Oh, Paris. 💌 Paris, Paris... as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Paris is known as "la ville lumière" or, the city of light. Both because of its leading role during the age of enlightenment, but more literally because Paris was one of the first European cities to adopt gas street lighting. 💡 Paris is a city that … Continue reading Paris, Part 1
These days seem to be filled with choices that tend to minimize the very rich and human complexity of life, choices that simply ask us to draw a line in the sand. 🧐 In my opinion, one of these highly debated, but very much, "man-made" dichotomies, is eating meat. I’ve said it before, I don’t … Continue reading The notion of “AND” vs “OR”
Planning ahead has always been a necessity because our last 5 years of travel have been filled with "trips", rather than relaxing vacations. 🌴 RV travel happens to be very similar. You need to make reservations and schedule travel time depending on various factors, one of them being park availability. We found this out the … Continue reading Camping vs Glamping
Everyone seems to have their own idea of what RV life is like, 🤔 and because the concept doesn’t seem to match the subject, this tends to throw people off a bit. Our go to lines have become: It’s like a tiny house on wheels OR, you know those really big tour buses? It’s probably … Continue reading Life on The Road
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
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.