About Happynfull

Long Beach, CAIn January 2015, @limpers (Chris) and I made a conscious decision to save up enough money to travel the world for a year. It took us 18 months, but we finally did it. Along the way, Chris sold his Fullerton condo, I sold my Acura, we collectively donated or threw away over 20 large garbage bags full of miscellaneous items that didn’t spark ‘joy’ (thanks, KonMari!).  To top that, we made a couple of new friends who bought our electronics and furniture via Craigslist! 🙂

Don’t get me wrong; it wasn’t that California living with a stable, cushion, six-figure income job was horrible by any means. We enjoyed our routine, our human friends and furry friend, and the amazing food and weather. Simply put, we were comfortable.

….and that was the problem. 

Life became too predictable. If we didn’t quit our jobs, I could tell you exactly what Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (a year from writing this) would look like:

600am: hit snooze, probably stayed out too late for fireworks on July 4th
615am: wake up & get ready for work
700am: walk my cute furball @oclhasa
715am: sit in a car
800am: arrive at work, sit at a desk
1200pm: lunch with coworkers
100pm: sit at a desk
600pm: sit in a car
700pm: eat dinner
730pm: introverted activities (i.e. – netflix, read, write)
1000pm: sleep & repeat

Tantalizing, huh?

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We’ve decided that while we are baby-free, debt-free, and ailment-free, we would take advantage of this  opportunity and trade the cube life for the #digitalnomad life.

Where are we headed? Well, that my friend, you will have to find out by checking up on this blog (because even we don’t know yet!). 🙂 Our pages are blank as we experience true carpe diem.

/kärpā ˈdēˌem/ exclamation: used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.

Follow us on our journey as we share travel tips, advice, photos, and stories in what we call our adventure year.

Cheers to a colorful life,


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  1. Arthur Falcone October 19, 2014 - 12:17 am Reply

    It’s difficult to find educated people for this topic,
    but you seem like yoou know what you’re talking about!

  2. LFFL December 8, 2014 - 9:22 pm Reply

    Cute blog, girl.

    • happynfull January 19, 2015 - 8:33 am Reply

      Thanks, girl. 🙂 i enjoyed reading your blog also. Keep it up and happy blogging!

  3. cate b December 9, 2014 - 7:54 am Reply

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Wishing you well in your blogging journey.

  4. Liz December 9, 2014 - 7:15 pm Reply

    Love what you’ve done here–absolutely agree that people should write what interests them most. And you’ve found a great theme with which to tie your interests together. Nicely done 🙂

  5. Dennis Wagoner December 15, 2014 - 5:34 pm Reply

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come back anytime! My blog is very much like yours – I can really relate to your categories. Hope you can keep this one going – I am going to follow it so I can keep up on your work.

    Thanks again. Have a great week!

    • Talmage January 7, 2015 - 12:44 pm Reply

      Great blog! You have much to share.

      I used to stick to one topic and never follow other’s blogs because I didn’t want to “play the game,” but after a year or two of almost no readers, I started reading and following other people’s blogs and writing off topic and suddenly I had a few thousand followers.

      I also think it helps to have the usual black strip on top (wordpress.com) with the “follow” button. I’m no expert, though, so take all this with a grain of salt.

      And keep writing. You’re excellent! 🙂

      • happynfull January 19, 2015 - 8:27 am Reply

        Thank you so much Talmage! Your words of encouragement and your advice are well received. That is excellent you have over a thousand followers — it makes sense — youre a great writer. 🙂 ill follow you and hope to keep in touch! Happy blogging!

    • happynfull January 19, 2015 - 8:31 am Reply

      Thanks Dennis, for both the follow and the words of encouragement!! I will follow you too as its always great to read similar topics. Hope we can learn a thing or two from one another. Happy blogging!!

  6. Kaarina Brooks/aka Karen Rossi January 9, 2015 - 7:04 am Reply

    You sound like a very together young lady!
    Good work.Keep it up!!

    • happynfull January 10, 2015 - 12:42 pm Reply

      Aw thank you Kaarina for the kind words. 🙂 thank you for stopping by.

    • happynfull January 19, 2015 - 8:21 am Reply

      Thanks for the words of encouragement Kaarina 🙂 same goes to you!! ✌️

  7. Sharon January 18, 2015 - 11:49 pm Reply

    Hello! <3 I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster award because you're really a darling <3 have a great day 🙂

    • happynfull January 19, 2015 - 8:20 am Reply

      Hi Sharon! Thank you for stopping by and nominating me for an award! That is too kind. 🙂 you just made my day.

  8. Kaarina Brooks/aka Karen Rossi January 19, 2015 - 8:10 am Reply

    It’s an honour to be nominasted for the Liebster Award! ☺
    Good luck with this blog!

  9. Kirsty Leanne January 19, 2015 - 11:47 am Reply

    Thank you for the comment on my post! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I see you are from OC, CA! I lived there for 4 months, best experience ever !!

  10. Virginia February 16, 2015 - 12:09 pm Reply

    Emily, loving your blog! So many helpful tips around here. Will definitely be trying some of these recipes too 😉

    Looking forward to more of your posts!

  11. ApersonAworld July 9, 2015 - 2:55 am Reply

    Hey there,

    Your pic doesn’t suggest you have an obsession with matters of the belly :). I must say you are one lucky girl who can enjoy best of both the worlds – Good Looks and Good Food. Cheers to that.

    Thanks for the like. You seem like a real cool person. Enjoy yourself and hope to keep crossing paths online with you….:)

    • happynfull July 9, 2015 - 2:37 pm Reply

      I think I’m blessed with high metabolism in my 20’s. I hope it lasts forever!!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet note!

  12. Bespoke Traveler August 3, 2015 - 2:11 pm Reply

    Good luck with your blog and thank you so much for visiting us!

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