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Martha Miller and her husband quit their “secure” jobs to move overseas, complete an education, experience another culture, and change the course of their lives.

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“… a delightful, witty, and intimate account of a real Italian adventure…readers will feel like they’re right there with them, enjoying the ride.”

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My husband and I are not trust-fund babies or self-made millionaires, but like many people, we dreamed of living abroad.

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From the chapter: The 21-Month Plan

My husband and I are not trust-fund babies or self-made millionaires, but like many people, we dreamed of living abroad. In August 2001, after much discussion, research, and planning (which included John’s ceiling to baseboard flowchart of To-Dos), we boarded a plane departing from Houston, Texas, en route to Rome, Italy. Checking only the allowable two bags each — one of which contained a bicycle — we began what we referred to as the “21-Month Plan.”

This unconventional adventure was not funded by a corporate overseas assignment, an inheritance or winning lottery ticket, but in lots of little money-saving ways, such as brown-bagged lunches and bypassed caffé mochas.

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