Category Archives: Personal

Where do we go from here?

Now what?  Where do we go from here?  How do we transition back to life in the United States?  What happens to the blog? We are filled with questions!  It seems like many of you followed the blog either because

Welcome Home

flight home

Denial.  I was in denial that we were actually flying back to the U.S. until about 8.5 hours into our international flight when we started making the final descent for landing.  Until that point all the craziness of travel just


Sete street

Today I don’t really feel like writing and I don’t really feel like going through thousands of pictures to pick a few for the blog, but after posting every day this year so far, I don’t feel like giving up

Relaxing in Switzerland

jon & balou

Sundays are meant for relaxing in our book.  The home we are house sitting has beautiful views of the mountains and fields, which we are enjoying from the back porch today.  As our trip is drawing to a close, we


jon's favorite spot

Jon assumed his favorite spot on the balcony overlooking Agropoli before being picked up by his cousin Mafalda.  When Jon’s cousin arrived, we had to search deep to remember our basic Italian, because she spoke very little English.  But she

Feeling the love in Agropoli


The purpose of visiting Agropoli was to see where Jon’s grandfather was born.  Jon also tried getting in touch with a distant cousin in Agropoli, unfortunately without any luck.  Although, we did know where he worked, so we set out

Happy Father’s Day!

The fan

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! Jon and I are blessed to have wonderful men as fathers that have always been there for us!  They are both wonderful examples of strong, compassionate, hard working men, that give

It’s Official!

Breaking News

  We interrupt Snapshot Saturday to give you breaking news!   This week I signed my contract for a full time faculty position at Sarasota Military Academy.  I am so excited for this opportunity!   When we started this journey

And the winner is…..


    We cannot thank everyone enough for all their wonderful comments this week.  I literally had tears in my eyes reading some of your replies.  Your comments mean more than you know and definitely help give a boost to

A time to celebrate!


We have reached a milestone here at While Traveling Abroad.  Yesterday was my 200th post!  Since we began our journey I have blogged every single day, which I have to thank you for reading and commenting and keeping me motivated