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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Dubrovnik, Part One

Dubrovnik, Part One

We've settled into our new digs in Dubrovnik and are spending our weekends exploring the city and the surrounding area. Dubrovnik is home to only 40,000 residents but receives 3 million tourist visitors each year. It's known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" primarily...

Exploring the Islands by Sailboat

Exploring the Islands by Sailboat

When I was in high school, I had a little 16-foot sailboat that I patched up and sailed around Boyd Lake in Loveland. I've always been fascinated by long-distance sailing, but Colorado isn't exactly conducive to coastal cruising. So when Jen asked me what I wanted to...

Krka National Park and Klis Fortress

Krka National Park and Klis Fortress

One of the things I love about being somewhere for a limited time is that it forces you to make the most of your time. At home, it's just too easy to say, "I can go climb that mountain (or do that bike ride) next weekend". On the road, even traveling slowly, the...

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?