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Posts from 2019

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00
Last week our new host needed to head into Perth for an appointment, so she offered to take us to…
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:00
I shared on the blog a few weeks ago about how we accidentally found our next housesit while we…
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 59/52 (+2 for the week)  This week I finally finished a novel that took me several weeks…
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 09:45
Joel and I got married on October 12, 2013. Well, technically we got legally married (as in, signed…
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00
Yesterday I shared about the downsides of housesitting, so today I figured I should elaborate on …
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:00
For the most part, our experience with housesitting has been extremely positive. At this point in…
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:00
I've always loved fun mugs, but before we traveled I didn't really use them all that often. I only…
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:00
I've mentioned before that Australia feels like a mash-up between the US and the UK. One of the…
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 57/52 (+1 for the week)  I plowed through Rachel Hollis' latest book even though I'm in…
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00
Book Review: The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and…
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:00
I want to get a little philosophical with you today, so bear with me. Over the past year of travel…
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:00
Exactly one week ago today I celebrated my 33rd birthday here in Australia. (Which means today is…
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:00
Today is a public holiday here in Perth, Western Australia, a fact which we learned rather…
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 56/52 (+1 for the week)  I finished a book on the enneagram this week that gave me some…
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:00
Towards the end of our day in Mandurah, we took a long walk along the water and over a bridge with…
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:00
When we went to Downton Abbey the other week, we saw previews for a new Australian based movie…
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 07:59
I had a completely different blog post planned for today. But an internet storm has taken over my…
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00
I mentioned yesterday that during our day in Mandurah, we stumbled upon an art exhibit. We were…
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:00
Since we have officially determined that our next housesit is going to keep us in the general Perth…
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 55/52 (+1 for the week)  This week I devoured another heavy-ish novel. I am also trying to…
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 08:14
I'm not much of a sports fan, to be honest, but I do like watching from time to time. I don't…
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:00
Ever since we lived in England at the beginning of this year I have fallen in love with thrift…
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:00
One of the questions I get asked the most about how we travel is how we go about managing our…
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:00
We are only a few weeks into living in Australia so we certainly haven't experienced everything the…
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 10:00
I must admit, I was very late to the Downton Abbey party. I never watched the show when it was…
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 54/52 (+1 for the week)  This week's book was like reading an episode of Black Mirror - it…
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:00
Here at our first housesit in Australia, we are taking care of four different animals - two dogs, a…
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:00
After our 13-hour layover in Malaysia (complete with a unique entree at McDonald's!) we boarded our…
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:00
After our relaxing stay in Thailand at a gorgeous hotel and eating Pad Thai on the beach four days…
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:00
Throughout our world-traveling journey, it has been rare for us to stay in an actual hotel. When we…
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:00
Though our flight to Thailand was uneventful and felt like first-class thanks to Turkish Airlines,…
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 53/52 (+1 for the week)  I finished a memoir this week, and I'm kind of excited to see how…
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 10:00
If you are following us in real-time you'll know that we have already been to Thailand and left…
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:00
When we got out of hibernation mode and into exploration mode in Sofia we discovered something…
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:00
I've mentioned in passing in several of my posts about Bulgaria that I did not do a lot of cooking…
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:00
As I write this post I am sitting in the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on a layover on our way…
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 10:00
Reading: 52/52 (+2 for the week)  Well we can officially call this one goal accomplished for the…
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:00
We are officially in Phuket, Thailand! Our hotel is fantastic, we are right on the beach, we…
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:00
Yesterday I shared some of the "big things" in Sofia, so today is all about the "small things."…
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:00
As we begin to wrap up our time in Bulgaria (Today is our last full day! We leave for Thailand…