Greetings and welcome! We are Joe and Esther.
We were born at opposite ends of the 1960s, and on different sides of the Earth. Joe first appeared on the scene in northern California in the spring of 1960, just in time to witness the election of John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States. Esther arrived to the party in the Netherlands during the eventful summer of 1969. She was delivered just after Woodstock and man’s first steps on the moon.
As luck would have it, we found each other in the city of Reno, Nevada, USA, where we continue to make our home. Over the years, we raised two beautiful and talented daughters, Claire and Cassie. They have both graduated from university, and are now balancing jobs and their own love of travel and adventure.
During our working years, Esther enjoyed a successful career in marketing, selling everything from residential real estate to John Deere tractors. Joe worked as a geologist in the oil and gas and environmental consulting industries. Eventually, he started his own environmental engineering company, which he managed for the final two decades of his employment.
In 2016, we retired, broke open the piggy bank, and began our month-at-a-time travel adventure. At first, we stayed close to home, traveling for six months to the neighboring states of California and Arizona. Driving our old Subaru with our even older dog Lizzie, we explored the spectacular coastline, mountains, and deserts of the American West.
In the ensuing years, we ventured further from home. Our preferred style of slow travel is to choose a promising locale, rent an apartment for a month, and explore the area on foot, by bicycle and using public transportation.
We are very fortunate to have the resources and good health to travel, and the time to travel slowly. In the future, we hope to continue our month-at-a-time travels for as long as we can. After all, the world is full of fascinating places to stay a month.
Thank you for stopping by and allowing us to introduce ourselves. We hope that you will leave a comment, so we can get to know you too. Happy travels!
Feature Photo: Joe and Esther helping out in a Basque Gastronomic Society kitchen (Basque Country, 2019)
Note: About Us post updated on January 21, 2021