week is not long enough! When it came time to plan a longer stay, we hoped Beth’s brother, Tom, and his wife, Barbara, would join us. Beth … Continue reading

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The disorienting speed of abandoning slow travel

We prefer to travel slowly. When we take a road trip, we try to stay awhile to enjoy interesting places along the way. We don’t drive every day, and, when we do drive, we restrict our driving time to just … Continue reading

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AirBnB: 750 nights and counting

One of the worst AirBnBs we stayed in was our first. We had just started our nomadic traveling life on the road, and clearly we had a lot to learn. Four and a half years have passed, and we can … Continue reading

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Photographers (everywhere) around the world

We take lots of photos as we travel. And now, in a world filled with cellphones, just about everyone has a camera. It seems that everybody wants to record the special things they see.  But here’s where we’re different. We rarely … Continue reading

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Your travel happiness depends on them

No matter how many travel arrangements we make on our own — we still rely on people we meet along the way to help us out. Our travel happiness depends on them. For example, we stood helpless staring at the … Continue reading

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17 years sailing the world

We headed to Los Osos to stay with our friend, Henriette. We gathered around her little wood-burning stove in the late afternoon to talk about her travels and ours. Our almost 2-year trip around the world paled in comparison with Henriette’s … Continue reading

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Who are you, you gorgeous winged creatures?

As we traveled around the world, we hoped to see birds new to us. Our trip started in Asia, and “sloooooow going” describes our success there. We spotted only 9 new birds to add to our list in the 2 … Continue reading

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