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.

Our Favorites

Now that Brian and I have returned to California, we’ve started reflecting on our travels. The other night at dinner I asked him what his favorite experience was from each place we visited, so we went back and forth, taking turns answering the question for each stop. Here are our top-of-mind responses:

Brian Kate
Hawaii Solo cross-country flight to Lanai & Maui Glassblowing
Runner up: Lampwork class
New Zealand Visiting Queenstown Visiting Christchurch
Australia Driving stick on the lefthand side of the road Little Penguins at Phillip Island
Thailand Riding bikes to Wat Chang Lom in Sukhothai
Runner up: Relaxing on the beach at Koh Chang
Elephant babies at Patara
Jacksonville, FL Celebrating our 6th anniversary at Aunt Kate’s Chamblin Bookmine
Runner up: Birthday bowling
Outer Banks, NC Getting a job offer from Google! Touring with Corolla Wild Horse Fund
Virginia Chill night at Kate’s sister’s house Visiting a family friend in DC
Maryland Visiting nephews Rediscovering photography
Penn State Having lunch with my former professor Pretending to be a student at the campus bookstore
Pennsylvania Sushi dinner with Greg & Cari Family breakfast @ King’s
Louisiana Awesome Cajun food, esp. Crawfish Town Driving through the lower 9th ward in NOLA
Texas Rothko Chapel in Houston Book People in Austin, although it’s definitely not as good as Chamblin
New Mexico Guadalupe Cafe in Santa Fe Chatting with Anne at Photo Eye Gallery
Runner up: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Colorado Running & seeing deer Denver sunset
Wyoming Seeing a deer with a police escort 75mph freeways
Utah Salt flats Best hotel during our cross-country drive
Nevada (Nothing comes to mind) Awesome dinner at Naan & Kebab, Reno

Because every post can be improved with a photo, here's a snapshot of our view during our anniversary dinner at Aunt Kate's Restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida.