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On the road, mexico

Been on the road for over 2 months straight now and we have experienced the good, the bad and the bedbugs but I have to say we are feeling good!  Life is Good.  And to what do we owe that?  I think it is because we have taken this time to really stretch ourselves.  Something that most people don’t do after youth. 

polynesian adventures

We started our trip at Le Meridien on Tahiti, where we spent 4 days relaxing, acclimating and touring around.  The Wind Spirit had just arrived back to Tahiti from dry dock in New Zealand, where it got a major face-lift. It was fun to see her docked days before.

Traveling with adhd

Partially because I am ADHD, I have extremely intense reactions to anything new.  I land in a new place and I go into full blown hyperaware ADHD mode, extremely or excessively aware of my surroundings.  I breath in the new smells.  My ears perk up to the sounds that are local and new.   


Our Adventures

mexico 2019

We’re heading off on a trip of a lifetime. Join us as we drive south and west from Charleston on a three-month exploration of Mexico.

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Our passions



Mike and lydia pontius

We met in the Bay Area almost 28 years ago. It was one of those first meeting stories that becomes a repeat cocktail party hit - part funny, part shocking and all very romantic. We were inseparable for six weeks, then hundreds of miles apart for 2 months, followed by a proposal on Halloween, a wedding in January and "the cat's honeymoon," all in a courtship period of 6 months. We made it across country years ago, after spending a year on a sailboat and having reduced our material possessions to what would fit in the trunk of a small BWM.

Our retirement gig

Now we live across the river from Charleston, our favorite American City, with more "stuff" - especially inherited furniture - than we can count . Yet somehow we made it to retirement? Pretty cool since neither of us took the traditional career route to get here. So we decided to write about ourselves - at least our grand kids may be interested - and our travels. We don't do much of anything in a "traditional" way, including seeing the world. But we hope that you'll find our somewhat spontaneous approach to life and travel entertaining, if not a little inspiring.