In 2008 we began taking off about 2 months every winter, from late November to late January with a focus on the warmer climates of the Southern Hemisphere. From 2008 to 2013 we rode 2-up (together) on a KTM 950 Adventure through 18 countries in South America and Africa. 2014 we backpacked through Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal. Then in 2015 we bought a Land Rover Td5 Defender 130 in Cape Town, kitted it out for safari/overland travel, and completed the famous Cape to Cairo route over 3 years. Most recently we spent a few months in west Africa. The future includes driving east towards Dushanbe in Tajikistan.
Below are links to trip adventures/photos. You can also Click here to see the routes
Going on a Walkabout... It's time to rediscover myself. 😜 (from Chris' March 22, 2019 FB posting)
Real Estate and Boulder have been very good to us, but after 15 fantastic years it's time to do something different (again). Some of you may be shocked, while others wonder what took me so long. Looking back I didn't see this coming, but I probably should have.
I've always wanted to live overseas, and putting that dream in motion is long overdue. The goal of 2019 is to break away, completely freeing myself from our wonderful life in Colorado, and to be "open" to whatever next comes my way.
Yes I will work again, but I don't want to focus on what that might look like yet. For now, 2019 is about Freedom and Discovery.
So with that said, the (very) rough plan is below, but is always subject to change: 🤔😃
- Spring 2019: Western Europe
- Summer 2019: North East Europe
- Fall 2019: Continue to Tajikistan, return via Iran if possible
- Winter 2019: Rent an apartment in Spain/Portugal for 4 months
When 2020 rolls around, we'll think about where we want to live more permanently, and I'll focus on what I'd like to do career-wise. In the meantime I won't be able to stop myself from answering real estate questions and helping other agents, but I don't consider that work!
There's more to come, for sure. In the meantime, thanks for your support and the love you've shared already - it means a lot to me!
If I can ever help you with going after your dreams, just let me know.
Work. Play. LIVE!