When it comes to downsizing, it’s much easier to do nothing than to make a change – at least that’s what we’ve found. But we were determined to simplify our lives and found an unlikely friend in Vilfredo Pareto, the father of the 80/20 Rule.
A lifetime of travel and hours spent reading the exploits of courageous explorers have instilled in me an appreciation for geographic milestones – like walking across the Mississippi River, without a bridge.
Anyone that’s seen Jurassic Park, or any of its summer-fixture spinoffs, knows that dinosaurs lived large. There was never a bigger badass than T. rex, and even though he ruled the West, he flamed out just as quickly as his meek brethren in a fantastic fireball 66 million years ago.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock in Jurassic Park, you’ve heard that 66 million years ago the dinosaurs just disappeared. After roaming and ruling the planet for 165 million years – Poof! … well maybe it was Boom! … they were gone.
Earlier this year we were approached by Tricia Mitchell – the globetrotter behind the award-winning Travels with Tricia, co-founder of Eloquence, and freelance writer featured in Frommer’s, Fodor’s, and International Living.
“It is amazing how little you need to be happy.” –Gilda at Traveller Interrupted
In 2012 we journeyed around the world. It was the culmination of years of preparation. We’d scrimped and saved, renovated and sold houses, downsized and donated roomfuls of stuff. The time was right.