Six continents in ten months!  For much of 2014 and 2015, I shared a family sabbatical with my wife, son, and daughter.  As we journeyed around the world, I learned that I am at home while traveling.

One day, months into our round-the-world trip, our daughter asked, “Mom and Dad, where is our home?”  My wife replied, “Home is wherever we are together.”  I added, “So, we are at home traveling.”

During Summer 2019, just before our son left for college, we took another round-the-world trip.  This one was shorter — six weeks rather than ten months — but it also was filled with adventures, challenges, wonderful people, and life-changing experiences.

I love traveling because I am open to new experiences, new people, new possibilities.  When traveling, I pay attention more carefully and live more intentionally.

Now, I am at home.  My attention has been focused on generating income and supporting an active family at school events, sports games, and community activities.  My posts have slowed — stopped, actually — but my thoughts about traveling have continued.

Although our round-the-world trips are over (for now, at least!), I want to live like I do when traveling:  fully alive, attentive to experiences, and open to people.

I live in a beautiful part of the world:  The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida.  In this blog, I describe experiences and lessons I am learning while I am at home traveling.


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    1. Dean Allen Post author

      Zed and my grandmother, Ida Lou (Lucy) Watkins were very special friends for a number of years before she died of cancer. I spent many wonderful times with them fishing at Lake Greenwood and sharing meals at their homes. I also enjoyed many of Zed’s delicious pound cakes. We laughed about the two of them collecting cans on roadside, getting money for them, and using the money for fun things. After my grandmother’s death, Zed remained a very important part of our family, joining us for Christmas and other celebrations, until his death.
      I am very glad to connect with you!



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