From eating a croissant by the Eiffel Tower to climbing Mount Everest, every person has a secret dream of what they one day hope to accomplish. Mine is simple and attainable. So why is it going to take me a lifetime to achieve it?A hint, my dream is not a destination, it's a state of mind.
Eight months before Charles and I first started traveling back in 2002, I was a broke university grad with a student loan and almost no savings. How did I save enough money in 8 months to travel the world for a year? By getting serious and following this tough love approach.
Travel, by its very nature, is all about a switch in perspective.When we're in unfamiliar territory, things that seemed incredibly important in our everyday lives can suddenly see trivial. And things that were trivial to us in our day-to-day lives (like a comfortable bed, or a good meal) are suddenly cherished.Here are a few of my favorite places in the world to look down across the rooftops.
If you fantasize about being able to work online as you travel, check out these inspiring and helpful blogs. They just might help you get one step closer to ditching the 9 to 5 lifestyle.
There's something wonderful about sitting on my sofa watching other travelers get themselves into strange and unpredictable situations. So put your feet up, relax and join us for this installment of our couch potato tv travel favorites.
Since leaving Canada in early December we've been hanging out in the warm weather of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.In the past few months we've enjoyed gorgeous beaches, interesting ruins, fabulous meals, snorkeling with turtles, hanging out in ecoparks, lounging in swimming pools, riding on buses plus pretty much everything else you would get to do living at home. It's actually been low key compared to our previous trip, but we knew that coming in.We're only a few days from our flight to Spain. With the weather cooler there than what we're now used to it will be a wake up call once we set foot on the ground.We don't have a lot planned so far, however I'm expecting we'll spend a few days to a week checking out Madrid before heading south to warmer weather or maybe even west to Portugal. It should be a fun time regardless of where we end up and we're looking forward to traveling Europe with our little ones.