Living ‘My’ Dream

Friday I gave my 2-week notice. For the first time in my adult life, my career is no longer my highest priority. I have been mentally preparing myself for the challenges ahead for years. We have reached our FI number, but that, it seems, was the easy part! We are letting go of our careers, …

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Ode to Paris, The City of Light

Paris, The City of Light. I can't get you off my mind. Your lure sucks me in. Your breathtaking beauty enchants. You cast a spell which cannot be broken. You tell stories that speak to the heart. You paint images that seem almost too incredible to be real. What is this magical power you possess; you …

Moving to Spain

The Seed. Four years ago, I had a realization that would change my life. It started with a passion for travel and European culture that was ingrained since living in and traveling Europe as a child. But the pivotal moment was a podcast. During my daily walks, I like to listen to podcasts. I happened …

Quote du Jour

"The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times." -- The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho I just finished reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck... gut-wrenching story with a fantastic ending. Glad I stuck it out. That one was for you, Mackenzie! 😛 Now I am just beginning The …

Moving Abroad? Here’s How to Get Settled in Quickly — ____Veggie Travelling Teacher

Image: Moving train When you first decide to move to a new country, you are likely to experience a heady mix of excitement and nerves. As that moving date approaches, you could find that the latter starts to take over. The time to start preparing for a successful transition is not when you land in… Sharing …

Istrian Peninsula of Croatia

Today, a throwback to 2017... adventuring through the Istrian peninsula of northern Croatia. A Picture of Tranquility Combine the peacefulness of the French countryside, the hilltop medieval towns of northern Italy and the rugged, natural beauty of Slovenia and you have unique Istria. The early morning fog settles in rolling, rural valleys where centuries old …

Playing with FIRE: The Documentary

The first documentary about the FI movement is about to be released! It's been several years in the making. This is very exciting. Is FI hitting the mainstream? What will that mean to the movement and its participants? There has been some major name-dropping related to this film... Vicki Robin, Mr. Money Mustache, JD Roth, …

Kitten Yoga

Just when you thought yoga couldn't get any better... they add kittens! I attended my first (of what I'm convinced will be many) kitten yoga session today. It was hosted by the San Diego Humane Society. They also brought in lots of bunnies as well. The furry cuteness was everywhere! I'm guessing most of the …

Foster Baby

Seven years ago, this beautiful little fur baby had my heart. #ThrowbackThursday #fostering #kittens

Kobarid, Slovenia 🇸🇮

Kobarid is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the foothills of the Julian Alps. This monument in the hills just above the small village of Kobarid commemorates the soldiers (many of whom were Italian) who lost their lives in this area in WWI. Kobarid sits very close to the Slovene-Italian border. If you’re a …