The Practice Trip: Testing out our Travel Legs in Florence, Italy

We’ve had lots of people asking us if we have been planning this trip around the world trip for years and the answer is quite simply, no, not at all. Sami came home from work one afternoon, and as he was climbing into bed to take a nap he asked me, hypothetically, what I would think if he just quit his job and we became nomads for a year. It started as just a fun idea, something to fantasize about, but before we knew it we had a long list of countries we dreamed to visit and a full action plan rolled out. Within two weeks, Sami was resigning from the bank where he had worked for nearly nine years and I was calling movers to pack up our entire life in Abu Dhabi. Continue reading