Starting in March, 2015, we’ll be temporary nomads: we’ll be renting out our house in Seattle, Washington and moving to Europe. Our plan is to start in Seville, Spain, and spend 3 – 4 weeks in various cities across Europe for the next three months.
I (Jordan) run a software company (event apps for conferences that care about community and relationships), so I’ll be working throughout the trip. That’s the beauty of the Internet: wherever I flip open my laptop, that’s where my office is for the day. I’m hoping that the time zones will work to my favor: I’d like to spend the days exploring with my family, and then, when folks back in the States start to wake up and get to work, I’ll start working as well. We’ll see how that goes.
Michelle and our son Zevin (age 6) will be exploring and “worldschooling”. They’re looking forward to checking out castles and parks and streets and people.
We don’t enjoy the kind of “take a photo of myself next to the Eiffel Tower” kind of tourism: we’d rather shop at a local market and make dinner with someone we met, or find a little bar and a game of chess. We want to live where we go, not visit.
Michelle has Celiac Disease and Zev is gluten intolerant (plus a handful of other food sensitivities), so food is going to be a big challenge for us. We’ll be blogging about this and all parts of our travel.
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