It is weird to think that we left on our life changing trip 627 days ago. We are quickly approaching 2 years of a cubicle free life and I couldn't be happier. Our year in review is INTENSE. 2012 has been crazy for us as we globetrotted at a breakneck speed. If you would have… Continue reading 2012: Our Year in Review
It is amazing how your travels can change once your mindset changes about your travels. For us, this European trip had been mainly business - something that was new and completely different for us. But Amsterdam? It had been on my vacation bucket list for quite some time and we were going to treat it… Continue reading A Little RnR in Amsterdam
Standin' on your mama's porch You told me that you'd wait forever Oh and when you held my hand I knew that it was now or never Those were the best days of my life Back in the summer of '69 The drunken frat boys wailed across the stage at a karaoke bar to a… Continue reading Belated 30 in Florence, Italy
*CRUNCH CRUNCH* I awkwardly make my way across the ice. There is a reason that I never made it as a professional ballerina. Besides the fact that I would have despised the tutu, I just can’t hack it in the grace department. Regardless - I had made it to our first glacier. What was supposed… Continue reading The World’s Largest Snowcone: The Matanuska Glacier
Don't say I didn't give you enough time to plan. T-Minus 34 days until I hit the big 3-0 and I'm inviting YOU to my birthday party at Oktoberfest. Join us for a few days of beerful events. To be honest, I'm hoping to consume enough to forget that my birthday even really happened and… Continue reading You’re Invited to My Oktoberfest Birthday!
As we sit here waiting for our friend to pick us up and take us to the airport, I can't help but focus on that sickly feeling of bundled nerves in my stomach. The butterflies have turned into a mass of locusts and I can't believe we're about to head out on another big trip.… Continue reading The New NEW Packing List
This is what happens when you make 2 travelers stationary for a while - you make them flee ASAP. *humming* "On the road again..." And by that, we're doing a road trip folks! And by "we" I mean mainly me.. oh and Diana from D Travels 'Round. Yes. It is going to be amazingly awesome.… Continue reading On the Road Again…
Imagine this: Calm, serene... life is going at the pace it should. At YOUR pace. Then imagine this: You have been off the speed train of "obligations" and "commitments" for so long and everyone expects you to run full speed in the States like you never left. Welcome to your homecoming. Oh, and then trying… Continue reading Unwelcome Homecoming!
I can’t believe a year passed that quickly. It seems like only yesterday that we were nervously boarding our flight to Puerto Vallarta. Were we making the right decision? Apparently so! And yet 18 hours after we left Buenos Aires we found ourselves in the scorching, dry, heat of Phoenix, Arizona. This is, of course,… Continue reading Our Hermitage in Phoenix, Arizona
Man cannot live on bread alone. -Jesus Man cannot live on meat alone. -No one, ever In Argentina, it was my goal to prove that second statement has never been said because it simply isn’t true. Food in Argentina spoiled us. Our first meat-filled engagement took place at La Monumental in Salta and like every… Continue reading Food Porn: Losing Our Argentine Steak Virginity
As I write this post we are currently 3 days out of our flight home. As you read this, we fly out TONIGHT. We are homeward bound. No, we are not going to stop traveling. Yes, we still have a LOT of content from our last days in Argentina. I thought I would write something… Continue reading Homeward Bound
And we're a bit busy having fun enjoying every last moment here in Buenos Aires as our flight home date approaches. Sorry - no post today! But to make up for it, here is Oolong the Rabbit with cookies on his head.
Besides Machu Picchu, the Amazon has held my heart and my imagination for I can't even tell you how long. Since I was a kid I would dream about the mysteries and unknowns that can be found in this mystical, undiscovered place. You really don't know what to expect. So little can be found in… Continue reading Into the Unknown: The Bolivian Amazon
This definitely isn't one of those posts that will tell you how La Paz changed my life, or how you must visit it, or how it was the bane of my existence. This is just one of those posts that gives you a few pointers on what to do if you happen to find yourself… Continue reading La Paz, Bolivia in a Nutshell
Long term traveling can be really hard on a relationship. Even after 8 years of marriage and 13 years together, occasionally Shaun and I want to kill each other. So as Valentines approached, we made sure to make a day of it. Romance was going to be our forte. I used to be against it… Continue reading Romance and Llama Salami in La Paz, Bolivia