Mike with huskies near Ushuaia, Argentina

Mike with huskies near Ushuaia, Argentina
(Click on photo for more info on AboutMe.com)

I was born and raised in Seattle and lived there for 40 years. My father and grandmother were born in Yakima, the heart of apple country. My blog name, Applecore, refers to my deep roots – six generations living, growing and working in Washington. I am now retired and live in Croatia, at least for now.

My wife and I have dubbed ourselves The Six Monthers because we plan to move to a new country to live every six months.  We believe six months is a good amount of time to fully appreciate a country. I write about the uniqueness of each of our new homes abroad, and I share our stories as we go. We have lived in Panama, Mexico and Scotland.  We are planning for our next move to Spain in January, 2014.

I appreciate comments and ideas of places to see by those who have visited some of our destinations before us.  For those who wish to travel along vicariously, welcome to our journey.

I will not bore readers with any more Thank-you stories for awards or lists of a dozen things about me you did not know and probably do not care about. Nevertheless, I am grateful to fellow bloggers who have named me as worthy of recognition with the following awards.


Twice honored


Three times honored


Three times honored

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

Cruise Voyant: Cruise Finder



106 comments on “About

  1. kp Attman says:

    Wow! Six months in every place -that’s quite a challenge. I look forward to reading about your adventures!

  2. Mike, I really enjoy following you and have nominated you for a Sunshine Award. If you’re interested in accepting, pop by http://matchamochimoo.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/thanks-sunshine-award-november-2013/ for more details and follow the rules. If you don’t like it, don’t worry, just leave it, that’s fine! 🙂

  3. ivan1971 says:

    I spent 18 months living in Berlin. I can recommend it 🙂

    • Mike Lince says:

      Thank you, Ivan. We are on our way to Germany right after Spain, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Poland. 🙂 I am sure it will be even better by then! – Mike

  4. Just found this site and I am really enjoying it. Looking forward to more. Well done 🙂

  5. I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog – I can’t wait to hear more about your travels, it’s such a wonderful thing to be able to travel so much. I hope to be able to one day!

    • Mike Lince says:

      Thank you for stopping by. My wife and I are wrapping up our time in Alicante and getting ready to move down the coast about 40 miles. I will be summing up what we have discovered about the Costa Blanca very soon.

      I look forward to checking out your posts as well. You certainly have a catchy name for your blog! – Mike

  6. Must be awesome to just pick up and leave every half year or so…you must never get bored.

    • Mike Lince says:

      We did not get bored, but we did get tired…but not before we spent three years hitting four continents and over twenty countries. What we found is that most Americans do not know how spoiled they are, and in some ways, the U.S. is not the greatest country in which to live. Were it not for family, we would go back to Croatia or Chile or Argentina or …

      Thank you for your comments. – Mike

  7. inc says:

    Congrats on the many awards!

  8. Hi Mike,
    For the past couple of weeks we’ve been writing about how we’re simplifying our life – and we invited you to share your thoughts on the subject. The response was wonderful! Thanks so much.

    We loved reading your real-life experiences and have included them in our next post with a shout out to you and link to your blog. It will be published next Monday, July 29.

    Thanks again. You made our day!
    Terri & James @ gallivance.net

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