Tag Archives: Travel

A Look Back on 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada

We take a look back on 2016 – our achievements, where we’ve been, and how we feel happened good throughout the year, and what could have gone better.

Give the Gift of Travel this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Travel

For my birthday last September (2016), I asked Peter not to buy me anything; rather, I asked him to give me something travel related as a present. Modern norms tell us that anything that marks an occasion in our lives be it a birthday, an anniversary, or holidays, a present is expected. The thing is, …

Journey To Chicago: What to Do in the Windy City

Downtown Chicago, Illinois

Chicago What do you picture when you hear that word? I hear Polish truck drivers in a Mamet play delivering groceries, spectacular wind chills blowing off Lake Michigan, Cubs and White Sox, Bauhaus and Contemporary structures sitting side by side, Al Capone and speakeasies, Second City, Windy City, White City, Home Alone, Chicago the Musical, deep dish pizza, …

The Difference between Vacation and Travel

Vacation versus Travel

I recently read an excellent online article from The Atlantic about the dire financial straits that over 50% of all Americans find themselves in and something in the article struck me. The writer mentioned that because of the various financial choices he had made regarding his and his family’s finances, he and his family hadn’t …

How we fund and afford our travels

Faulkner's House in Rowan's Oak, Oxford, Mississippi

  People always ask us how we can afford to travel this much, and we try to make it as transparent as possible by posting our travel expenses on this blog. However, what they really don’t know is HOW we can afford to spend all that money on travel.  Living in the USA, I’ve realized …