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.

Author Archives: Brian

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…

Photo Friday: Abel Tasman Coastal Track

This scene caught my eye towards the end of a five-mile hike in the Abel Tasman National Park: Cheers,

Southern Skies

The stars are different down here. That’s one of the things I most looked forward to seeing during my first trip to the Southern Hemisphere. I hesitate to call myself an “amateur astronomer,” since the only constellations I could pick out in the northern sky were Orion’s Belt and The Big Dipper, but I’m definitely…

Photo Friday: Cathedral Cove


Toilets of New Zealand, take 2

Off to balance the mass-flow equation,

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