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: Kate

My foray into insight meditation

When Brian told me he wanted to attend a meditation retreat in Thailand, I was all for it. I like meditation. I’ve had many positive, relaxing experiences through guided meditation, breathing meditation, walking meditation, empty mind meditation and transcendental meditation. Insight meditation was another story. I had no idea what I was getting myself into…

You can’t go home again…or can you?

I’ve been silent here a long time. For a while I was uncertain what to write. Then, I was demotivated because I couldn’t tell you the full truth — including some major reasons we returned to the States — mainly because Brian didn’t want me to. You see, he was hospitalized in Thailand and if…

Photo Friday: Blue Pools, New Zealand


Photo Friday: Mom’s choice

Hi everyone, We’re in Jacksonville, Florida visiting my family, so I asked my mom to choose today’s Photo Friday. She picked this one from our visit to the North Island of New Zealand, in the Coromandel region. Cheers,

Personal accountability, a quote

I just finished reading Josh Kaufman’s The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business and wanted to share some inspiration with you. The quote below is from B.C. Forbes, founder of Forbes magazine. I think it’s a good reminder for all of us: Your success depends on you. Your happiness depends on you. You have to…

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