Washing Clothes on the Road

Oh, I have tried it all. At one time I had a large tub with a lid on it full of laundry and soapy water sloshing back and forth to the movement of the truck while we drove. Problem was we had to make many more toilet stops with this method. You see I don’t […]

How do we manage with young kids?

Traveling around the world is great but its even better if you can bring your kids along. A lot of people, like Mona who just sent me an email, see it as too much of a challenge to travel with young kids. Now granted our kids are no longer young. Our youngest is 11 but […]

Keeping food cold – off grid

We have been Finally getting some work done on the truck.  You know, trying again to take care of the essentials. We figure why not giving keeping food cool or cold another shot.  I am happy to say that we have made strides in this area.  As you know, we have chosen to live off […]

Up in an apple tree

I don’t want to climb up the apple tree. I am TOO OLD! I am older than the others. I am also more aware of my mortality. I don’t want to think about how long my bones would take to heal at my age. OK, So maybe I am not THAT OLD. But I am […]

Turquoise Blue Water

It has been stormy this last week, in Turkey. Severe gales of winds and just as you think the sun will come out you get pelted with rain. The bluest seas come with the storm. They are already a beautiful blue and transparent. It is easy to get mesmerized watching a small squid or the […]

The Euphoria of Waiting

We enjoy a nice shower more than you. Well, probably. You see, this is my theory. In an age of instant gratification we rob ourselves of the ecstatic joy of receiving something we have done without. Something we have dreamed about and waited for. Let me explain it better. Have you ever been so tired […]

Living with 140 square feet

140 square feet is the living space of the tiny house that Greg Johnson lives in. He says it has improved his lifestyle. He even wrote a book called Put Your Life On a Diet: Lessons Learned from Living in 140 Square Feet. I haven’t read the book yet. 140 square feet is also the […]

A castle, community and culture

On a beautiful Saturday morning. The first glimpse of blue sky since our arrival. I sit at the long table in the bar of a beautiful old german castle in the idyllic countryside. This castle is the home of a multicultural community. Some of the members are friends. Some of the visitors are also friends. […]