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Moving to Panamá

My husband Gonzalo is still uncomfortable with the idea of leaving for 7 months to travel the world with job uncertainty awaiting us at home. His anxiety is legit and…

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Where Were You on September 11, 2001?

Like many people in the United States, I remember exactly where I was on September 11, 2001. Ironically, I was not in the United States at all, but in Colombia,…

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Let’s Get Started!

Enough ruminating about blah, blah, blah. Enough disclosure of too much personal information to strangers online. It’s time to start planning the trip, the Midlife Escape! Because I will not…

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The Money Pit

I have a financial goal and a deadline for my Midlife Escape…but all financial hell has broken loose at home: Garage door repair. $500 Ventilation problems on the upper level…

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Twenty-six and 7

Twenty-six months remain until we launch our 7-month Midlife Escape! My original goal was to be ready to leave for a full year by November 11, 2019 (my 50th birthday)…

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$599 to Prague!

I started this blog in November of 2017 to plan a midlife career sabbatical to travel with my family in 2020.  Then I started thinking about two years of squirreling…

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