This year in numbers

Since we sold our house in Austin last October and set base in Belize, we will have: – Lived out of suitcases for 298 days – Woken up in 32 different rooms – Traveled on 17 airplanes and 13 boats – Swam in 2 oceans, 5 seas – Hiked to numerous waterfalls in at least …

It is TIME to give back!

When I started working within Finance the “you are as successful as your watch” mentality was a big factor — and probably still is. This meant that since a man can only wear their wedding ring and/or a watch as jewelry, the watch became the main focus as a symbol of status. I saved up …

Off Track

The family is reunited in Sweden and it feels GOOD! We might conquer and divide again, but never again for 3 weeks! Flying and “moving” from country to country always gets us out of sync. Sleep schedules, our strict no sugar diet, the to-do list and online work take a back seat while reconnecting with …

5 PROS about Sweden!

Saga and I finally arrived in Sweden after a door to door duration of over 27 hours (we flew thru Istanbul). After a calm and very nice midsummer with Sagas cousins, my parents, my sister and my grandmother I am now facing a new reality. With night temperatures close to freezing and the day time …

Big girls don’t cry

I am sure there are many people that associate airports with “going somewhere”, but I have always looked at it as an end to a certain period in my life, mourning the friends and fun that becomes a has-been. But nothing was more depressing than the goodbye to my husband and 2 year old yesterday. …

Relaxing Rockies

So, how is the atmosphere up at 8000 feet? Well, there is something calming about the individuals residing here. They seem happy with what they have instead of unhappy about what they lack. Maybe it is just the fact that they live in a treasure, and what a treasure it is. The Rocky Mountains are …

Denver Pet Detective

  With a Swedish feel to it, with wind, cold and even hail laying on the ground, Colorado embraced us. On our first day as a family in Denver, the natural choice was the childrens museum of Denver. Given that it is ranked among the top children museums in the US, our expectations were high. …

Staying Alert in Texas

Firstly, we have to apologize for not blogging for a good 3 weeks. After experiencing the calm and simple life in Belize, Texas feels like a whirlwind that has swept us away.    Olivia joined the swim team, which practices everyday Monday to Friday and upcoming competitions on Saturdays. On top of this, Olivia and …

Swedish castaway

Having this alternative lifestyle does not only broaden myself, it also teaches me what I respect and even cherish about my own background. For instance, we started noticing that something was off here and neither Melissa nor I could lose the sense that someone or something wanted us to fail. Really weird things started to …