Back in the Saddle Have you missed us? We’re back. We sure missed you. And we missed the road. This time around we are visiting the land of fire and ice. But it wasn’t Game of Thrones that inspired this trip; rather, we were first inspired to visit […]
Due to a passport snafu, we are delaying our trip to Southeast Asia until January, 2015…but we are filling the rest of 2014 with a good ole fashioned American Road Trip!
If there is one thing that the last 6 months have taught me…it’s how to roll with the punches. If there is one thing that the last 2 weeks is taught me…it’s ALWAYS USE FEDEX.
T minus 3 days until we leave for Costa Rica and Peru. It’s time to pack!
Our month-long layover in Nashville is coming to an end; we head to Costa Rica in 5 days! As our days in Europe wound down, we talked a lot about what it would feel like to be back home, and we made lists of what we were looking forward […]
This post is entirely about the contents of our backpacks. If you are planning a long-term trip to Europe, it might be useful…or, if you just enjoying reading about my clothes, you have come to the right place.
These are Merrell Continuum boots. They have Vibram soles and some type of wicking material as part of their upper surface. They are warm in the winter and comfortable in warm weather. They have kept my feet comfortable and dry for two weeks of “mixed” weather in England […]
By this time tomorrow, John and I will be on a plane headed for Manchester. We arrive at 7:50am, local time, and my lovely sister and her husband will have driven 2 hours to pick our tired asses up from the airport. It’s been a hectic last week. […]
Next Friday, John and I will be boarding a plane to Europe, where we will stay for three months. Even as I type this, it still doesn’t seem quite real. For every task left to be done, there’s 3 that we have accomplished already…which is a good ratio […]
Even though we are getting on a plane to go to Europe in 11 days (holycrapicantbeleiveit) we have to look a little bit ahead to reserve some of the key activities we will be doing in Costa Rica in August. These specific places book up very far in […]
As the trip approaches, leaving the kids for an extended period of time is really taking it’s toll on us. They are getting a lot more hugs and smooches than usual, and that is saying something. A couple of years ago, at a super nerdy craft night, my […]
Today we went to REI, a.k.a.the Restoration Hardware of adventure travel stores, to stock up on gear. Absurdly expensive, but we did manage to find some bargains. Bonus Points awarded for not spending all of the money in our bank accounts, so that’s a win. Observations and questions: […]