Ships Passing – One Downside To A Travel Lifestyle

Each night, we sit in our living room and have a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea.  While it is dark, off in the distance we see lights passing by.  These are often cruise ships or some other type of ship making their way from one place to another.  It is also symbolic of our daily life and our travel lifestyle.

Ships Passing - One Downside To A Travel Lifestyle.  After 3 years with a travel lifestyle, we are touched by all of those we have met along the way. No matter how brief our encounter, good-bye is difficult. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Hangin’ Out With Friends In Chiang Mai

There is one thing we have noticed the more we travel, we love making new friends.  We lived in North Carolina for 12 years and had a handful of people who weren’t just the work or neighbor friends, but good long-lasting friends.  In some cases it took many years to slowly cultivate those friendships.  Then we moved to Spain and in no time we made those same deep friendships.  In some cases we felt even deeper connections with the friends we made in the 2 years we were there.  What we didn’t know was that we could make even more friends in just a few months in Chiang Mai. Continue reading

A Fortnight Of Friends

Phew!  The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of visitations.  We have made new friends, visited with some long-term friends and family too.  I don’t think we have talked this much in months.  Now it is back to our normal routine in Spain and it feels a little quiet.  So as I am thinking of all those we have visited recently, a song I learned in girl scouts keeps ringing in my head about friends.   Continue reading

To Love and Be Loved – What a Great Feeling!

Eight months ago, this American Expat Family sold it all and moved to Spain.  With that choice, we knew there was also a price to pay.  The price of leaving behind our family and friends, to love and be loved by them.  Would this desire for us to travel impact our relationships with them?  I figured this post was most appropriate near Mother’s Day. Continue reading

Someone’s knocking at the door

We live on a little street just wide enough for a small car to park (about 2 inches away from the wall) and a small car to pass by (perhaps driving on the curb).  It is about 1 block long with alternate small streets to choose from there. There is very little traffic, excluding those that live here. The kids love to walk around and explore. They feel all grown up and independent! We don’t know many people here yet, thus not many visitors.   Continue reading