San Alejo: Our last words

We spent 2 1/2 weeks in San Alejo, a small fishing village between San Clemente and San Jacinto. Here are a few final notes about this area. Medical care A week ago I had a small matter I needed medical assistance with. I contacted our travel medical insurance as required and then asked our accommodation... Continue Reading →

Ducks in a row

Getting ready to switch from a "normal" life to a nomadic one required us to think differently about a number of things we had taken for granted, and to set new systems in place. Below is a summary of our starting point. Whether these plans work out will be fodder for a future post. All... Continue Reading →

Homeless …

We have handed over the keys and are now "of no fixed address." We aren't truly homeless in that we still own a condo (see A slight detour) that we could potentially return to, but we have no plans to do so. Over the last few months we have freed ourselves from almost all of our possessions using... Continue Reading →

A slight detour

Even before our journey begins, we have encountered a roadblock. Sadly, our plan to sell our condo failed, which wasn't a complete surprise in the current Calgary housing market. I am happy to report that we executed a successful detour and are back on what we hope will be mostly paved roads as we close in on our... Continue Reading →

Home is where …

We reached a couple of home-themed milestones last week--both positive, but each with quite different emotional impact. First, our condo—the only property we still own—is now on the market. Though a significant checkpoint, it is  a bit anticlimactic since the housing market here is very sluggish, and signing the listing papers might be the most action our... Continue Reading →


No longer is Life Phase Next just a dream. This week I clicked the button that committed us to our first target location—Quito, Ecuador, arriving on September 6, 2016. We had been hoping to use some British Airways Avios points that had been building up since our big trip to Africa a few years back, but thought... Continue Reading →

And now the real work begins

January. 2016. The beginning of another year of major change. About two months ago, we made the big decision to eliminate most of our home-related possessions—including our home—to eliminate the cost and effort of maintaining two places while we meander about the world. We decided not to take any action until after our vacation and the holidays, but now here we are... Continue Reading →

Big decision made

We have been struggling with the following, interrelated questions: Do we spend only six months of the year away from Canada, our home country, in order to keep our medical coverage active? If we come back to Canada for six months, which province do we come back to? We have siblings, parents and friends in... Continue Reading →

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