About Us

Nothing is stopping you!

Hi!  We are Jon & Jessica

We are 30-somethings taking a sabbatical to follow our dream of living abroad.

We are supposed to wait until retirement to do that right?  Well why wait when you can make it happen now!?

Our goal is to immerse ourselves in other cultures.  In other words we are not trying to see all of Europe in a few months!  We want to sit, breathe and be present in each moment.  To become masters of living life and lovers of life.  We are excited for the people and friends we will meet along the way.

At the end of November 2012 we both quit our successful jobs, in order to follow our dreams.  Join us as we travel Europe on sabbatical during 2013, transporting you through our words and images, immersing you in other cultures.  GRAB YOUR BAGS!


Our Blog — While Traveling Abroad — provides

inspiration to follow your dreams, 

love life and travel the world.


New Here?

Here are a few posts from the beginning of our journey, as we made the leap of faith.  And some popular helpful posts for preparing for your journey, no matter how long it is:



We were featured on All Things Moore County before we left on our adventure.  You can listen to a podcast of the show:


A few fun & random facts:

  • We are both sagittarius, or should that be sagittari?
  • Jon started his own business at 14 and hasn’t stopped working since.
  • Jessica has been in school non-stop almost her entire life, from pre-K to naturopathic medical school.
  • We love spiritual music, from BET’s Sunday’s Best gospel music to yoga kirtan.
  • Jon loves the mountains, Jessica loves the beach…Hawaii or Abruzzo, Italy seem like good compromises.
  • Speaking of Hawaii, during our honeymoon in Hawaii there was a volcanic eruption, a hurricane and a tsunami all within our week there…not sure what to make of that.
  • We grew up in the same home town (Sarasota, FL) but didn’t meet until college at FSU.  Go noles!
  • We shared 1 car for 2 years and loved every second…well almost every second.