When Michael & I started daydreaming 🤩 about our Sabbatical, we only spoke of living abroad. What had always attracted us to traveling abroad, was the ability to engulf ourselves in other cultures, to meet people that think differently than us; to gain fresh perspectives. 🧐 Staying in the United States, felt like a compromise … Continue reading Unexpect the Expected
I vividly remember how I felt, driving on the vast freeway from San Antonio to West Texas, watching the lit up night train speed beside me. 🚂 It was very exhilarating, it almost felt like a race, a race I desperately wanted to win. Ahead of me, a Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37c RV, driven by … Continue reading The adVentuRe
Subject is a bit dramatic, huh? Well, as I promised from the beginning, this blog is meant to be a sort of guide, so it needs to be real. It's much easier to post pretty pictures and write about the adventure. 🤭 The truth is, those are only snapshots of what's really happening... and we … Continue reading There’s always a Sacrifice
The first time I visited Paris I was 21 years old. 🤗 A fresh and budding adult, I chose a trip to Europe as my graduation present. To my mom and dad's surprise, I wasn't planning on going with any friends in particular. 😮 I wanted to have this experience for myself... Wide eyed and … Continue reading A Need to Travel…
When we started this Sabbatical, we told ourselves to keep an open mind and flow with whatever the universe brought us💮. So much of our lives were spent on a schedule - not only filled by our 9 to 5 careers - but also needing to constantly sync up our calendars 📆 to even make … Continue reading The Intent is to Flow…
One of the many reasons I wanted to take this Sabbatical was to really focus on what I'm most passionate about. 😍 Traveling, spending time with family, writing and of course volunteering. Animals, especially dogs 🐶 and elephants 🐘 , are very dear to my heart. Those who know Michael and I, also know our pups, Niko … Continue reading A Helping Hand.
Living in California has it's perks... an ever changing restaurant scene, music concerts, art galleries, museums, the mountains AND the beach! 🏖 🌊 If that wasn't enough, it also happens to have the most vast wine country region in America... 🍇 Hard to believe this place is not the whole package... Hmnn 🤨 think traffic … Continue reading The Napa Valley of Western Colorado?
A good friend said the other day: "Good for you for taking care of the business of life!" Hmmn... 🤔 I think she was referring to the decision to quit our corporate jobs! It seems the responses we get when telling people about this Sabbatical varies only slightly. Most are thrilled, 👏🏽 some are a … Continue reading The Business of Life.
The holidays are always difficult for us. Splitting your time between in-laws is hard enough, but then you also have your good friends, some with families 👨👩👧👦 of their own, so you wish you could split yourself in two! 😳 The award winning journalist, Edna Buchanan once said: "Friends are the family we choose for … Continue reading I’ll be there for you…
The connection between California and Colorado became seemingly undeniable the longer we lived in L.A. ☺️ From the multiple family members who've moved back and forth between the two sunny states, to our friends boasting about the fabulous skiing in Telluride -- rivaling the likes of Switzerland -- it became apparent we were very lucky ☘️ … Continue reading Western Colorado Wonderland!