• Net Worth February 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $21,536 $2,306 11.99 % Stocks $22,161 ($266) -1.19 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • Annabelle’s Birth Story

    “You had your baby where?” It’s not a new question for us. Out of all the things we’ve done since leaving our jobs, having a baby abroad is certainly the one that’s caused the most eyebrow raising. After we left the U.S., my sister shared our story with her friends and coworkers, and she told us she noticed a pattern: … Keep reading
  • Net Worth January 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $19,230 ($10,190) -34.64 % Stocks $22,427 ($2,017) -8.25 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • January 12, 2016: The Day My Wife (And Unborn Child) Didn’t Die

    So my wife–who is eight and 1/2 months pregnant–walks to the grocery store this morning. She buys some bread and cereal, walks back. After getting back she says, “There’s something going on at Sultanahmet—there were a bunch of police and ambulances and stuff.” They were not there when she walked past it on the way to the grocery store, but were … Keep reading
  • A Morning Run

    I tied my sneakers and turned on my music, determined to actually get some exercise. I was disappointed in how little I’d gotten for several days, despite how important it was to stay healthy this late in the pregnancy.  Every day I had an excuse: my back was aching, it was raining, I’d slept in and was too hungry to … Keep reading
  • House Sitting

    When we were still living in the states, we heard about house sitting in a travel podcast. The podcast explained that house sitting websites help connect people with homes and animals with other people who are willing to come watch said homes and animals while the owners are away. It sounded like a pretty sweet gig. Taking care of a … Keep reading
  • Net Worth December 2015

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $29,420 $742 2.59 % Stocks $24,444 ($120) -0.49 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • November – December 2015: Split and Zagreb, Croatia

    On to Croatia!  Apparently though, going straight from Morocco to Croatia is really expensive. We don’t like expensive. Google Flights to the rescue! We cobbled together a much cheaper (and more fun) itinerary involving a two-day stop in Milan (flight from Morocco to Italy: $52.33 for both of us) where we had some of the best gelato and pizza ever—David, the handsome, … Keep reading
  • November 2015: Marrakesh, Morocco

    After another round of “Where can we fly that doesn’t cost much?” we ended up in Marrakech, Morocco ($72.93 for both of us to fly here from London). This was definitely our most “exotic” location to date, so we were excited and definitely curious to see what things would be like there. Bonus! First time to Africa! The place we … Keep reading
  • Net Worth November 2015

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $28,678 $5,078 21.52 % Stocks $24,564 $163 0.67 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading