Michael and I both love to travel and so when we retired early in 2014 we stored everything we couldn’t part with (art and prized possessions), sold most everything else (including our house), packed a trailer and hit the road. The plan is to travel for the next 3 to 10 years.
We’ve been renting fully furnished houses, in places we’ve always wanted to visit, living there for 3 months and then moving onto the next place. Other than traveling to Grenada, West Indies, each year where we have property and strong roots, we plan to travel primarily in the United States first while Mick, our sweet Irish Setter, can be part of the adventure. Sometime in the future when he’s no longer with us, we plan to travel internationally.
The travel schedule for 2014 through mid 2016 is Key West, Florida; the Outer Banks, North Carolina; Venice, Florida (near Sarasota and Tampa) and then we plan to travel to Grenada, West Indies January to through early April 2015. When we return to the United States we’ll be traveling to New Orleans, Big Moose Lake in the Adirondack mountains in Upper State New York and then on to Vermont for October and the fall foliage.
We purchased a house in Grenada in August 2015 so we went back to Jacksonville, Florida for November and early December to sort through our storage contents and filled a container to send to Grenada. We have also been purchasing furniture, housewares, etc. Selection of goods is pretty limited in Grenada and is often expensive so most everything we need will come from storage or be purchased and all will be shipped via an ocean container. We plan to stay in Grenada for 6 months – through mid-June and then begin traveling again. Plans include being in Connecticut for Michael’s god daughter’s wedding in late June, then heading to Vermont to connect with our good friends, MaryEllen and Lee, and travel with them to the coast of Maine. After that, it’s off to Toronto for Carnival, with plans to be in Italy in late September – early October.
Please join us as we chronicle our adventures and let us know places you think we should consider living.