Always packed. Rarely home.

Hi, we’re Lance & Michelle + 2TravelCats, nomad couple, and international diplomats of fuzz behind Temporary Residents. We are on a mission to explore our planet by connecting with other people & inspiring others to do the same.

Lance in Hungary

Who’s Lance?

Musician / Video & Audio Engineer

I’m / I’d / I’ll …
Cajun / make the drinks / forget your name but not on purpose

I ride …
Coin-operated kiddy rides

I only dance to …
Theme song from Jeopardy

I eat …
Whatever doesn’t eat me first

I drink …
H2O with CO2

I prefer …
Playing Bass

I would bring …
Crisco to a Twister party

Let’s see … How would I describe myself? Scruffy looking nerf herder? Complicated but simple. Smart but dumb. Contradictory. I’m someone who knows no limits. I love music, nature, ice cream, cereal, and Chinese food (not necessarily in that order.)

Mimi in Paris

Who’s Michelle?

Idea Jedi / Animal Whisperer

I’m / I’d / I’ll …
Greek / not be where I am today without coffee / drink to that

I ride …
In the shopping cart

I only dance to …
Salt-N-Pepa, “Shoop”

I eat …
Macarons and anything vegetarian

I drink …
For better digestion …riggght, that’s it

I prefer …
Crunchy peanut butter over creamy

I would bring …
A hammock

I’m a self taught teacher of self teaching. Top of my class. I love music, animals, and anything that makes me laugh. I enjoy exploring the boundaries of interpretive dance, especially when it makes others uncomfortable.

Walter_Olive

Meet Walter & Olive

Box Inspectors / Sleep Experts

They / They’d / They’ll …
See dead people / rather be riding a dog sled / never do the dishes

They ride …
In Sleepypod air carriers

They only dance to …
Thrash metal and Barry Manilow

They eat …
All the time

They drink …
Schnapps, but only on the weekends

They prefer …
Yachting

They would bring …
Cat nip

We love staring contests, but if you look away, we’ll know you are weak and an attack is likely to follow. We have a secret stash of cap nip and hip-hop records that we bump when our humans are away. In our spare time we write romance novels under assumed names.

Temporary Residents Travel Blog

Meet Temporary Residents

In 2016, we escaped from our cubicles and embraced the nomad lifestyle with our 2TravelCats. We were working full-time at Disney and our small audio business on the side began to grow into something we absolutely loved to do. We realized that it was something that we could do from anywhere in the world. It was the perfect complement to support our passion for traveling.

We wanted flexibility in our schedule, we wanted to ditch the 60-minute commute, we wanted to be free — not from working in general, but from doing work that didn’t require being chained to a cubicle. Most importantly, we wanted to travel the world full-time!

How We Moved Abroad

3 Years of Non-Stop Travel

It has been over 3 years since we started this journey and we still love every minute of it. We have traveled to over 38 countries together and learned a lot along the way.

We have our systems down to a science

We book five to seven weeks in advance, select a country, and search for our next Airbnb listing. We limit our search to entire homes with a washing machine, WiFi, close proximity to city center, and pet-friendly. Some cities cost more than others, but we balance it out, while staying an average of 65 to 89 days per listing.

To avoid airport hassles, we travel on Tuesdays, and when our stay is nearly over we begin the ritual of the “pack ‘n clean.” Our goal is to always leave a place looking better than we found it. When move day comes again, we follow the words of Led Zeppelin, and “Ramble On.”