Waves, Rain and Downtime

Two weeks in! Thankfully it seems like time is moving at a slow pace – seems to be the normal speed of things around here. Not too much to update this time around. This past week the weather was fairly stormy most of the time. SUPER windy with crazy downpours of rain every few hours. It…

Hola Mexico! Goodbye Comfort Zones!

Week one is officially under our belts. To say things have been all butterflies and rainbows would be a total lie – by the same token – things have been pretty freakin’ great. We arrived at the Cancun airport last Sunday and took the ADO bus down to Playa del Carmen. We read on other…

Things are getting real – really fast

To say we haven’t been doing much in the past couple months since writing would be the biggest lie ever. It’s pretty crazy how much things can change within a two month span. I’m not sure even where to begin. I suppose I’ll start with the fun stuff then get on the updates! The end…

Soaking in the Summer – Last One Before We Leave!

Summer in the Pacific Northwest has yet again proven to be an incredible place to be. Although we could really do without the record high temps we’ve been racking up this year. No thanks to 100+ days. Regardless, we just adore this place in the summer. And thank our lucky stars for our A/C unit. Last year…

From Canada to the Caymans!

I’m having one of those “where do we begin?” moments because I feel like we’ve done so much in the past month. We’ve gone on weekend and weeklong adventures, we’ve had family in town and not to mention…real life is still happening so there’s work and daily mundane mixed in somewhere in between. Kile and…

Hello Summer – The Fun Has Begun!

It’s official – summer is here and we’ve taken it on with full force. I said it last year and I’ll say it again – Portland has THE best summers in world (at least in the US). June through September (sometimes even October) in this city, and the entire Pacific Northwest in general, are breathtakingly gorgeous with just the…

Time & Perception

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that a quarter of this year has already passed. And after this month? That’s a third of the year that’s gone, people! It’s crazy how your mind can perceive time differently depending on what’s going on in your life. There’s days when I get…

New Year, New Ideas & New Milestones

Wow I really suck at updating this blog. Part of the reason is because I’ve been thinking “well…nothing exciting is happening yet. I have nothing to write about” but that’s really not true at all. Nothing earth shattering has happened since I last wrote but there are definitely changes happening and we’re finally making progress…

Changes, changes, changes!

Wow! It has been WAY too long since I have last posted, my apologies! I guess that’s what happens during the summer months…too busy doing summer things. To say the last couple months have been crazy would be an understatement. Kile and I had plans almost every weekend this summer (still do – this upcoming…

Chuggin’ Along

Having made up our minds about a month ago to make some serious changes in our lives, it’s fun to watch the little things add up. On our journey to living a debt-free life and traveling/living abroad, here is what we’ve done so far: Reduced our monthly spending by $400 – this means: more eating at…