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Take This Opportunity To Do Financial Travel Planning During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Take This Opportunity To Do Financial Travel Planning During The Coronavirus Lockdown

With world travel largely shut down with coronavirus, this is a great time to consider items like financial planning if you have dreams of long-term travel.  Financial planning is not very sexy to most people, but the last thing you want to be stressing over when traveling full-time is money.  Read more.....

Three Months in a Carry-On

Three Months in a Carry-On

I've talked about overpacking a couple of times before, particularly relating to our England trip last year. So as we prepared to leave on our three-month adventure to New Zealand and the Cook Islands, I decided to make an effort. Read more …..

54th San Diego Annual Local Author Showcase

54th San Diego Annual Local Author Showcase

Thrilled to attend the 54th San Diego Annual Local Author Showcase Reception Friday, January 31, held at the main San Diego Library. Read more ….

Discussing A Life Redesigned

Discussing A Life Redesigned

I had my first book presentation for A Life Redesigned at IvyMax 飛達教育, San Diego, CA on October 27th, 2019.  An enthusiastic crowd turned up and proved to be very engaged in the topic.  Read more .....

Save Money Entering Historic Attractions in the UK

Save Money Entering Historic Attractions in the UK

You likely know the United Kindom has an abundance of historical buildings including famous houses, gardens, castles, and living museums.  If you are visiting for several weeks and want to see more than a couple of these, then you should be familiar with two membership programs available through The National Trust and English Heritage.  Read more ....

Overseas Packing List

Overseas Packing List

As I discussed in my book, 'A Life Redesigned', whether you’re traveling overseas for pleasure, housesitting, worldschooling or home exchange, minimizing what you take and at the same time taking everything you need takes some practice. Read more .....

Ten Weeks in England - What Worked and What Didn't!

Ten Weeks in England - What Worked and What Didn't!

I guess if I had to summarize in one word our first extended trip as a family unit, I’d have to say “challenging.”  I’d never imagined using this word when my travel book, ‘A Life Redesigned,’ was published but I guess that’s one of the thrills of being on the road – you often find yourself well outside your comfort zone. And, it’s not like we were traveling in a far and exotic land - we had just spent ten weeks in England - a country I was born in and lived in for nearly thirty-five years. Read more....

Dutch Oven Cooking Made Simple

Dutch Oven Cooking Made Simple

This year I was determined to take part in the Friday night Dutch Oven Cookout that is an integral part of the annual Lake Perris Teardrop Gathering. Somewhat slower than other cooking methods, what's the hurry when a yummy dinner is on its way! Read more...

Homeschooling at Home Depot

Homeschooling at Home Depot

If you did not know, Home Depot offers a free kids workshop on the 1st Saturday of every month in many of their stores in the USA.  We attended our first today, and Xaria had a wonderful time building and painting a clock.  Read more.

Nine Great Additions to Our Teardrop Camper Packing List

Nine Great Additions to Our Teardrop Camper Packing List

Eighteen months ago, I wrote the article Five Helpful Things We've Added to Our Teardrop Camper List.  After two more seasons of teardrop adventures behind us, I thought it might be helpful to update this to include several more items we've added to our packing list and might well be worth considering in yours.  Read more.

A 10-Minute Guide to Getting Started With Housesitting - Part 2

A 10-Minute Guide to Getting Started With Housesitting - Part 2

You’re a nomad, and you’re looking for a way to defray your housing expenses? Have you considered housesitting? You can find free places to stay all over the world in exchange for taking care of a home, and often some pets. Nicole Gustas covers more housesitting tips in the second of this two-part article.

A 10-Minute Guide to Getting Started With Housesitting - Part 1

A 10-Minute Guide to Getting Started With Housesitting - Part 1

You’re a nomad, and you’re looking for a way to defray your housing expenses? Have you considered housesitting? You can find free places to stay all over the world in exchange for taking care of a home, and often some pets.  Nicole Gustas describes getting started with housesitting in this two-part article.