About us – Alison and Don


In our sixties, (Don’s now seventy-two) with apparently no other authentic option, my husband Don and I sold our car and apartment, sold or gave away all our things, and set off to discover the world. And ourselves. We started in Italy in 2011 and from there have travelled to Spain, India, Bali, Australia, Southeast Asia, Sweden, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, Cyprus, and more – it’s all in the blog archive. We will continue travelling until it’s time to stop – if that time ever comes. So far it suits us very well. We are interested in how the world works, how life works, how the creation of experience works, how the mind works. As we travel and both “choose” our course, and at the same time just let it unfold, we discover the “mechanics” of life, the astounding creativity of life, and a continual need to return to trust and presence. Opening the heart, and acceptance of what is, as it is, are keystones for us both.

Interests: Alison – in no particular order: travel, figure skating (as a fan), blogging, photography, writing, acceptance, authenticity, walking/hiking, joy, creativity, being human, adventure, presence. Don – the same except replace figure skating with Formula One motor racing.

To discover more go here to read an article we wrote for Retirement and Good Living and here to read an interview we did with Nomadic Matt.

447 thoughts on “About us – Alison and Don”

  1. Hello.. Happened to stop by chance and m glad I did.. It’s amazing to know how much enthusiastic you are.. With a blog full of fun travel and positivity.. Looking forward to reading an learning.. 😊

  2. I envy your traveling experience. I would love to be able to travel as extensively as you two.

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  4. Thanks Alison and Don for stopping by my blog and getting to know my work. I appreciate your comments as I see them in the middle of a long writing night. You praised my very busy, but homebound, writing life while I am just waiting, waiting for the day I can have my worldly adventures your beautiful blog shows us. Safe travels and many blessings, Kalisha

    • I’m glad I gave you a little respite from your long night of writing. I hope you get to do some travelling one of these days. Lots of inspiration for books :)
      Though from what i read it doesn’t sound like you lack inspiration.
      Blessings, Alison

  5. Hi!! You’re so amazing! I loved the way you live your life! I turned a fan!
    Best regards from Brasil..:)

  6. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said:

    Hi Alison,
    I said I’d be by and here I am! Love your blog. I am going to follow. Your life is fascinating with great philosophy. The wonder of it all.

  7. I really enjoyed your last post on Holy Leaping Crocodiles Batman and was wondering if you would be open to accepting contributions from other writers?

    I have a couple of topic ideas in mind inspired by your last few posts, and I’d love the opportunity to contribute a piece of content.

    I’m happy to follow any guidelines or submission requirements you may have so let me know if you are open to this?


    • Thank you so much Jake, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Unfortunately we feel that guest posts are not appropriate for our blog, in part because I can hardly keep up with all the material I have. I’m writing about our travels in April and it’s now November. We travel continuously so I’l probably never catch up, lol.
      I had a look at your blog and you’ve made a wonderful start. Just FYI there are no links to your ‘About me’ section or your FB page. It would be lovely to know a little more about you. Hope you have a great time blogging. And travelling!
      Cheers, Alison

  8. This is beautiful. Glad you are enjoying hour travels.

  9. You guys are an inspiration. How adventurous!
    So many people feel trap & it’s so sad.
    Please don’t be a stranger and stop by our blog.
    We always comment back!

  10. This is amazing! What about having another couple going with you? How do you spend the winters? You are very encouraging people….Blessings.

    • Thank you so much Dina. We try to avoid winter; we mostly go where it is warm. There is no set rhythm to our travel. Every year it is different. We would not travel with other people though we love meeting people along the way.
      Blessings, Alison

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