When Fear Backs Down

November 27, 2012

Taking  a three month sabbatical requires overcoming a certain number of fears.  There was the fear of flying, the fear of getting sick, the fear of running out of money, the fear of dying.  I could go on and on here but the point is that we all have certain fears that we struggle to […]

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Tukang Ayam – The Chicken Vendor

November 23, 2012

Warning: The video below contains graphic content that may not be suitable for all viewers.  Viewer discretion is advised. Even though we are in Indonesia on sabbatical we wanted to still maintain the tradition of Thanksgiving that we celebrate back in America. We first looked into getting a turkey, not knowing whether we could even […]

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Tropical Fruit of Indonesia

November 21, 2012

As we spend time in Indonesia during our sabbatical our kids are missing school.  We chose to not put them into a local or International school or to home school.  But they do have assignments from school and some workbooks with different things to do so that they don’t get behind in their studies. With […]

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Musim Hujan – Streets of Water

November 19, 2012

Our sabbatical falls squarely in the middle of musim hujan or the wet season here in Indonesia.  In Oregon we have 4 season; fall (wet) winter (wet and cold), spring (warming up) and summer (warm to hot).  Notice that there are distinct changes in temperature throughout the seasons. In Indonesia there are two seasons; wet […]

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Breakfast in Indonesia

November 19, 2012

We’ve been enjoying our initial time here in Indonesia.  I don’t know whether it’s the difference in time zone or whether we are just excited to start each day but we’ve been getting up much earlier than we normally would. For example this morning we woke up around 5:30AM which I don’t think I’ve ever […]

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Taking a Sabbatical in Indonesia

November 16, 2012

After nearly 24 hours of combined flight and transit time we finally landed in Jakarta Indonesia to officially kick off our Sabbatical 2.0.  We couldn’t be more excited or happier. Our sabbatical started with a road trip to Seattle in a rented mini-van also known as the “Swagger Wagon”.  After stopping off at my Mom’s […]

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Travel Vaccinations & Immunizations for a Sabbatical

September 15, 2012

As we prepare to kick off Sabbatical 2.0 we started taking a look at what vaccinations and immunizations are recommended for an International traveling family.  What were the risks and what could we do about them? Living for an extended period of time in a foreign country comes with some risks especially when traveling with […]

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Dream, Save, Do

August 6, 2012

Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world, seeing exotic locations, eating unknown spicy foods from a sketchy street vendor and drinking copious amounts of tropical fruit beverages that leave you with a potent vitamin-B buzz? Or maybe you want to be the owner of your own business, run the show instead of the show […]

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Sabbatical 2.0

July 4, 2012

His index finger hovered over the mouse button just as it had so many times before.  It quivered a bit dropping down to touch the cool plastic button but never with enough pressure to actually click it. Moments passed as he stared at the screen.  Time seemed to go in slow motion.  His resolve wavered […]

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Life’s Challenges in Sabbatical Planning

November 7, 2011

It’s been over a month since my last post and you may be wondering what’s been going on.  Is something wrong?  Why the lack of updates?  Did we make the move to Indonesia?  Are we living the good life in a tropical paradise?  This post will answer those questions and more. Evolution One of the […]

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