An American Family in Valencia

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Europe, Spain, Travel Tips | 6 Comments

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt On our first day of Spanish class in Valencia, Laurie and I met another couple even crazier than us. Some people think we were nuts to sell our house and live a life on the road. Jon and Kari have […]

A Season at Home

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Travel Update, United States | 12 Comments

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Six months before we set out on our adventure living a life on the road, my father was diagnosed with incurable colon cancer. We almost delayed our hike across Spain, but my parents insisted we set off. We […]

In Search of Lobster

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 6 Comments

[Maine] is the exact opposite of New York. When you walk through my small town to get a cup of coffee, you bump into five people you know. Elizabeth Strout When Maine is mentioned, I think of moose, cold winters, L.L. Bean, and Stephen King. Laurie thinks of—lobster. She had a short list of must-do […]

Homes for Vagabonds: The Airbnb Life

Home is where the heart is. Pliny the Elder When we let our apartment lease expire a year ago and committed to a lifestyle of traveling, we knew we’d want places to call “home” for extended periods of time. We have friends who do the RV lifestyle and enjoy it, but that’s not for us. […]

On the Road Again

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Preparation, United States | One Comment

On the road again Just can’t wait to get on the road again The life I love is making music with my friends … Goin’ places that I’ve never seen Seein’ things that I may never see again Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson   We’ve had a great hiatus from our travels. We’ve been staying with my […]

Packing for a Walk Across Spain

This list is focused on hiking the Camino de Santiago. But other travelers might get good tips on how to travel light. When we walked the Camino de Santiago we knew that packing light was going to be key to our success. Every extra pound meant more stress on feet, and knees, and energy required. […]

A Journey Across Spain: Hiking the Camino de Santiago

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Europe, The Camino, Travel Update | 5 Comments
A Journey Across Spain: Hiking the Camino de Santiago

Laurie and I were blessed to be able to journey across the northern breadth of Spain last April and May as we hiked the Camino de Santiago, a twelve hundred year old pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela in the Galacian region of Spain. We then completed the walk to […]

The Houseless, not Homeless, Life

“Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight If it’s not too dear” Lyrics from the Beatles, “When I’m Sixty Four” There are definite challenges to our “Houseless, not homeless,” lifestyle. Things that we took for granted in our old homes and neighborhoods are difficult or non-existent. For example, near our […]

Seven Fun Things About Living in England

Brighton-Hove, September 30th We left our home base in Seattle in early April and have since lived in six different countries. Each place has it’s own charms. We’ve been in England since August 13. Here are a few of our favorite things about living in England. Many kids call their mother,“Mummy.” Listening to the local […]

Climbing the Walls in Church

Climbing the Walls in Church

July 24, Glasgow, Scotland During our travels on the Camino and throughout Europe we’ve spent a lot of time in old churches, but on our first day in Scotland, had our most unusual experience yet in what was once a house of worship. We finished our five-week Irish adventure on Thursday. Our friend Mary, who […]