Gratitude

There are a lot of amazing things happening in my life right now. I wanted to take a moment to appreciate. The last several months (no, years) have been a whirlwind. But, I am looking forward to several things over the next couple of months. Right now, I am grateful for: the time we have …

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Living in Europe: Just Weeks Away

It is still difficult to believe we are here. Only one small hurdle stands between us and our (read "my") 5-year plan to retire and live in Europe. I am grateful to have a significant other who is willing to indulge me my dream. We have gathered and submitted all the paperwork for the residence …

Old Kotor en noir

Just thumbing through my photos... and found this gem. ... from Old Town Kotor, Montenegro 🇲🇪 Such a fascinating city in a beautiful and fascinating part of the world. If you've never been, think Dubrovnik on a much smaller scale... and with fewer crowds. The hills rise up dramatically from the Bay of Kotor. Thinking …

Cetinje, the Old Historic Capital of Montenegro 🇲🇪

*This post recounts some of my adventures from the summer of 2018 traveling solo in Montenegro. When I asked about recommendations for historic sites in Montenegro, my Airbnb host mentioned Cetinje without hesitation. Cetinje is the old capital of this tiny Balkan country and the residence of the current Montenegrin president. This city of about …

La cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris en noir

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, …

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 …