As they pondered retirement, cardiologist Isadore (Izzy) Unger and his wife Johanna thought they would just put a toe in the water and explore locum tenens. Eight weeks later they were on a flight to New Zealand for a year-long assignment and the adventure of a lifetime. Johanna captures the whirlwind of decisions and activities required to make it happen in a recent article in Locum Life, a magazine dedicated to locum tenens physicians. She also provides a great summary of the roles she plays to make their locum lifestyle rewarding, including communications consultant, wine sommelier, social director, blogger, physical fitness director, chief financial officer, and more. A quick, information-packed read.