who are the watsons?
We are a 30-something married couple who decided to leave behind our home, careers and comfortable Silicon Valley lifestyle to try a new course. Join us as we travel the world to learn about other cultures, lifestyles and ways to generate income beyond the traditional 9-5.

Monthly Archives: August 2010

Photo Friday: 90-Mile Beach and Te Paki Stream

Happy Friday, folks,

The state of the world, according to Liz

Many months ago, we held a contest to identify a theme for our around-the-world travels.  After reviewing your wonderful ideas, we announced that the winner was Cassandra Rae, who suggested that we interview random people we meet along the way. We spent quite a while brainstorming questions but, after trying out a few, we realized…

Ask and you shall receive

Pictures of toilets, you said you wanted.  Well, here you go. On our way from Whangarei to Paihia last Wednesday, we made a pit stop at the Kawakawa public toilets.  As our Stray driver, Dave, shared with us, respected Austrian painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser was commissioned to design the public facilities by the town.  They…

Photo Friday: Auckland sunset


Travel Costs: Getting Started & Hawaii

Before embarking on our trip, we promised to share our expenses with you.  On some level, we don’t want to do this because we know any money discussion is fraught with peril.  However, we also know that having actual dollar figures is very helpful in determining when/if you can afford similar travel and how much…

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