About Us

Wallowa Lake Lodge,
Joseph, Oregon 2009
Travelnwrite the blog began in July 2009. Originally intended as a means to keep in touch with family, it has evolved into its present format with readers in more than 120 countries. 


Using a play on words – ‘travel and write’ (what we do) and ‘travelin’ right’ (how we do it) – we take you with us introducing you to people we meet, places we go and deals that we’ve found.

Carnival Cruise off Cabo San Lucas
Mexico, 2012
If you are passionate about travel - the sensory overload it causes, the emotions it stirs, the fortitude it sometimes builds and the doors it opens - our blog is for you.

Profession to Passion

More than a dozen years ago, we quit our ‘8– to –5’ professions; Joel (The Scout) was an attorney and I (The Scribe) was a former newspaper reporter-turned-public relations director. We'd spent years preparing to pursue our travel passions. We left the workaday world behind - long before 'retirement' age -- and set out to explore the world.


Lisbon, Portugal
For years we kept increasing our time away from home, gradually getting up to more than six months each year of living out of living out of our suitcases. We've logged thousands of air miles, crossed numerous oceans and traveled many roadways in various countries.  It was time to. . .

Take the Leap - Becoming ExPats

If someone had told us back when I began the blog that in 2017 we'd sell our home of 30 years in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and move to our Stone House on the Hill (purchased in 2014) in Greece's Peloponnese, I am sure we would have laughed off the idea.  But those travel gods work in strange and wonderful ways. . .here we are: ex pats living in Greece!

The Scout and The Scribe with Residence Permits


So TravelnWrite has become a blend of travel tales and ex pat adventures living in The Mani and exploring Greece and .  We hope to entertain armchair travelers and inspire others to pack their bags and follow their dreams.


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