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September 10, 2015

Our first Round The World trip comes full circle - we are now back in the Pacific Northwest.  And a little culture shock is inevitable.

 

As my family and I face a reentry into the "real" world, I am reminded of how important this trip has been to all of us; we are stronger, wiser and now have a much better idea of what we want our future to look like. 

 

It is not possible to fully quantify the benefits gained during this nomadic time abroad, but I can mention a few things we have learned on the road that no corporate job or school system could provide. It is no small feat to successfully plan and deploy such a complex 11-month trip involving 5 people, 4 continents and 13 countries. We ar...

August 1, 2015

Navigating the sea of rental properties on vrbo.com, Airbnb.com, homeaway.com, and flipkey.com can be a daunting task for many travelers, yet the rewards you’ll get from renting locally are well worth the effort. As a family of five traveling the world for a year, we knew that we could save money by avoiding hotels and we also could get a deeper cultural understanding of the locale.

 

We developed five core criteria to help us choose short-term rentals. Simply put, these are: cost, comfort, location, amenities and a communicative and friendly host or hostess.

 

  • Cost: if you are considering staying anywhere for more than 3 nights, renting an apartment or home can save you hundreds of dollars, particul...

I wanted to love Greece. In all sincerity. But it felt like an acquaintance you are just not sure you want to become real friends with. Upon arriving in Athens, on a cold, gray, rainy day my initial reaction was of shock; after all, we have been “chasing the sun” since the beginning of our RTW trip. With the exception of a few scattered days of rain, the vast majority of our time in South America and Africa has been blessed with sunny days, warm weather and bright blue skies. At first, I attributed my blues towards Athens to the unexpected bad weather. Being from Seattle, and used to the intermittent rain, we took tours and went to ancient sights and museums all the same. I really didn’t want to feel...

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