Two years of nomadic life!

Can you believe it? I can’t! It seems like it was just yesterday when we left the US for Mexico to begin our nomadic life.

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Tigger a year ago in Cuenca, Ecuador

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Tigger in Vietnam at the end of our 2nd year of nomadic life.

Year #2 began while we were in Ecuador. Since then we’ve added 8 countries on 3 continents to Tigger’s passport:

  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • back to Mexico
  • Spain
  • Morocco
  • France
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • back to Thailand
  • and now we’re in Vietnam.

nomadic life, thailand

For me the highlight of the last year was living on an oasis in Morocco for 2 months. It was absolutely transformational for me. Tigger says seeing the Eiffel Tower was pretty exciting for him and would be his most favorite memory of the last year of travel.

Tigger’s most fun memory is paragliding in Peru. It’s a tough question for me because I remember so many wonderful things that happened this last year, but I’d have to say the most fun I’ve had would be taking Tigger on his first wreck dive and celebrating songkran in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Pretty hard to compete with a countrywide water fight and being sprayed by elephants.

Every so often on our travels, and especially around milestones like our nomadversary, we talk about what we’re doing, if we want to change anything, what we might want to do next, and what our top 3 long-term destinations might be.

We generally never know our next destination, and most certainly not a few months out, but this time we know the next few months at least. After Vietnam, we head to Indonesia, followed by Australia and New Zealand. After that, and how long we’ll be in the last two countries, we have no idea.

nomadic life, granada, spain

We’ve been missing Latin America quite a bit, and we still have a lot more of South America to see. We also had to skip a couple of countries in Central America because of visa restrictions. We’re both interested in seeing Canada as well.

But our plan continues to be to see some more of Asia and head back to Europe for the Chrismakah season. We’ll explore some more of that continent and head into the Middle East and Central Asia as well as experiencing more of Africa. Most likely once we’re ready to move on from there, we’ll head to Canada before returning to Central America.

Of course some of that will depend on the time of year. I don’t have a huge desire to be in Canada during the winter. Paris in January was cold enough, thank you very much.

We each have our own list of the top 3 places we’d pick as a long-term base. Tigger is better at this than me, though. I just love too many places.

My choices so far:

  • Utila, Honduras
  • Ecuador
  • France

Tigger’s top 3:

  • Utila, Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Ecuador

Not bad that our list shares 2 out of 3 places!

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Tigger continues to amaze me, and I absolutely love watching him grow and emerge as his own individual. We both still love our life and can’t imagine returning to a “normal” life.

That’s not a bad place to be.

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  1. congratulations Talon and Tigger 🙂 wishing you more adventures together for the years to come 🙂

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  2. It’s an awesome thing to have such freedom and to have so much time with your child, something most parents never have. Oh, and if you go back to France in the winter, get a “real” jacket!

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    • It truly is. I love the freedom and the ability to have so much quality time with him, especially during these so important years. It’s absolutely amazing.

      Yeah, we’ll be keeping our eyes open in secondhand stores in NZ for some better winter clothes. We’re going to need them for sure. We were OK until it dipped below -2. LOL

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  3. So exciting! It seems like you and I were just starting to make contact about Spain…amazing how fast time can go by! Here’s to you two and more amazing and eye-opening years to come!

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    • Well, that was like a year ago. 😀 Sure does fly by, though! Really looking forward to seeing what develops this year.

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  4. Two years?? Congrats! That’s amazing. And I agree with passing on spending the winter in Canada. I’ve never been a fan of cold weather myself. Give me the heat any day.

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    • I’m not a big heat fan either. It just depends. But I am a huge fan of being able to wear less clothing, so I guess I’ll pick heat over cold just on that alone. LOL

      Yep, 2 years. Hard to believe. Feels like it was just yesterday it was even an idea!

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