The Cost of a Year Abroad

We are back from our trip abroad and I have a lot of writing to do! In total, we visited 30 countries. I thought I would hit this topic of price first since the numbers are all in. How much did a year of no work and all play cost? I’ll break it down here.


When we first planned this sabbatical, Switzerland was one of the countries we were most excited to visit.

Kauai, USA

This little island is packed with dramatic scenery. We explored it for three days.

Oahu, USA

visiting the Big Island for a couple days we hopped over to Oahu where our friends are (we are extremely lucky to have friends who live here).

Big Island of Hawaii, USA

In August we visited three islands in Hawaii: the Big Island, Oahu, and Kauai. Here’s a summary from the Big Island.

Our car

We designed this trip with a car in mind. What we didn’t know is that we would get so lucky with this one.

Packing for a year

Putting your whole life into a few suitcases is odd. Especially when you try to plan for almost all seasons. Then on top of that, climbing requires a whole bag full of metal… Well, we made it all fit, but it’s definitely not light.

Big News!

In the last post I alluded to segmenting my life into blocks of time that signify big events. Time for another one: my husband and I are going on a sabbatical!

Hi Again

It has been several years since I’ve written last and I suppose there are a few updates within that period of time worth mentioning. In short, I’ve grown a lot.