Learn Life Lessons from Soon-to-Be Vagabonds

August 26, 2010

in Blogs to Bookmark

Writing this week about creating a new life, focusing on the positive experiences in life, and sharing my love of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love, Married with Luggage became the perfect blog to share for Blogs to Bookmark this week.

Betsy and Warren Talbot--the Married with Luggage bloggers

Betsy and Warren Talbot’s plan to travel around the world for 3 years began with consuming one too many margaritas. This one evening hanging out with friends became a life-altering event. Betsy and Warren begin their trip on October 1, 2010.

If you would like to quit your job and travel the world, Married with Luggage is the blog to follow. However, if you would like to learn how to make any change in your life, want to simplify your life (including your posessions), save money, improve relationships, or become a better traveler, this site is also for you.

Here’s a description of Married with Luggage in their own words:

“We are on a mission to redesign our lives to travel full time. Whether your dream is halfway around the world or in your own backyard, you’ll find information on goal-setting, living well, managing your money, and simplifying your life every week on this blog.”

Lifestyle design, or creating the life you want, is something discussed often on Betsy and Warren’s blog.  When is Your Personal Independence Day is a motivating post and an example of Betsy’s ability to translate a large goal into smaller steps to motivate each reader to find a way to achieve a life dream.

“Whether you want to get a better job, go back to school, write a book, start a family, build a home, launch a business, or travel around the world like us, having a launch date with a series of small steps leading up to it will make your goal come alive every single day.”

In Dealing with Negative Comments Betsy wrote about how to neutralize negative comments. Betsy explains how our own insecurities create an opportunity for the negativity to affect us and then lays out steps to neutralize the negativity.

Betsy wrote a wonderful 5-part series on Signs of a Great Life. I recommend reading all of the posts. This series covers:

Betsy and Warren will be blogging on their 3 year adventure, which will be a way for readers to follow along on the trip. I can’t wait to watch and read about their experiences. Here’s a video by Warren explaining in detail the travel plans:

Visit Married with Luggage and explore their blog world. I promise you will find ways to live a happier life, make your own dreams come true, and watch an amazing travel adventure unfold beginning October 1, 21010.

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misssrobin August 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

This looks like a fun and informative blog. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to check it out.


Naked Girl in a Dress August 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm


It is a great blog. I hope you enjoy it too.


Betsy Talbot August 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Aw, shucks. We are honored to be one of your Blogs to Bookmark! You feel the same way about personal growth and discovery that we do, and it is an exciting journey no matter what your destination. The key is to actually take the first step and keep on moving, no matter what.

Thanks for the shout-out. Warren in particular is always happy to be associated with a naked woman (even one in a dress).
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Naked Girl in a Dress August 26, 2010 at 9:54 pm


You have a wonderful blog and I was excited to share it with my readers. I can’t wait to follow you and Warren on your travel adventure!



SuzRocks August 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Wow- three years is a long time. I wonder if they’ll travel the whole time. I’d have to camp out in one place for a while.
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Naked Girl in a Dress August 26, 2010 at 9:55 pm


They plan to spend time, not just move daily. I know Ireland is an entire month.


Betsy Talbot August 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Hi, SuzRocks. We are actually travelling really slowly – in fact, that’s the way to really save money when doing a trip like this. Transportation costs are what kill your budget, and negotiating better rates for longer stays means you get to enjoy the culture longer (and learn to cook some of the local food, which is a particular interest of mine). Every person I’ve met who has done a trip like this says the same thing – slow down! I guess that’s a pretty good statement for a lot of things in life, huh?
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Stretch August 27, 2010 at 2:58 am

Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ve just watched the video and will head over to their blog for more.

We’ve lived in the Middle East for 11 years now so have made short trips to many of the same places in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa they plan to visit. It’ll be interesting to learn of their experiences when having the time to really dig deep into the land, culture and people of each. Life-changing, I’m sure!
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Kelley August 29, 2010 at 2:52 am

I am inspired! I love the encouragement to keep at your goal and see it come alive every day little by little. I will definitely bookmark the blog!
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Naked Girl in a Dress September 3, 2010 at 11:07 am


This is a great blog to follow. I am so happy you will be checking them out.


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