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Posts from 2019

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:00
The free tour of Sofia we went on gave us a great overview of landmarks and important buildings in…
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:00
Last but certainly not least, we have part 3 of our Free Sofia Tour! If you need to catch up you…
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:00
Let's jump back into our FREE tour of the city of Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria. If you missed…
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 49/52 (+0 for the week) We started getting out of the house more this week so I didn't get…
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:00
I've been in hermit mode for most of our time in Sofia so far, but this week we decided it was time…
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:00
Today I'm going to do a "Throwback Thursday" post! When I was back in the States this summer I did…
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:00
Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by…
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:00
As I venture further into the world of becoming a minimalist (in part forced by our current travel…
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 10:00
We are slowly starting to get out of our nice apartment bubble here in Bulgaria, and actually…
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 49/52 (+1 for the week) The book I read this week was excellent - it made me cry, but in a…
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:00
Sometimes we do things just for the blog, because we figure, hey, that might be a cool thing to…
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:00
I don't normally do a full post on the pet or pets we are caring for but in this case, our new pet…
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 10:00
In our housesitting journey so far, we have stayed in a variety of homes. - a cute two-bedroom …
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00
We were a teensy bit apprehensive about this housesit in Bulgaria because unlike every other…
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:00
When we were planning what to do between my job interview in London and our next housesit in…
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 48/52 (+1 for the week) I finally finished a book I've been reading on and off for 6…
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00
When we were in Venice earlier in the week, Joel spotted a McDonald's and wanted to eat there but I…
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:00
I'm pretty sure at this point I'm writing this post just to torture myself, as I am currently in…
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:00
On our fourth day in Italy, we turned our attention to the mountains and went up! ​ Our first stop…
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00
Day 3 in Italy was an action-packed day spent in the iconic floating city of Venice! When we…
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:00
After a late night getting back to our friend Yusef's house, we were all grateful for a chance to…
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 06:36
Reading: 47/52 (+1 for the week) This week I finished a book on the art of "Swedish death cleaning…
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:00
The day we landed in Italy we were too tired to do much more than sleep, eat dinner in our hotel…
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:00
Our time in London went all too fast, and before we knew my interviews were done and it was time to…
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 10:00
As you likely know from reading this post, the reason we went to London for 10 days was so that I…
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 10:00
Usually when I do a Traveling Fare post I highlight just one particular restaurant or perhaps a…
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:00
When it came time to decide what to do on the Saturday of our time in London, we let Steve pick.…
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 46/52 (+1 for the week) This week's book was on nutrition and what we get wrong. It has…
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00
Okay, so I might have massively fallen down on my job of keeping the blog updated 5 days a week. In…
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 03:41
Reading: 45/52 (+1 for the week) I read a book in a single day while we traveled from Chicago to…
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:00
Yesterday was a busy day as we were on the move exploring as much of London in one day as we could…
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:45
So if you've been following along with this series, this final entry will be no surprise to you.…
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:00
It seems like just yesterday we were sitting for hours at an airport in London, waiting for our…
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 44/52 (+1 for the week) I read Rachel Held Evans' last book, and it was incredible. …
Friday, July 5, 2019 - 10:00
For some people in the USA, the fourth of July is a big huge deal filled with food, fireworks,…
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:00
Tomorrow we plan to take the day off for the Fourth of July. We will spend the holiday with family…
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:00
Fun fact about me: every time I enter a hotel room I automatically turn on the TV and turn it to…
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:00
A few weeks ago I shared about the amazing sculpture installation that graces downtown Des Moines.…
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 43/52 (+2 for the week) It's nice to be reading again! My holds list has piled up so I'm…
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:00
Raise your hand if you know what the World Food Prize is! Up until a few weeks ago, I would not…