After retiring early, in 2017 my husband and I boarded a one-way flight to Rome with only four suitcases and a beer cooler full of insulin to begin our dream trip--a year of living in Europe. The dream was to live like locals, find out-of-the-way restaurants, and watch the seasons change. But behind every dream, there is the reality.
Our journey began with the twin challenges of reconnecting our post-retirement lives and finding affordable insulin to manage my Type 1 diabetes. Along the way, we dodged political unrest in Barcelona and navigated water restrictions in Egypt.
Through the ups and downs of travel, we started to rebuild our lives together… and look for a little adventure.
"a breathtaking overseas journey that will warm your heart and make you smile."
"One can feel Saylor’s passion for travel coming off the pages – she paints each moment well, whether it’s the food, the sites, or local color, which is so crucial for a travel memoir."