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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: December 2010

Happy New Year from Sydney

We heard a few good pieces of wisdom while ringing in the new year this evening: A man on an elevator said, “Here’s to making this year better than last year,” and a fellow travel enthusiast who is tempting me to buy a piece of contemporary aboriginal art said, “When in doubt, buy! [at least…

Happy Koalidays!

With love from Sydney,

Living with addiction

Most of us don’t have the kind of addictions you hear about on the news, the ones celebrities get sent to rehab for, the ones recognized as life altering or capable of destroying families and ruining lives. No, our addictions are more subtle and, you might argue, even inconsequential: caffeine, tobacco, or sugar. “Did she…

Photo Friday: Fiordland National Park & Milford Sound

From Queenstown, Brian and I, along with some friends, took a bus tour to New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park. Next time, we will definitely drive the route ourselves and explore the area in more detail. It was gorgeous! As with so many locations in New Zealand, you have to be there to truly appreciate the…

A plea to restore sanity

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” -Benjamin Franklin 1759 There are many things that I love about my home country, the United States of America, but the collective paranoia that has gripped it since September 11, 2001 is not one of them. This…

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