Travel Reflections: How Close Are We to Returning to the US?

A fellow travel blogger recently posted a link on Facebook to this page: The Travel Experience In 35 Gifs: From Quitting At Home To Shitting Abroad (take a look!). Auston and I about shit our pants laughing at them. For us, they were about 90% accurate and 200% hilarious. Nothing explains trying to get your travel visas sorted out better than Bruce Willis crawling through an air duct with a lighter as his guide in “Die Hard”. In fact, that was our exact experience when applying for our Indian visas. Then we died laughing at the GIF expressing what it’s like to introduce yourself to the people you meet abroad over and over and over and OVER again.

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The Moments We Miss While Traveling Abroad

Being abroad for 13 months now, we’ve missed many important events with our friends and family. Has it been worth it? Could we possibly make up for it?

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Meeting People In A New City with Online Social Networks

There’s no denying it. We’re new in town and we need friends. Remember the good ol’ days when you made friends simply by turning to the guy next to you in class and making a smart ass comment. Then bam. Friends. Nowadays as an adult, not so simple. Sure you can make friends at work, but if you’re job is at all like Auston and my former careers, that can vary. Most of the people we worked with were significantly older than us, married with kids or grandkids, and paying a mortgage. Sure they’re nice people, but I just don’t see us tossing back beers together at the bar on a Friday night.

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Pet Peeve: Our Travels “Must Be Nice”

On one of the first nights we spent in Madrid, Auston’s cousin Taylor asked us if we had any travel pet peeves. Off the top of my head, I couldn’t really think of any, though there were surely many. I could only come up with a general pet peeve I have about elevator buttons. When you walk up to the elevator, you push the up or down button and it usually lights up. Why then, do so many people feel the need to push the button again if it’s already lit up? The light means it’s been pushed! I don’t know why it gets to me, but I developed that one when we lived in a high-rise in Chicago. Anyway, Auston and I got to thinking and we do have a major travel pet peeve.

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Apartment Hunting Abroad

Looking for an apartment abroad for the first time? This is our experience looking for a place in Madrid using various resources and websites.

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Long Stay Visa in France: Applying for a France Tourist Visa

Read this advice on how to apply for a long term (long stay) French visa, including details on the France visa requirements and French visa application.

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Reflecting on the Past Year Abroad and the Next Year of Traveling

Can I Snooze My Birthday Wake Up Call? It’s 9am on the Sunday after arriving back in Arizona from a year long trip abroad and my phone is ringing. I’m sure I didn’t set the alarm so I’m confused. Is Jesus calling? It is Sunday so that seemed logical. He’s not. It’s my mom. Proudly […]

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