We All Have Comfort Zones

A few months ago, as we hiked for three days through the jungle of Guatemala with two Mayan men who didn’t speak English, I told my friend Heather, “I like traveling with you. You have a nice big comfort zone that doesn’t make you difficult when bats fly into our faces or tarantula eyes light up at night.” She laughed and retorted, “I’m not sure … Continue reading We All Have Comfort Zones

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Fourteen Ways We Afford Travel

I’m often asked how we can afford to take such “extravagant” trips. And I can see where, from a bystander’s viewpoint, 3 weeks touring the Northwest, 3 weeks in Europe, ski trips to Canada, and spring vacations to the Caribbean may seem “extravagant.” We have some good secrets though. First, let me say this, before I am accused of being out of touch: I spent my … Continue reading Fourteen Ways We Afford Travel