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Welcome to Now We Start Exploring!

Updated: Jun 5

A blog about us and all our crazy adventures.

Hello, and welcome to our blog! We are excited to share our adventures with you.

We retired early...really early, and before leaving work we had several people ask us how they could follow along on our adventures. So, we started an Instagram account to share photos and quick snapshots of what we were up to. The missing piece was the stories behind the photos. The drama of the hike that led to the epic vista; the mental battle before jumping from a 25 meter high platform with Redwoods Altitude. We wanted a place to share what we learned, who we met, what we loved and what we didn't.

Ultimately, this will be a travel blog, but we don't want to limit ourselves. We want to tell you about the places we see, the people we meet, the hikes we take and the funny mishaps that are bound to happen along the way. We want to review destinations and share what we learn about all the places we visit. Basically, we want to take you along for the ride.

Sign at Port Taranaki, New Zealand

What to Expect

We spent our first winter of retirement exploring New Zealand and we'd like to share some of our adventures from our time there. We spent our second winter exploring Europe and we managed to hit a lot of bucket list destinations. Going forward, we are embarking on a 3.5 year world cruise with Villa Vie Residences. Yes, I said 3.5 years. Needless to say, we should have lots to talk about!

We are about to embark on the journey of a lifetime and we want to share as much as we can with you. Please join us and follow along!


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