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: March 2011

Photo Friday: Melbourne Sunset

Happy Champagne Friday*, * Wondering what Champagne Friday is? Watch this video from my friend Cassandra Rae. I’m lifting a glass of bubbly to my hubby’s return from PA tomorrow. What are you celebrating?

How we create our own reality

To quote Oprah, today I’m going to talk about something that “I know for sure”: Each of us creates our own reality. Bad stuff going on in your life? You are responsible. Good stuff happening? Pat yourself on the back because you brought that into your life, too. Living with constant ups and downs? You…

Photo Friday: Thai Squat Toilets

I know how fascinated many of you are with the toilets of the world, so here’s your next installment: a squat toilet in Thailand. While there are many Western-style toilets in Thailand, you will undoubtedly encounter your fair share of squat toilets in public facilities, particularly while on the road. Gas stations, bus stations, smaller…

How to survive an IRS audit while traveling

We received a Christmas gift from the Internal Revenue Service this year: one audit notice. When my mom — who receives and reviews our mail — started reading the letter to us, neither she nor we knew what it was. She skipped around as she usually does, first reading out our tax ID number, then…

Photo Friday: Gulf of Thailand

Brian and I spent our last week in Thailand on Koh Chang (Elephant Island). Here is a view of the Gulf of Thailand from the Dewa Resort. Sometimes you have to wonder what the big deal with beaches is, right? Well, for us, this one’s claim to fame is water the temperature of bathwater and…

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