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  1. Darryl is Loving the Bike
    March 17, 2012

    Okay, finally sat down and caught up on things with you.  Wow, you continue to be an incredible inspiration to me and one who makes me think a little bit deeper.  You hit the nail on the head when you said that you felt you were sinking back into the that same NA lifestyle.  I realize this myself and know that the location is great, but it’s the mindset that must be right.  I’m super excited to see what lies ahead for you guys in Columbia.  A good friend of mine is from there and will be returning this Summer with his Family for 6 weeks.

    Darryl

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 18, 2012

      Definitely. Location helps, but if you fall into the same traps that helped inspire you to leave in the first place, then. . .

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  2. Rachel
    March 13, 2012

    Awesome! I always know when we’re headed in the right direction, or need to make a life change, because I start to get nervous and afraid of the ‘what ifs’. But every time we commit to moving ahead, it seems that ‘Providence moves too’ – and it all works beautifully.

    Can’t wait until we get to Peru, but that’s another year or so… For now, we’re loving Guatemala.

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 14, 2012

      Isn’t it wonderful how that works?

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 14, 2012

      Isn’t it wonderful how that works?

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  3. Krystal Christine
    March 7, 2012

    It must be interesting travelling with your Kid as well as learning new experiences

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 7, 2012

      It’s wonderful to see things through his eyes.

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  4. Admin
    March 6, 2012

    Hey guys, We will be in Utila tomorrow hopefully. Maybe we can grab a beer or something.

    Shaun & Chrissy
    http://www.WeRoamAround.com

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 6, 2012

      That would be awesome!

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  5. Spencer
    March 6, 2012

    What a wonderful adventure you are enjoying with your child. Good on you mate!

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 6, 2012

      Thank you!

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  6. Anuj
    March 4, 2012

    I think your making the right choice. Life is all about learning from new experiences – and change is always hard. You’ve already proven (to yourself) that you can thoughtfully handle whatever life throws at you. 
    So to me, there is only and upside to your decision: for you, your son and your relationship.Best wishes!

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 4, 2012

      Thank you!

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  7. Linda
    March 4, 2012

    My son gave up diving at assistant instructor level for similar reasons. He loved it, but was exhausted a lot of the time. It is a physically demanding job for sure, plus the responsibility when you have other folks’ lives in your hands is also stressful. That aside seems like it was time to move on anywhere, as the road is clearly calling you!

    Much luck in the future. Can’t wait to read all about it!

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 4, 2012

      I really love it, but the hours make it difficult to be a single parent especially. If it was just for a few months, that could work. But ultimately I need more time w/my son. The road was definitely calling, though. We’ve talked about leaving for a few months, but it just never felt right. This time it was clear it was time to move on. Nice to have that confirmation.

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  8. Flipnomad
    March 4, 2012

    nice to know that you’re able to build a financial buffer that could help you travel more… ill be on the road too for a year this 25th and sometimes i miss the monthly paycheck that i used to have but at the same time could not imagine myself working on a fix schedule again so im busting my a$$ trying to build multiple online sources of passive income… aaaaarrrghhh sometimes i wish that it would just rain money LOL 

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 4, 2012

      Boy do I hear that! I really need to work harder to get more passive income flowing.

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  9. Theodora
    March 4, 2012

    You’re right that it’s a demanding career, and I’m glad you’ve come to that decision. It is very easy to slip back into the same old patterns of working constantly. Have you rebuilt the bank account, then? If so, that’s win-win. I’m still working on mine…

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 4, 2012

      No, it isn’t rebuilt. The season here has been unusually extra slow. However, I have been able to build up enough of a cushion that we can move forward without me being too nervous. Still am a little. J

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  10. Nancy Sathre-Vogel
    March 2, 2012

    YAY! It’s a hard decision to make, but it’s always worthwhile.

    I think we all tend to fall into “the 9 – 5” too easily. What that 9 – 5 looks like is different for us all, but we know it when we get there. People often ask us when we’ll be getting back on our bikes, but I don’t have any desire to do that for a while yet. For us, after 4 years of full time travel on our bikes, the biking lifestyle had become our 9 – 5 and it was time to change it up.

    The important thing is that you are constantly reevaluating and not being afraid to make the choice to jump out of the box OR JUMP BACK IN THE BOX! We have different needs at different points in our lives and our job is to get those needs met.

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 3, 2012

      Well said, Nancy. And good point about your lifestyle that you’ve had.

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  11. Sonia
    March 2, 2012

    I am so excited for you and Tigger, and its wonderful to read the progress that he has made. I dont know when we will be able to attempt this nomadic lifestyle but your story is inspiring as always. I cannot wait to read of your new and upcoming adventures in Peru and what new frogs will be there 🙂 Sonia from FB (for some reason I couldnt log in as me and popup blocker is disable)

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 2, 2012

      We’ll make sure to take pics of any frogs we find for you. J

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  12. Sindy1232
    March 2, 2012

    I am so, so happy that you have made the decision that you have made. The idea of your new life style was party to travel, see the world, expose Tigger to different cultures and to have the adventures of your life, father and son. I have been worried about you both not moving on. You will miss so much but the world is just too big to stay in one place for too long and as long as you are together then you are fulfilled. 

    I am not only happy but also so excited for you both!! Keep up the great job you do as a parent, have fun and count your lucky stars you have a great son!!! 

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    • 1dad1kid
      March 2, 2012

      Thank you! I definitely do count my lucky stars. He is an amazing kid and a stupendous person. We have no problem staying in one place for a while to get to really know it, etc., but definitely there is too much world out there still for us to see. J

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