Sometimes when we travel we will have a well thought-out plan and other times we might be flying by the seat of our pants. Whatever it is, we intend to have fun and make it an adventure.
We have recently joined a site for people who want to exchange their homes with others around the world. Within one week, we have traded our home for six weeks in an apartment in Madrid. This will happen later this year. The couple from Spain will be staying in our home and they are as happy to be in Naples as we are to be in Madrid.
We are now working out the details of an exchange next summer for a house in Provence in the French countryside. We are finding lovely people and like-minded travelers in our new adventure. It might not be for everyone, but we believe it is definitely for us.
By exchanging homes, it will afford us the opportunity to stay in desirable places without the cost of hotels and/or apartments. That in turn will allow us to travel more frequently. It will also test our patience & resolve as not everyone wants to come to Naples during times we want to be out of here! There are not many takers for summer in hot & humid Naples, FL!
Some people think we are crazy and others think we are incredibly brave. We just think we all have a finite amount of time on this planet and we want to live life to the fullest. This is our way to do that.
We expect our journeys to have tears & triumphs, challenges & changes, discoveries & disappointments, hellos & goodbyes. After all - this is real life.
And so we invite you to come along and travel the roads with us as we find our way in the world.
Our prayer is that we keep our hearts and minds open as we open doorways to the world. Above all, we want to be good ambassadors for our country.
If you have read this far, thank you for taking your time to help get us on the road. We hope you enjoy the ride.
Karen & Barrie
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls."