Why blog? Why not blog?

While at a party last weekend, a guest asked me, after hearing that I'm writing a blog, "What could you possibly write about before leaving to travel the world?"  
In the beginning, I was concerned I would run out of ideas, writing every other day. So far, so good. Readership is in the 1000's, growing rapidly, much to my surprise from all over the world.

As time marched on, it became therapeutic, as in writing a journal. For the near future it would serve as a means of updating family and friends as we saunter from place to place about the world, living "life" as Tom says, not vacationing. (Vacations are for leaving one's home to enjoy visiting other surroundings, relieve stress, experience new cultures and adventures to ultimately return home to "the real world").

We won't have a "home".  That explains the therapeutic element. Having no home is an emotional adjustment, is not for everyone and was inconceivable to us only a few years ago. Of course, in no way do I mean to imply it is comparable to being "homeless," a sorrowful fate for many without the love, support and emotional freedom to escape poverty.   

In our case, choosing to be without a home defies all traditional convention and social mores. Many are shocked by our willingness to do this, some amused and others annoyed, saying, "They won't last."  Maybe we won't.  If we don't, we will write about it here, baring our souls for those interested.

In the next few months, with the help of a highly professional web/blog designer we will enhance this blog.  We'll be creating links for money saving travel information, insurance needs, prescription drug savings tips, travel concerns, travel products we're using, foods we're experiencing around the world that fit into our low carb, wheat, starch, grain and sugar free lifestyle, restaurant observations, vacation homes we love, cruise commentaries, airline experiences and more. 

Most of all, we will share the photos and stories of the nature we are blessed to behold and the people we are fortunate to meet. Hopefully, we'll both become better photographers.  Currently, we are researching lightweight, easy to use, digital Bluetooth enabled cameras with a few new prospects being released soon.  (We'll keep you updated).

To offset some of the cost of the professional blog designer, we will be incorporating some relevant advertising, as you will currently find on most web sites and blogs. 

A few days ago, I ordered business cards with our email and blog addresses, after both of us tired of writing on little pieces of paper (especially with my horrific illegible handwriting).  When they arrive, I'll take a photo and post it here. More to pack!

You may email us at any time, if you prefer not to post online comments. Always feel free to make suggestions to us, as many have thus far in  comments and in private email, all of which we appreciate and take to heart.  Research is one thing, experience is another.  We more than welcome your experience. And please, take advantage of our hundreds of hours of research, if you are looking for a bargain or a shortcut.

BTW, if you want to read my story on the blog of Jonathan Bailor,The Smarter Science of Slim, please click here.  My story is the second story down, moving from the first spot over the past week.  Thanks to all of our readers and, to Jonathan's readers who have come over here to read our blog.  

Off to the health club now for my 10 minute killer cardio workout, after an hour long walk with my neighbor earlier this morning. Then off to the grocery store to stock up for the long weekend.  

Friends are coming for Eggs Benedict brunch on Sunday when I'll be using that cute little 1950's double boiler as seen in the photo in the last post, maybe for the last time. (The recipe is also posted there ).

Bye, double boiler. Hello, world.  

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