news! ch-ch-ch-changes

the-romantic-the-winoIt’s seem like every time we get comfortable around here, something changes. We can’t help it! We’re movers and shakers, and that’s just the way we roll. This time, however, it’s not just one of us who has something to announce — it’s both of us!

We know, we know. You can hardly contain yourself, so we’ll get right down to it. Ahem…

the wino // new york city > philadelphia

Major news in the wino universe: her fiance received a big time job offer in the City of Brotherly Love! After some soul-searching and some number-crunching, they made the ultimate decision to pack up their tiny studio apartment on the Upper East Side and head south to their old stomping grounds.

Because she’s a believer in things happening to you when they’re meant to (and she has the tattoo to prove it), she trusted that her own job situation would work itself out after the move. And guess what? She was offered every travel lover’s dream: the chance to keep her current career and work remotely.

And so, June 1, the wino & co (…meaning just her and her fiance) will become full-time residents of Pennsylvania. Many, many, MANY cheesesteaks to ensue.

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the romantic // montigny sur loing > london

Meanwhile, across the pond, the romantic & hubs have been on their own little soul-searching path of amazingness. If you pay any attention to us on twitter (and really, you should, we’re quite witty), you probably have already picked up on this. But, in the spirit of full disclosure, let’s just make it official! London!

This was the original endgame of the RTW/biz school combo, and has been the dream scenario for a long, long time. As Americans, working abroad can be tricky — especially because the hubs is on a pretty specific career path. Luckily for everyone, the stars aligned (meaning: the hubs is amazing), a job offer was delivered, and the expat pug will be taking his butt to Londontown. The relief to be literally out of the woods and back in a big city is palpable, friends.

The final details are still getting nailed down (such as, you know, visas and how to get a pug across the Chunnel when the Eurostar is just RUDE about animals), but! Come August, their rusty French will be retired and many pug/prince playdates will be on the roster. Somehow.london - kensington

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(though now out of the running as a likely homebase… more on that later)

so what does this mean?

Well, aside from that fact that we’ll have cute new apartments to decorate, this also means, amigos, that this summer will be the first time in…well, ever… that BOTH of us are free of the demands of a 9-5 job in a formal office location. Cue absurd plans for many Lazy Travelers reunions, because plotting adventures just became much more feasible.

Stay tuned for future announcements (muahaha), AND wish us luck!

xo!

the romantic & the wino

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  1. Forsest
    May 14, 2014 / 23:43

    Awesome news all round!!! I’m a Londoner and do still love much about the city despite living elsewhere (Budapest right now). Where are you thinking of setting up camp in the city??
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    • May 15, 2014 / 07:01

      thanks!! still all sorts of up in the air about which neighborhood… something with easy access to knightsbridge. leaning toward notting hill? I DON’T KNOW IT’S ALL VERY OVERWHELMING. but in a good way 🙂
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  2. May 15, 2014 / 13:10

    Whoa, whoa!!!! Ladies, how exciting for you! Nothing against Philly of course, but London? DANG!

    Here’s to your new adventures! *clink*

  3. Britany
    May 15, 2014 / 13:57

    Ahhhh how exciting for you both! We will most certainly have to make NYC plans before all this change goes down. And I have a feeling I’ll be dropping in on Phili along my own road trip in a few months!

  4. catherine slattery
    May 15, 2014 / 16:30

    So happy for you Carolyn and for me too! Now I can visit you while on one of my many trips to see the girlies!So so exciting! Congrats to Sean! All things come to those who wait…Love, AC xoxo

    • May 19, 2014 / 09:27

      we are soo excited and happy to be closer to family! can’t wait!! xoxo

  5. May 15, 2014 / 17:32

    I’m so excited for you both! Moving house is just the start of a grand new adventure and I can’t wait to see what you two get up to 🙂
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  6. May 15, 2014 / 22:38

    Shame you can’t bring the dog across the chunnel! I know a few years ago my bf brought his dog back to UK from Austria and they made it stay in a kennel for 6 whole months before it could go home with them! Apparently UK has strict rules.
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    • May 16, 2014 / 07:33

      i think we can, just not via eurostar! and thank GOD, they changed the quarantine rules so they no longer apply. once he’s in, he’s in 🙂
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    • May 19, 2014 / 09:28

      ill still be coming into nyc about once a week, but definitely a step in the right direction for a travel-lover that cant bear to be in one place for too long! xo

  7. May 17, 2014 / 13:05

    Great news about the move! It’s always exciting to start over in a new city. Congratulations!

  8. ciableu
    May 19, 2014 / 12:13

    Great news ladies! Livin the dreams! Good for you! Love, AP

    • May 29, 2014 / 12:42

      there will be! dont worry, we’ll tell you allllll about them! xo

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