- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- December 09
- Betsy Talbot and her husband Warren quit their jobs and sold everything they owned to travel the world in 2010. You can learn more about living the good life at their blog, Married with Luggage.
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You’re into you, but you’re into you for all the wrong reasons. ~ Serenity Stewart
There were 2 bath towels soaked with blood before Serenity Stewart thought there might be a real problem. She was working as the administrator for a very large gynecology practice in Arizona, and sh… Read full post »
Warren and I crammed ourselves into the back of the car while our friend Russ loaded his Fender bass guitar case on our laps. The amp and the speaker were in the hatch, and Russ’s wife Michelle was in the front passenger seat. It was Saturday night, and we were… Read full post »
Remember those days when you wanted to be an astronaut, dig your way to China, or become a professional athlete? As a kid, you didn’t know you couldn’t be what you wanted. When someone asked, you simply told them: “I want to be president.”
It isn’t until we reach adultho… Read full post »
It was an intensely felt year.
Exposure was my theme in 2012. While I did manage to keep my clothes on (you’re welcome), I did expose a great deal of myself this year in public.
We’ve watched a volcano erupt, rode camels through the hot Gobi Desert, and weathered a Force-12 storm in the unpredictable Drake Passage, but none of that prepared us for our scariest adventure yet:
Returning to the US at election time.
We’ve been asked repeatedly since our retur… Read full post »
All of us have encountered situations where we feel something is just slightly off or is not working. It is a nagging feeling, hard to put into words, but it’s clear that something is not as smooth as it once was. It could be in a relationship, returning to our… Read full post »
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- 13 buses
- 45 trains
- 2 camels
- 2/ … Read full post »
Some people are born knowing what they want to do with their lives. They have never notÂ wanted to be an astronaut or a veterinarian or an artist, and they begin working toward this dream at a very early age.
Good for them.
But if you are like most people, you… Read full post »
Happy Dream-iversary to us! It’s hard to believe we are now at the end of year 2 of living our dream and just 4 years out from the tiny spec of an idea that led to it all. Every day we are more grateful that we said yes to our… Read full post »
I took this shot the first month of our new life in October 2010.Â Each time I look at this picture I am reminded what complete relaxation looks like and I’m encouraged me to seek it out as often as possible.
We spent our first 2 months looking after a friend’s… Read full post »
A few weeks ago we were sitting around the kitchen table of the farmhouse in Slovenia with our friends Russ and Michelle. I was telling Michelle about a recent discovery about myself, that I was an introvert.
Introversion is the not the same thing as shyness, and I was telling Michelle… Read full post »
We are pros at getting things done. It has always been true, but it is even more so since we first had the idea to travel the world in 2008. We challenge ourselves personally and creatively to do new things, publicly and privately, and we mostly succeed.
I’m not writing… Read full post »
We can’t believe the Eurasian Adventure 2012 is almost over. Since April 1 we’ve logged over 15,000 kilometers on our overland journey from Thailand to Portugal, and as of today we are right next door to our destination in sunny Spain.
Our goal was to live in the moment and… Read full post »
NOTE: This article was written by Warren Talbot, the other half of our MarriedwithLuggage.com team. Enjoy.
Who am I? This is a subject each of us has wrestled with at some point or another. Over the course of the next few months I’ll be exploring who you think you are, the… Read full post »
When you want to do something unusual, at least something unusual amongst your group of friends, it can be a little intimidating. There is no one to ask for help or advice, and your friends may not know how to support you because they can’t understand why you want to… Read full post »
This 18,000-km overland journey from Thailand to Portugal has brought out the bitch in both of us.
In almost 2 years of travel, and well over 20,000 pictures, this image is one of my favorites. I took it last week while we enjoyed a few days in Lucca, Italy, a small village tucked in the Tuscan hills. As we rounded the corner of the main square I… Read full post »
About 6 years ago we were sitting in an outdoor cafe in Barcelona sipping on sangria like all good tourists do, wondering what we should see next. It was late fall, and tourism had dropped substantially, leaving the cafe empty except for us.
A couple in their early 50s came… Read full post »
Postcards to Ponder are an opportunity for Warren to share one photo from our lives and provide a bit more background on why he took it and what the image means to him. Today we explore the Cologne train station and the lesson of slowing down.
We love trains, which… Read full post »
Russian nesting dolls are so…Russian. We saw rows and rows of them in both cheap market stalls and high end shops during our time in Russia, and most of the travelers we met bought a set.
These brightly colored dolls are almost a mascot for Russia and its folk art.… Read full post »
Insight behind a snapshot from our travels.
Crossing over a bridge in Yekaterinburg, Russia we came across dozens of locks affixed to the bridge, each representing a couple’s undying love. It is a symbol we’ve seen in various countries, but something about this day made me slow do… Read full post »
Say you’ve got this slightly out-of-your-ordinary goal, like traveling over land from Thailand to Portugal. As with everything else in life, it won’t happen without help and input from other people. But it can be tricky to put it out there if you are a little bit shy or nervous… Read full post »
We were stopped at the border of Mongolia and Russia, going through the 11-hour bureaucratic delay it takes to transition from one country to another via train, and I was reading book 3 of Game of Thrones. I looked up to see a woman standing in the corridor with her/… Read full post »
Perched high up on a rock, we could see the trails of dust heading our way. After seeing less than 10 cars in the past 4 days of driving around the desert, it was almost a traffic jam to watch a dozen heading straight for our ger camp.
We were… Read full post »