Europe, Photography, Travel

Paris, France: I Have the PLAGUE

...it started as a sniffle. ...then it moved onto a small fever. ...then it became bronchitis. ...then I continued to finish up our 50+km ride through Costa Brava even though I should have called it quits. By the time we arrived to our cute apartment in Paris, my body was screaming for me to stop… Continue reading Paris, France: I Have the PLAGUE

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Living the Dream: Costa Brava by Hot Air Balloon

I am not a morning person. Some of you have even noticed that there is a strange lack of sunrise pictures on this blog. There is a reason. I just don't do mornings - and even then don't talk to me until after my cup of coffee. Somehow when it came to the opportunity to… Continue reading Living the Dream: Costa Brava by Hot Air Balloon

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Cava and Coves in Costa Brava

I had no clue what we had signed up for to be honest. All I know is that the trip we were taking with Visit Costa Brava had the word "cava" (Spanish champagne) in it and I was all about that. Morning crept upon us a bit early as somehow we were bitten by the… Continue reading Cava and Coves in Costa Brava

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Sittin’ Pretty in the Sidecar – Motorbiking around Barcelona Tour

There they sat in all their shiny glory - Soviet style motorbikes that made me swoon - just waiting for us to hop on for our motorbike and side car tour around Barcelona. Did I mention that I have a small obsession with everything vintage? Shaun and I have already looked into the logistics of… Continue reading Sittin’ Pretty in the Sidecar – Motorbiking around Barcelona Tour

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Weekend Review: Wimdu in Paris

We try to travel with open minds and low expectations, but that just wasn't possible for Paris. It's one of those places that we could close our eyes and imagine exactly what it would be like. Fresh baguettes from the local baker, cured meats from the neighborhood butcher, farm to market produce, every scene from… Continue reading Weekend Review: Wimdu in Paris

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Stuffing my Face at La Boqueria

If there is one thing in the world that I’m good at, it is eating. After coming back from our Latin American trip I gained like a gazillion pounds because I was back in the culinary heaven of Austin, Texas. It was in Barcelona that I fell in love with the amazingness that are local… Continue reading Stuffing my Face at La Boqueria

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Hidden Barcelona and HouseTrip

We arrived in Barcelona a bit flustered. We had been to Madrid, Spain before and honestly, we weren’t super impressed with Spain. We had come over to find out if this was the life we wanted - teaching English - and we went back home and didn’t look back. It wasn’t that it was horrible.… Continue reading Hidden Barcelona and HouseTrip

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London on the Cheap

Been there. Done that. Shaun and I don’t go to London for the main attractions any more. I mean, this was his third time and my second time visiting. You can only visit the London Eye so many times before it starts to get a bit old. Awesome? Yes. But with the money we were… Continue reading London on the Cheap

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Weekend Review: Welcome Hotel Hvammstangi

We arrived in the middle of what was a freak September snowstorm during one of the coldest falls they had on record in 100 years. You can imagine that the smile on my face when we arrived to the very clean and very warm Welcome Hotel Hvammstangi in Hvammstangi, Iceland while we were experiencing gale… Continue reading Weekend Review: Welcome Hotel Hvammstangi

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Photo Friday: Icelandic Horses

It was love at first sight. Sure they are a little stumpy and rotund but they kinda reminded me of... well.. me. You can see Icelandic horses everywhere while traversing the Ring Road however it isn't often that you see them super close to the fence. You can imagine my glee when I hopped out… Continue reading Photo Friday: Icelandic Horses

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White Knuckles and Seal Poop: The Great Snowstorm

*PING* I look down at my Facebook messages to see, "Head south. A massive snowstorm is heading your way!" I looked out the window at our place in Myvatn and wasn't convinced. Since it was our time to leave the area we packed up the car to head to northwestern Iceland - to the land… Continue reading White Knuckles and Seal Poop: The Great Snowstorm

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Lord of the Rings Inspiration in East Iceland

Did you know that the Lord of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien, was inspired by Iceland? With stories of trolls and Icelandic folk tales, Tolkien studied and translated many stories from the Old Norse during his education. He drew upon Echoes of William Morris's Icelandic Journals. With a land enveloped and steeped in magic, how… Continue reading Lord of the Rings Inspiration in East Iceland

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Take a Hike! Big Hole Hunting in Lake Myvatn, Iceland

I was determined to see everything in Lake Myvatn. There were so many hikes, it was a massive task to take on. And while we didn't get to see everything, here is a quick highlight of a few hikes you can do in a day. I call it our "Hole Hunting Hiking" because everything around… Continue reading Take a Hike! Big Hole Hunting in Lake Myvatn, Iceland

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Our Take on Things to do in Sydney, Australia

I started my small obsession with Australia really young. I kid you not, it may have been completely due to the Rescuers Down Under - but that doesn’t negate the fact that it sparked a little fire inside me that I haven’t been able to shake for almost 20 years. So I have my little… Continue reading Our Take on Things to do in Sydney, Australia

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Sulfur’s Up! Riding the Lava Wave in Iceland

You can smell it the moment you happen across the volcanic fields. It hits your nose like a punch in the face. Sulfur. Somehow I thought I would have already been used to it seeing as all the hot water in the country is heated volcanically. Sure, we may smell like it a bit but… Continue reading Sulfur’s Up! Riding the Lava Wave in Iceland