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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South to Albania

South to Albania

While stuck in the rain in November and desperate for sunshine, we booked a place in Southern Albania for January-February. Being further south, it's warmer and gets 14 minutes more daylight each day. Yes, we look at these things. We arrived in Albania a few days ago,...

Old Rocks in Montenegro

Old Rocks in Montenegro

After an overcast and rainy month in Kotor, we made a short but welcome move to the town of Budva, about 30 minutes away. It's located on the coast, rather than on the bay, and is supposed to be sunnier. We spent a little more on our Airbnb this time and got a very...

Dodging the Rain in Montenegro

Dodging the Rain in Montenegro

In Colorado, you can make plans first and then look at the weather forecast as an afterthought. Because chances are ... it's going to be sunny. Winter in the Balkans ... not so much. We've been watching the forecast, picking out non-rainy days to go do stuff. It...

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?