Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Past Five Years in a Nutshell

The Past Five Years in a Nutshell

In early 2008, when Melissa and I traded our settled suburban life for a vagabonding life, we hoped to do it for a long time. We had a fabulous year traveling slowly in western Europe, followed by a four-month jaunt through parts of Central America and then a four-month housesitting job in a beautiful, semirural… Read More

We’re Married Ladies Now

We’re Married Ladies Now

We’ve had lots of good days during the past five years in Washington, D.C. But one of the best was September 26, 2010, the day we legally married each other. More than one-third of states in the United States now give same-sex couples the same right to marry as opposite-sex couples, but D.C. was one… Read More

The Find of the Week

The Find of the Week

I’ve heard of ultralight backpackers who will cut off the handle of their toothbrush to lighten their load. I’m not that fanatical, but when there’s a chance to reduce the weight on my back, I’ll gladly take it. That’s why I was thrilled when Melissa found a new type of super-light, comfortable, and durable flip-flops,… Read More

What Will Be Different This Time

What Will Be Different This Time

The last time we were full-time travelers, in 2008 and 2009, the world was a very different place. The only way we could look something up online was to find an Internet cafe and pay hourly rates for dubious computers. E-mails typed hurriedly on those computers were our best way to keep up with family… Read More