We’ve sold our car, our condo, and a cache of furniture and personal belongings. What’s left is either in storage or those bags. Where, exactly, the next phase of our lives will take us remains to be seen but at the moment, we’re on an airplane heading for San Pedro Sula, Honduras. From there, we’ll make our way to Utila in the Bay Islands. We’ll be there for 6-8 weeks before heading to colder climates for a month but we’ll get to that in time. For now, we’re just happy to be homeless.

As most of our readers (are there any, yet?) know, this is the first phase of a trip we expect to last at least 15 months. We have a loose itinerary and a few flights booked but want the freedom to tailor our itinerary as we go. We’ve been planning and preparing for a long time: saving money, airline miles, hotel and credit card points; testing out our gear; selling off furniture, books, and household goods; dropping off valuables and winter clothes with our families; seeing as many of our friends and family members as time permitted. But only in the last month did the reality hit us that this is happening and we’re actually leaving. We have no home to return to, no bed to call our own – just our wits, our packs, and each other to lean on.

We’re excited, eager to land in Honduras, and ready to see what the world has in store for us. Thanks for joining us here, we’ll write more soon.

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18 thoughts on “Off and Running

  • October 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Wow how exciting…for you two and for me. I had a baby (boy) 2 months ago and am constantly looking for new things to read while I sit around holding a baby. Looking forward to reading about your adventures.

    • October 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Congrats on the newest family member!

  • October 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Yay! You’re up and posting! Looking forward to traveling vicariously through you two for the next couple of years. Keep writing!

  • October 28, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Congratulations and good luck! We’ll miss you. We are looking forward to reading all about your exciting journey!

  • October 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Miss you both already! I look forward to keeping up with the tales of your adventures. Sure you don’t want to come back for the New England winter?

    • October 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Tempting but not as appealing as spending the next month jumping into the Caribbean any time we get hot. We both miss you and Anne, too. Jen’s going gaga over all the cats here.

  • October 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Yay!!!! When u hit Indonesia and down under let us know we’ll send u to some good folks:)

  • October 28, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Holy shit! Travel safe. Embrace each moment. Can’t wait to follow along.

  • October 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

    sounds exciting hope you have good luck, take a few chances but be safe. Luv Bruce

  • October 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Awesome! When are you two coming to Malta? It’s perfect in May . . .

    • October 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Hmmm, Malta isn’t on the itinerary yet but we’ll give it some thought. By May we should be somewhere in Micronesia or the South Pacific.

  • October 29, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I look forward to reading about your adventures!!! Not the most exotic place, I know, but if you find yourselves in Québec ever, hit me up!


  • October 29, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    WOW! What an awesome adventure! I’m so looking forward to reading about your travels over the next year or two. Be safe and have a blast!

  • October 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

    You two really are living the dream. Can’t wait to join you on this journey through your blog.

  • October 30, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    This is awesome, Marbree. I didn’t realize you sold EVERYTHING and will be away for possibly two years. That is incredible. I don’t know if you guys have a GoPro camera, but I would recommend one. When you have some downtime maybe cut a few photos and clips together so we can live some of the journey with you visually. Either way, reading about it is a lot of fun. Enjoy, safe travels, and have a blast!

    • October 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Jen’s in charge of our GoPro and shot something today that will definitely make it up here as soon as we have time to load it. Be patient as we figure out what we’re doing!

  • October 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Have a truly wonderful time!

  • November 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    This sounds so exciting! Looking forward to more news of your trip. xxxxxoooxxxxxxxx

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