The Comforts of Home

For the most part, we’ve done really well with making ourselves at home in both London and Amsterdam. The houses are cozy, we’ve unpacked quickly, and we’ve adjusted into our living space well. We’ve even shipped a few things back to the US that we decided…

A Perfect Saturday

It sounds exciting — traveling for a year, visiting 12 cities, spending a month in each location. Imagine the place you will go, the people you’ll meet, and the coffee you’ll enjoy.  Yes, that is all true, but the adventure happens mixed within the routine…

When I say “Hand”

Since being on our trip, there’s been a ton more family time.  We are often in busy places, with lots of people, and we need to move quickly and stick together, which means we’ve been working on Nolan’s listening skills. When Jim, Nolan, and I…

What is Home?

The day before we left for England, we went back to our house one last time to drop off the remainder of our stuff for storage. On the way, Nolan said, “we’re going to Reid’s house, he’s taking care of it while we’re gone.” (Reid,…

Life Design and Working Remote

Four years ago, shortly after Nolan was born is when we first started talking about this trip. At the time, I was working for a small software company based in Indianapolis. I really enjoyed my job, but it was an office based position. I needed…

It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye

Once the calendar turned to May this year, our trip really began to feel imminent. At that point, we started realizing we were likely experiencing our last whatever it was we were doing. The first of lasts were things around the house: Kathy and Nolan…

Cleaning Out My Closet

I’ve got some skeletons in my closet and no one knows it. Okay, that’s actually Eminem, but as I spent the weekend cleaning out my closet, so many thoughts and memories came to light. First, the memories My goodness. Some of this stuff I haven’t…