Jeff and I recently crossed the 6-month mark on our 12-month trip. I’m writing a report on the first half of our trip, but until then I wanted to share my favorite pictures (many of which appear in earlier blog posts) from each country we’ve visited. Oddly enough, neither one of us is in them. Not sure […]

Lisbon may be Europe’s least visited, most underrated capital, but once you get there it’s hard to imagine ever leaving. With its vibrant street art, porcelain-adorned buildings, and picture-worthy vantage points around every corner, the city feels like an open-air museum. Visitors can find cheap food and even cheaper wine while enjoying stunning views of red-tile rooftops […]

When Jeff and I visited Florence in mid-September for a week, we chose to rent an apartment through AirBnB. However, unlike some of the apartments we’ve rented, this was was a little different. It was, just like Florence, stunning. The front door of the apartment opened into a large room with an open air kitchen and a […]

Drink like a local.  Jeff celebrated our first morning in Italy with his first cup of espresso ever in life. Take bad selfies. I don’t think the gladiators made duck lips at the Coliseum. Hug 2,000-year-old stone. Apparently, it takes four people holding hands to reach around the columns at The Pantheon. Go to the […]

I’ve got a secret. One that I haven’t even told Jeff. I think he probably suspects something, but can’t find any proof. Until now, I haven’t been able to come clean. I’ve been bursting at the seams (or more like pants) to confess, so here it is – I’ve spent a good amount of money […]

Back by not-so-popular demand, my second 72-hour city installment. Otherwise known as, an hour-by-hour recap of what Jeff and I did in Berlin over two weeks, condensed into three days. There’s Germany. And then there’s Berlin. Situated in the northeast corner of Germany, Berlin feels like more its own sovereign nation than part of Deutschland. […]

In 2005 and 2006, Jeff and I rode the Seattle to Portland (STP), a 200+ mile bike ride from Puget Sound to Oregon over two days. The ride itself was great – 10,000 bicycles on open streets through some of Washington’s most scenic and not-so-scenic terrain. The training, however, sucked. I hated spending three nights a week […]