Giving Credit Where It’s Due

The idea for A City A Month arose out of an article in the Wall Street Journal in October of last year. It featured Lynne and Tim Martin and how they were living “Home Free.” For our plans, we consulted their webiste, and it offers loads of terrific advice. The following is a post I sent.

“Dear Lynne, Tim,

It took only a moment’s conversation between my wife, Kay and me to decide our life’s retirement, and we have you two to thank.

She brought home the October 2012 WSJ on Home Free living and left it on the kitchen counter. A few days later I picked it up, read it and immediately called her at work. “This article in the Journal,” I said. All I got was a wary, “Yes?” “This is an amazing idea and that’s what we should do!” Words of joy poured out of her and we haven’t looked back since. read more

What is A City A Month?

Travel is one of life’s great adventures. We seek places that are exciting and different. We welcome the stream of sensory overload that comes from the sights, sounds, tastes and sensations of new places and people. Whether it’s the warm sun as you loll on a park bench or the taste of an incredible food or wine, it’s the glimpses and moments that can become some of the most enduring memories of our lives.

Instead of taking a trip “here” or a spending a week “there” and then heading “home” we decided to make “there” our permanent home. We will spend about a month in cities around the world. Our plan is to stay out for years before returning to the U.S. read more