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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: September 2010

The state of the world, according to Trouble

Here is the second edition of our Global SWOT Project, with “Trouble”: If you’d like to hear more of Trouble’s story, click here. Cheers,

Travels with Stray, part V: North Island wrap-up

Following our rafting adventure in Rotorua, we headed for a quick overnight in Taupo en route to Tongariro National Park. Several members of our tour group were attempting the 19km (about 12 miles) Tongariro crossing, so we had to leave Taupo at the crack of dawn. Temperatures were close to freezing and the weekend weather…

Photo Friday: Lotus Flower at Auckland’s Wintergarden

Happy Friday,

Travels with Stray, part IV: Rafting in Rotorua

Whitewater rafting was not something Brian wanted to do. It took some wheedling on my part, but eventually he was on board with Kaitiaki Adventure’s 2-for-1 winter special. I hadn’t done much research on the experience since it is a standard Stray promotion. As such, I knew intellectually we were undertaking class 5 rapids and…

Photo Friday: Sky Spaceship, I mean, Tower

Cool, huh?

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