Delightful! We are ecstatic to have the fine folks at Tom Bihn as our official luggage supplier for our “Fabric of America” tour. They are supplying us with all of our bags for our cross-country journey, and we couldn’t be happier.
“Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t care. Let’s go north. No, wait. North-northwest. No, wait. North-north-northwest. Straight, right, straight, left, right, diagonal this way, straight.”
That’s how it began. And that’s how most of our road trips begin. We pick a direction and just…go. We try to stay off the main roads and see where things take us. And that’s how we landed in the small town of Richmond, Illinois.
We’re happy to announce Red Roof Inn as a lodging partner for our “Fabric of America” tour! They are supplying us with 25 nights of hotel stays as we traverse the great landscape of the USA this summer.
Introducing Marginal Boundaries: A “Fabric of America” tour support sponsor. Yay! Tim and Cris are supporting us as a sponsor for our upcoming tour, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it.
Introducing our travel gear supporter! We’re happy to have the fine folks at Magellan’s Travel Supplies as a partner for the duration of our “Fabric of America” tour. They’re supplying us with apparel, accessories, and more as we roam around the USA.
What do you know about Woodstock, Illinois? If you’re not from the surrounding area, I’d imagine you might have heard of it as the location where one of the greatest comedies of all time was filmed: Groundhog Day. That’s how most people know the town, anyway.
(If this is the point where you go, “What’s Groundhog Day,” you should read this post, share it with everyone you know and love, and immediately go rent the movie. It has nothing to do with this post, really. It’s just that good.)
As you know, we only shill for those we support, or those we believe can help enrich your life. One of those people is Karen McCann. She’s an author, blogger, and expat living in Seville, Spain, with her husband Rich.
Thanks to an email from Rich, we had the pleasure of meeting them when we were living in Seville. We spent an evening chatting over tapas, countless drinks, and crazy bars, and had the ‘pleasure’ of collectively navigating conversation with an insanely drunk Danish artist.
This is a somewhat personal and congratulatory post for us, but it’s also a story of someone who’s breaking out of the 9-to-5.
Today, we are celebrating the new-found independence and the new beginning of a new path to a new, independent life. Lots of new there. A journey that has taken all kinds of personal twists and turns over the past few years, as a
good friend family member of ours has worked to determine his own path, get away from The Man, and do his own thing.
We’re delighted to have Motel 6 support us with some of our lodging for our “Fabric of America” tour! They have been generous to supply us with five nights of stays as we make our way across the country.
One thing you can guarantee is that we never shill products we don’t use, support, or like. Another thing you can guarantee is that we are rapid promoters of products we do use, support, and like. The more viciously we promote something, the more excited we are about it. That’s how we operate as people, which of course finds its way onto our blog and social media pages.
This brings us to Marginal Boundaries. You’ve seen us write about Tim, Cris, and the Marginal Boundaries operation for a long time now. Which should tell you that we love what they do. Not only that, but they were integral in our start as location-independent, full-time travelers over a year ago. The Expat Guidebook is the first book I read when we started exploring our lifestyle.