The Beginning

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On sunshine and transitions

by Kim October 23, 2011

The rain is returning to Portland, our last rainy season before we take off to travel the world.

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Announcing our RTW plans

by Kim September 28, 2011

Announcing our departure date for our RTW travels and the plan for the first two legs of our trip. We are so excited!!

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Chasing My Wife’s Dream

by Kim September 25, 2011

Traveling the world is my dream. Six months ago Brian wrote about his experience as the part of a traveling couple that wants it a little less. Now, six months later, Brian writes about how his perspective has shifted and where he stands today.

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Good Things Come Back To You

by Kim September 21, 2011

Selling our beloved house was hard, and writing a nice note to the new owner was harder still. It’s tough to pass the torch when you’re not quite ready to give it up. But I’m glad we left our house on a loving note, because good things come back to you.

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RTW Planning Makes You Boring

by Kim September 18, 2011

Planning a trip around the world dominates my thoughts. It’s all I think about and all I talk about. Here’s your fair warning: travel planning makes you boring.

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The Other Side of Home

by Kim August 31, 2011

My first post from our new apartment. It’s been two weeks since we left our home and settled into a new place and I’m once again redefining what home means to me.

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Moving on

by Kim August 29, 2011

The selling-the-house step of this journey was a hard one, but we have moved on, and now we feel as though nothing can keep us from reaching this dream.

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You can take the girl out of Ohio

by Kim August 17, 2011

A collection of photos from a few weeks of packing and visiting our families in the midwest.

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Sacrifices? There are plenty.

by Kim August 9, 2011

Think you don’t need to make sacrifices to follow your dream? Brian and I have made plenty. This is what it feels like to sell our beloved home in order to have the freedom to pursue our dreams.

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Update: life marches on

by Kim August 7, 2011

A recap on the changes that have been happening lately. In the past six weeks we put our house on the market, sold 75% of our worldly possessions and moved into an apartment. How’s that for a busy six weeks?

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Our House Is For Sale!

by Kim July 10, 2011

After a few intense weeks of prepping our house is finally on the market. We hope to get a little help from St. Joseph and sell quickly! Fingers crossed.

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On Giving Up A Good Thing

by Kim July 4, 2011

It’s one thing to give up a life that is bad for you or making you miserable. It’s a whole other thing to walk away from a good life because it is not the kind of good life that you want for yourself.

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Advice For Traveling And Life

by Kim April 24, 2011

Everyone has an opinion about our decision to ditch our jobs for travel. Here, I share with you the best advice that I’ve received on traveling and life.

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The Power Of A Passport

by Kim April 12, 2011

Lucille Clifton wrote an ode to her hips, I wrote an ode to my passport. Wonder, adventure and possibility abound.

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We’ve Saved 2/3rds Of Our RTW Budget

by Kim March 30, 2011

We’ve been saving like maniacs and it’s paying off. Today we’ve saved 2/3rd of our around the world travel budget goal.

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Coming To Terms With Life Change

by Kim March 23, 2011

Traveling the world is my dream. This post is written by Brian- it’s his perspective about being the part of a traveling couple that wants it a little bit less.

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