I'm taking time off from the corporate world to travel. After being ousted from my job my husband and I decided to shed most of our worldly possession and begin a new adventure. It was stressful selling or donating most of our belongings, but it was also oddly freeing. We are no longer tied to one physical location by our "stuff", which allows us to move wherever the whim takes us.
Fitting everything you need for 90 days into 6 suitcases is no easy task, but we did it! We could have reduced a bit more but we are spoiled when it comes to our sleeping arrangements, so one suitcase is entirely devoted to our two pillows and a memory foam mattress topper. Boy are we glad we made that decision, and so are our backs!
So we are now embarked on what we are calling our 90-day tour. As U.S. citizens we can travel to many countries and stay as tourists for up to 90 days without the hassle of a visa and that's exactly what we are doing.
Our first stop was Ecuador a small country in South America. We decided to try living on the coast and we chose Manta in the Manabi` province as our temporary home.
Manta has been a blast and we've learned so much living here. There are many things you don't get to experience in a country when you only visit for a week or two as a tourist, and living here in a condo has given us a great perspective.
Next we are off to Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. I am writing a blog (who doesn't these days) about our adventures and I hope you'll take a moment to read it, and if you find it interesting please share it with your friends ;)