We TRAVEL not to escape life,
but so LIFE doesn’t escape us!
It was May of 1999 - we sold everything we owned, left New York City, and began what was to be a quick 1-year trip around the world on 2 motorcycles. Some 4.5 years and 50 countries later we finally finished in August 2003, and managed to break a Guinness Record along the way. We moved to Boulder, Colorado soon after, to begin a new life, which included beginning a career in real estate.
15-years later, in Oct of 2018 we began the cycle again... we sold our home, sold our RE/MAX ownership, sold our business, (kept our rental properties), left our friends and the life we built in Colorado, and headed overseas to see what's next for us. It seems we have a lust for new experiences...
We then spent the next 18-months traveling through West Africa, the EU, the Baltics to the Adriatic in eastern Europe, and flew to Georgia for a motorcycle "vacation".
In the fall of 2019 we bought an apartment in Budapest's historic old city, which required a significant renovation and oversight. The current idea is to live in Budapest during spring and autumn as our base, winter AirBnB in warm climates, and continue our adventure travels during the summers.
This is when Chris formalized his consulting business, focusing on "Short-term solutions for long-term results". It's a monthly service, typically just a few months.
After spending a winter in Lisbon, Portugal, we moved into our flat on the first day of Covid lock-down, March 15, 2020. Two months later we started fostering dogs, then in May we met and later adopted Mr Cool.
In April 2021 we purchased a campervan with 13,500km - a 2019 Citroen Jumper converted by Possl in 2020 to their Roadcruiser B. Our first big trip was 66 days through Scandinavia, with 62 nights in the van and only 7 campgrounds. In Dec 2021 we drove the van to Spain for the winter, pulling a Honda motorcycle on a trailer - very happy with that decision!
Summer 2022 we're hoping (once again) borders will open to drive to Central Asia.
Thanks for all your support and friendship - if you have any questions or are visiting Budapest, let us know!