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We Sold All Our Stuff, But Now We Need Some Stuff

We Sold All Our Stuff, But Now We Need Some Stuff

  So, you can imagine that since we have switched gears from "sell it all so we can fly around the world" to "let's outfit an RV to drive to South America" that we are in need of acquiring some items that we used to have but no longer own.  Yes, this does seem a...
A Quick Stop in the Middle East

A Quick Stop in the Middle East

QATAR. Really. Seriously.   Not kidding, people! Doha, Qatar. We never expected to be spending any time in the city of Doha, but yesterday we found ourselves there for a day.    We arrived in at 6am with a connecting flight leaving 2 hours later. However, we were...
Pearl Farm Birthdays

Pearl Farm Birthdays

We want to celebrate birthdays with less physical 'stuff' and more experiences so Paul wanted to go to Pearl Farm Beach Resort for his birthday.  Pearl Farm is on Samal Island a 1 hour motor boat ride from Davao City. The kids were super excited for the boat ride!...
You Must be Rich

You Must be Rich

We are met with many responses to our story. However, the response of "you must be rich" is one that we know is out there yet it's more thought than spoken. Is it jealousy? Is it from a place of self-doubt? Or is it grounded in reality? Are they envious or are they...
We Sold Everything (kinda)

We Sold Everything (kinda)

This past Saturday we held an estate/moving sale where we tried to sell all of our earthly possessions, except those we need for traveling, those we need for before we leave and a few we plan to store. The night before and morning of the sale Becky and I were...