Vagablog: Dropping out and seeing the world with Meredith Bragg

Meredith and Cindy BraggMeredith and Cindy met in the cafeteria of Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va. In 2002, after dating for seven years, they were married. During their engagement they managed to convince a bank to loan them enough money to purchase half a house in Rosemont, Alexandria. For the next three years they happily inhabited their duplex with their two cats and a string of chronically ill goldfish.

As the 10-year anniversary of their relationship approached, the two began looking for an appropriate way to commemorate the occasion.

A plan was hatched to rent the duplex for a few months, take sabbatical and drive across the country for three months, but this dream quickly faded. There was no way the two would be able to charge enough to cover the mortgage. Cindy jokingly suggested selling the house, leaving their jobs and traveling for a year on the profits. Twelve hours later a real estate broker was contacted, Cindy left her job as an assistant production editor at a bio-medical journal and Meredith left his position as a producer for the Live Online section of washingtonpost.com.

They plan to deal with the consequences of their actions when they get back. For now, they are going to enjoy themselves.


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Join our couple as they drop down through the southern states on the second leg of their year-long travel sabbatical.
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From D.C. to B.C. in Canada, the Braggs roll out to discover North America in their first journey.
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