When Sparks Fly

Three generations on the road together
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Embracing Slow Travel, family style

For our first “big trip” Jennifer and Witt travelled overland from London to Capetown by Land Rover. In 2013, four years after our son Quinn was born, we embarked on our next trip along the Pan-American Highway to South America. Now we’ve added Witt’s mom Kathy to the mix as we head to Europe. Join the four of us on our latest multi-generational adventure!

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Inland Dalmatia and Hvar Island

Inland Dalmatia and Hvar Island

We're traveling with my mom, Kathy, and our son, Quinn -- that's a 60 year age gap! One of our challenges is finding stuff that everyone likes to do. Kathy is easy -- she's up for anything and says that we can always just leave her at a café if she doesn't want to go....

Setting off Once More!

Setting off Once More!

Yep, we're back at it again. We've packed up and rented out our house, and we're taking our business on the road -- this time to Europe! The inspiration for this latest adventure came from my mom, Kathy. After my dad passed away almost two years ago, she decided that...

What is Slow Travel?

This trip is not a vacation in the traditional sense. We are taking our employment with us and working as we travel. Because we have to work, we travel more slowly, spending longer in each place we visit. This makes things like lodging less expensive. We’ve also rented out our house, so we’re not paying for our mortgate and utilities.

Read more about turning your love for travel into a sustainable lifestyle in Jen’s book.

Slow Travel: Escape the Grind and Explore the World

Slow Travel Book

Get Going! 5 Steps to go from Dream to Reality

The moment has finally come. You step out your door for the last time. The planning is done.  The preparation is as complete as you can make it. You’re free. The adventure has begun!

Getting to that point can seem impossible at times. The dream seems distant and tenuous. How do we handle the job, the mortgage, the kids’ school, the responsibilities?