A Reflection on My “Year Off”

Today is my one year anniversary of leaving full-time permanent employment with the city to “take some time off”. I can’t believe that a year has already gone by. As I strolled down Revere Beach yesterday and realized it had been a full year to the day, I started to reflect on what I’ve done … More A Reflection on My “Year Off”

Everything You Need to Know about Long-Term Travel

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  – Marcel Proust “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”  – Caskie Stinnett When Jenny and I tell people that we spent nearly three months traveling through South America (and that we’ve also done … More Everything You Need to Know about Long-Term Travel

Farewell Boston

This is a post by Jenny. After a very busy, overwhelming 3 months back in Boston, we head out of the country again today. This time, we head to our ancestral roots – to Portugal, Italy, and Spain (neither of us have Spanish roots, but I speak Spanish, so that has to count for something!). … More Farewell Boston

Back to School

This is a post by David. Continued learning has always been incredibly important to me. Anyone who knows me is aware of my penchant for picking up random skills (Indian vegetarian cooking, anyone? rock climbing? Kettlebell strength training?). It must come from my mother, who certainly is a Jill-of-all-trades. I just finished my most recent … More Back to School

Thai Cooking Class

This is a post by David Greetings from Chiang Mai, Thailand! We’ve been here for a few days and we’re finally getting comfortable with this city. Yesterday we went to a Thai cooking class and learned to make some traditional Thai dishes. The cooking school was called Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School and they were … More Thai Cooking Class

Something New!

I have added cake decorating to my “want to learn/do during my sabbatical” list! Below is the cake that I made (with assistance from David & his mom) for my birthday – I know, you’re not supposed to make your own birthday cake, but I wanted the chance to learn some cake decorating skills! There … More Something New!