Our spectacular summer vacation of 2012 came into be with this one question: "How can we take advantage of our layover on the way back to the USA, and turn it into a vacation?" Most of the flights with layovers were through London. We didn't really want to spend this vacation with millions of our … Continue reading How to fly to Ireland for $100
I promised a few friends I would explain how we went about getting rid of just about all our belongings when we left the United States. The first time, we only had about two and a half months to do so: trying to strike a balance between efficiency and getting some cash. Post all our … Continue reading How to downsize, like really.
Tips for living in a hotel
What are the best natural deodorants?
If you are just joining us, we are in the middle of reviewing a variety of leading natural deodorants to find ones that really work. The previous two posts covered why and how. The Great Natural Deodorant Experiment Now, lets review my experience with this group: Team Roll-on. Disclaimer: at least 2 of these are … Continue reading Deodorant Experiment: Roll-ons
I like conducting experiments. I find the scientific method very handy in identifying every day processes and life improvements. Yes, I'm a nerd. One time, I quit wearing deodorant because I was curious. Do we all really need it? Or were our bodies just reliant on it because we kept providing it? Is deodorant a … Continue reading That time I tried to quit deodorant
What is geocaching?
These are the actual steps we followed to get internet in our building. Approximate wait times in parenthesis: 1. Get an address ( 1.5 weeks from moving in) 2. Take passport, proof of employment, cash, and address to internet main office (there is only 1) and sign up (3-4 trips required to identify actual building … Continue reading How to get internet in the desert
Our airbnb guest went missing. Here's the story of what happened. Or What to do if you Airbnb guest goes missing.
*This post is to answer a question we get asked often about what we still had in the USA while we lived in the Middle East. When we left the USA, six years ago, we sold everything. The cars, the furniture...all of it. Some of you reading have probably been the lucky recipients of at least … Continue reading What did you do with your stuff?