As the blizzard continues outside and the kids snooze, (somebody is snoring), and our departure nears… I fold laundry and start another load… that’s right… laundry.Keep Reading!

Today has been a complete marathon of a day. All of a sudden it’s Saturday. Where did the week go? Waking up this morning started with a view out the window of another 8 inches of snow on top of the 6 that were left over from yesterday. We’re really packing in the weather beforeKeep Reading!

I was with a friend yesterday who made me promise I would actually be a part of posting material to our family’s blog, so with one day to departure, I decided to take a break from packing and cleaning out the fridge. I’m guessing this will be the last time “snow” is a part ofKeep Reading!

We have the most amazing school on the planet. Seriously. If I had to pick the one thing that I am most sad to leave, it is this school – hands down. Yesterday Erin and I went to both Ben and Jacob’s classes (Abby’s is today!) and let the kids show the Costa Rica videoKeep Reading!

A strange thing happened to me last night. We’ve been cleaning the house out for the last few months, getting everything ready for 6 months away. I’ve had a list of things that I need to do right before we leave. I created this list 2 months ago, and have been slowly tackling each itemKeep Reading!

One of the tasks that I’ve been dealing with this week is the mail. Moving is one thing, you have your mail forwarded. Done. Extended traveling is a different thing, you have your mail held. Done. Traveling & working in a foreign country for 6 months with no real address … that’s a unique situationKeep Reading!

It’s been a while since we’ve written and our plans have evolved and changed and become more solid by the minute. To make a long story short, we’re not traveling the world anymore, plan tickets alone made the trip cost prohibitive, but we have decided on a location and we leave in just over aKeep Reading!

I wrote earlier this year about one of our stresses, our wonderful 12 year old dog Annie. Sadly we had to say goodbye to her this week. We all knew that this would inevitably happen at some point, but we are so sad to see her go. Annie was a dear companion, friend, co-worker andKeep Reading!

At this point in the planning, we have not made our plans completely public. We’re not hiding anything, but we also feel that other than the fact that we’re GOING, we don’t have a whole lot to say at this point in response to the questions we’re getting from our friends and family. The mostKeep Reading!

Oh yeah.. it’s not beautiful everywhere year round. My first major research project was to determine the best time to visit all of our potential locations and try to map out the results. I’m still mapping. Not easy..Keep Reading!

Working remotely is easy. Working remotely in different countries with unknown internet access and reliability is a whole other animal. I plan to do a lot of research this year to determine the best way to deal with these unknowns.Keep Reading!

Our three kids will be missing an entire year of school. Do we focus on traditional educational skills or do we let them learn through experience and exposure? We’re voting for exposure and experience.Keep Reading!

12 year old dogs and world travel don’t go hand in hand. We do not have a solution for taking care of our dog while we’re gone yet and it’s a big source of unknown stress at this point in planning.Keep Reading!

We are involving the entire family in the whole process from start to finish. We have been talking about it with the kids, they are excited and that’s making us even more excited as parents.Keep Reading!

As would be expected, the first and most dominant thing that I am thinking about with this trip is the finances. We are going to spend the year saving every penny, but it’s hard to tell what we will need and when.Keep Reading!

Talking about leaving is one thing. Setting a date is a whole different thing. Now that we’ve set a date, we are seeing things from a very different point of view. It’s real.Keep Reading!

Welcome to our travel journal website! As the father of 3 children and a trained web designer, it seemed only appropriate to start to document our entire planning process as well as our year of travel online for the world to see. We hope that you enjoy reading about our preparation as well as ourKeep Reading!