Welcome to The Introduction to our blog about our traveling lifestyle

It's the summer of 2014 and we're on the road again, after 18 months in Vail, CO. To catch up with us and our aprés ski season travels and to read "Our Traveling Lifestyle Resumes," click here. At the very end of that blog post, after the comment box, click on "Older Post" and that will take you to the next post about our travels in chronological order (yes, that's counter-intuitive). Just to let you know, we took a 40-day road trip from Vail to the central and northern coasts of California from the end of April to the end of May. Starting at the beginning of June, we spent a month in the Bay Area. We flew to Hawaii on July 1 for the months of July and August. We flew to South Korea for the months of September and October (click here to read about our arrival). We'll be back in Vail in November 2014 in our new condo

Audre + Dimitri biking at the iconic rock-Uluru or Ayers Rock, Australia

It all started in 1993 when Audre got a contract for a World Bank project in Indonesia - that was the beginning of our Odyssey or worldwide traveling or vagabond globetrotting... call it what you will (Dimitri likes "global meandering" the best). A year and half later, Dimitri planned a 9-month trip from Jakarta to Istanbul. It was supposed to be just an interlude between contracts. However, six months into that trip, while meditating on top on Mount Sinai, Audre saw the light! A couple of weeks earlier, Dimitri had calculated that we could most probably live on just the appreciation on our mutual funds (without our touching our capital) and had proposed retirement to Audre's initial shock and dismay. So, on Mount Sinai, Audre got the message from above that it is perfectly okay to retire and go traveling throughout the world at 49 (Audre) and 54 (Dimitri). We have been retired and have been global meandering since 1995. See our tab above "About our traveling lifestyle" to read more about how we do what we do.


This blog site was started in 2006 during our 2 and one-half years of South American Explorations (click here to begin reading at the beginning of our blogging and keep clicking on "Older Post" at the bottom of each post). Consequently, the travelogues about our first 9-month trip from Jakarta to Istanbul, our nine months in Turkey (click here to see the map of our travels through Turkey), our six years in the rest of Europe, our three months in India, our nine months in Singapore, our three months in Phuket, our one year in Australia (although the picture above is of us at Uluru and you can click here to see the summary of our 26,000 km Australia Road Trip in 2004-05), our one year in New Zealand and our three months in Tahiti, will be posted when Audre writes them.

While this blog is still in the process of being created, click here if you want to see all of our photos.

On the left margin is a Table of Contents that lists each place we have lived since 1995. The descriptions of our travels begin with our posts in South America in 2006 (when we started this blog). Before that you will notice most are still "to come." Click here to start reading at the beginning of our travelogues (and keep clicking "Older Post" at the bottom of each post to continue with our travelogues).

If you are foodies, like we are, then have a look at the list of "Restaurants Reviewed by ALEDM Organized by Country and City" also on the left margin. If you click on a city, you will be linked to our blog posting of our restaurant reviews for that city. Enjoy (and send us an e-mail about your experiences)!

And, if you want to do a search for a specific place, topic or a person, use the Search Blog feature that is a box in the upper left hand corner of the screen (from here click "Control - Home" on your keyboard to get to the top of your screen).

At the end of each page of postings, there is a link labeled "Older Post." Clicking on that takes you to the next post in chronological order. Yes, it is counter-intuitive...

While we were in Beijing in the fall of 2010, the China Daily (the largest newspaper in English in China) published an article about our Global Meandering Lifestyle. Our picture is on the front page of the newspaper in the upper right hand corner and the article itself is a full page

Click here if you read Spanish and want to read an article about us from the El Comercio newspaper in Perú. Even if you can't read Spanish, you might enjoy the photo.

In November 2011 we were asked for an interview by Shane who has developed NationalRVParks.com and our interview has now been posted. Click here to read the interview.