My Homes…On the Road

My Homes…On the Road

Smith Schwartz
May 8, 2012

I've been traveling full-time for almost six months, which means I've been living and working in all kinds of places. Here are are few of my favorites spots I've had the opportunity to call home for a short time.

This was one of our first homes on the road in the trendy Palermo Viejo neighborhood in Buenos Aires. You'll notice my husband working away in the corner. We loved this open floor plan and the spacious balcony and having our own Argentine parrilla (outdoor grill). This place was bright, modern and spacious, and a great place to call home for a while.

Next, we moved to Panama for a few weeks. We stayed with a good friend who lives there, in the house pictured above. I was completely blown away by how much parts of Panama City look like 1950's suburbia plopped in the middle of the jungle. I suppose it makes sense considering the Canal Zone was controlled by the U.S. for nearly 100 years. Perhaps it was because of the U.S. influence that even though we were still abroad, Panama felt a little more like home to us.

After Panama, we had a short trip north to Costa Rica. We lived in this little pink house near the Pacific Ocean and I could not get John Cougar Mellencamp out of my brain the entire time we lived there. Not only was the exterior pink, the interior walls, sheets, towels, tile and sofas were pink. Luckily, the untamed nature in Costa Rica has much more to offer, so I spent most of my time outdoors, hunting down a wifi signal near the ocean breeze.

This last shot is of my little brother's house in Kentucky. Luckily, this has been somewhat of a home base for us during our travels, and I'm excited to return there in a few short days for a little down time. Not only is the historic home amazingly beautiful and comfortable, we are lucky enough to share it with our favorite chocolate lab, Roscoe.

(Images: Smith Schwartz)

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