About Us

At Mirror Lake - Yosemite National Park
At Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park

Hi there! I’m Anne Moss, the owner of Trip Memos. Together with my husband and our two boys, we like to travel the world. We still have a life here back home though!

Do you fantasize about becoming a digital nomad?

Would you like to just leave everything behind and go into the wonderful great unknown?

Can you do that, though?

No? That’s what I thought. Neither can we. We’re in our forties. We have a family. We have commitments to keep. “Leaving everything behind” won’t work for us, just like it doesn’t work for 99% of people our age. Or more likely, 99.99%.

The good news is that we still travel A LOT and we believe you can too!

TripMemos.com is all about inspiring you to take a fresh look at the world around you, leave your comfort zone and experience your life to the full by traveling!

Without losing track of the grand scheme of life though. Realistic traveling within a realistic frame.

How do we do that?

It’s all about priorities. We decided that creating memories is a priority for us as a family. That’s why and how we’ve managed to spend a total of more than a year and a half traveling outside the borders of our small country (Israel, as it happens).  Here’s the list –

2009 – 1 week in England + 3 weeks in the US

Sequoia & Kings National Park, April 2009

2011 – 5.5 months in the US and Canada

Hiking Athabasca Glacier, Canada, July 2011

Hiking Athabasca Glacier, Canada, July 2011

2013 – 4.5 months in the US & 10 days in England

England, May 2013

England, May 2013

2015 – 2 months in the US & 4 days in Rome

Bryce Canyon National Park, September 2015
Bryce Canyon National Park, September 2015

2016 – 6 days in the French Alps


2017 – Europe Trips  to Paris and Berlin

We took a trip to Europe in the spring, including –

4 days in Paris
Our Trip to Paris

4 days in Berlin
Berlin trip

2017 2.5 months Grand Road Trip to Alaska!

Alaska road trip

I’m gradually adding our Alaska trip reports to this blog. You can take a peek at the Visiting Fairbanks, Alaska post or read our Our Denali Trip Report. Or see all of my Alaska posts here.

Why this blog?

Seeing the world through another person’s eyes can be nothing short of inspirational.

When travel is concerned it’s not just a question of perspective. When I read someone’s description of a new place I’ve never been to, I almost always get the urge to go there and see it for myself. It is literally motivational that way. It makes you “move” towards a place in what can end up to be a very “real” endeavor.

What made me launch Trip Memos? I was going through several lists of “Top Travel Blogs” and noticed that many of them were written by digital nomads. These – often young – travelers move around the globe, from one country to another, taking on temporary jobs or working online, living the moment and enjoying their discoveries.

Tempting as it may be (and it is!) there is no way we could do this ourselves.

The bottom line is, taking off for long-term travel is not feasible. Yet. My plan is to take on at least a semi-nomadic lifestyle once the kids leave home and my better half retires. That should hopefully be in about a decade and not longer. Once that happens, all bets are off and that nomadic-lifestyle may become a reality for us as well, at least for a few years.

Until then, our motto is:

Have Life – Will Travel!

We refuse to let life ground us as we patiently await retirement and vow to do all we can to travel abroad as often as possible. Ideally, I want to keep spending an average of two months of each year traveling. We believe this is a goal we can manage with our current lifestyle choices.

I hope you join us on our journey and be inspired to do the same!

I’d love to get to know the readers of this blog, so please leave me a message here and tell me about your own travel adventures, past, present, and future!

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  1. Loved what I have read so far on your blogs. A group of us will be in Isreal in October and this will be my first trip that is a tour. We, my husband and I have always travelled like backpackers with little reservations ahead but as we got older having some agenda made my husband more comfortable. I am looking forward to my trip but my husband will not be joining us. I have travelled almost all over the world and have dived in many places and did consider going to Elat to dive but would have been on my own. Oh well, maybe next time. Have you ever considered the West coast of Canada and maybe America. It is really great.


    1. Hi Pat,
      I’m sure you’ll have a terrific time in Israel – even without diving in Eilat. Sorry to hear your husband won’t be coming along with you though.

      As for ourselves, we’ve traveled extensively in Western Canada and the US. Including a long drive to Alaska and back! We love traveling in North America. What a beautiful country and great people!


  2. Awesome start to this blog! I think everyone should take at least one trip to some place new a year. Its great to experience different cultures and see new things! Enjoy it while you can!


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