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Maya Hates the Vet

June 5th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Dogs | Speedbumps - (6 Comments)
Maya in Montana

We had a rough trip to the vet this morning.  Maya hates that place and made it very clear by lunging, barking, snarling, and attempting to bite, even after they put the muzzle on her.  We hate going too, primarily because of those exact behaviors, but the hundreds of dollars we drop each time doesn’t … Read more

The Cold Shower Shuffle

June 4th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in Oh - (2 Comments)
Yikes! This shower is freeeeeeezing.

Disclaimer: The first section of this post is generally coherent. The second section starts as mildly odd rambling, then devolves into pseudo-scientific fervor and madness. Hot showers are not a right. As we prepare to venture into new lands, I have been increasingly aware of the fact that as an American I carry the ridiculous … Read more

The Tooth Fairy

May 21st, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Oh - (3 Comments)
Raton De Los Dientes

When I was four I saved a tooth I had lost for nearly seven months until putting it under my pillow on Christmas Eve because I thought that Santa Clause would pay better than some little fairy.  Let’s be honest, it’s no surprise that Santa is the big hitter on the team of mythical holiday … Read more

Congratulations VangaWinner!

May 1st, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Contests - (2 Comments)
Apples to Apples Amelia

Just over a month ago we vaguely announced our first not-all-that-official reader contest.  Congratulations to our inaugural VangaWinner: Amelia Howard!  For her efforts and skill, Amelia’s prize is the always amusing, never dull, family and friends game, Apples to Apples.  Coincidentally, Amelia has been borrowing this game, which was given to us as a wedding … Read more

Visits to the Doctor

April 28th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in How To - (0 Comments)

We both made trips to the doctor last week.  Ian, who hasn’t been to a doctor in six years, is in perfect health and had a fine appointment (aside from the slight offense he took at not being asked to turn his head and cough).  I, on the other hand, tend to be a bit … Read more

Ode to the Zambezi Zinger

April 24th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in Odes | The Places We'll Go - (8 Comments)

If you grew up within a couple hours of the Kansas City area and are somewhere between the ages of twenty and forty-five, there is a strong statistical probability that your first ever roller coaster experience was on the legendary Zambezi Zinger at Worlds of Fun. Named for (and themed after) an African river, the … Read more

A Hallmark Moment

April 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Ian and Brianna in Inspiration - (0 Comments)
How much stuff do we really need?

Perfect birthday-turned-anniversary card arrived in the mail.  Thanks Dad and Jane!  In the words of Dane Kietzman, who knows where we’ll celebrate next year…


Half an hour ago, Ian headed outside to mow the lawn while I started a load of laundry.  The house is a disaster and the dishes are piling up, but this cloudless, 65 degree day begged me to save all of that for later, and I obliged.  Now I find myself on our front porch, … Read more

What is All This ‘Digital Nomad’ Talk?

April 8th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in About - (0 Comments)

You may have noticed that we repeatedly use a few terms which you may not be familiar with. Below is a glossary of sorts which will surely grow as time goes by. Location independence – The quality of not being tied to a specific place in terms of work and lifestyle. Any individual whose work and … Read more

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Without further ado, here is Part Two of the Top 10 Questions People Ask Us First About Becoming Digital Nomads… 5. What are you doing with your dogs, and are you driving your Civic? It would certainly be possible to make this journey in a sedan by sticking to major highways and large cities.  However, … Read more