Jason Borne or Ethan Hunt and his Impossible Missions Force can jet halfway around the globe then roll off the plane and immediately start kickin’ butt. However, for many reasons, most of us in the real world can’t. And one of those reasons is that annoying international travel companion jet lag.
It’s not usually a nightmare, but it can certainly be an American traveler’s bad dream: clearing immigration at the airport when returning to the US.
“I’ve been to almost as many places as my luggage! — Bob Hope I feel like Pavlov’s dog when James pulls our backpacks out of the closet. I start drooling because I know there’s a treat just around the corner.
For your next journey, you decided to skip the boring hotel and rent a short-term apartment in your dream destination … and you found a great place! Now it’s time to make it a reality. Maybe it’s a tiny pied-à-terre in Paris with a great garden … … a charming waterfront cottage on the Great …
Just imagine … Step out the door of your Amsterdam houseboat with a steaming mug of home-brewed coffee as you watch the swirl of bikes heading to the daily Flower Market.
Have you ever envied people who live in Paris, Istanbul, or Rio? Do you travel to immerse yourself in a place – experience it firsthand and not be a tourist?
We’ve written extensively about the importance of downsizing, living small, and simplicity in our personal lives. And as might be expected, these ideas carry over into our lives as travelers.