Category: Europe

Trains, Buses, and Eastern Europe

Today is January 2nd, 2017. Day 2 of my self-inflicted 31 days of posting in January. Penelope and I left Florence, Italy this morning around 8:30 am for 12 hours of train and bus travel, arriving this evening to our new ‘home’ for the next month and a half– Croatia (and Bosnia + Herzegovina).  Eastern […]

Sweatpants, Prague, and 2017

Today is January 1st, 2017… 2017! The first day of the New Year! And after a most tragic and heartbreaking 365 days of artistic losses and wars and elections. By god, 2017, you don’t get to just breeze in and be the new kid– you gotta hit the ground running, just like the rest of […]

Flash: 35 and Alive in Florence

So 35 happened. It came and went and I feel ok about it. It happened in Florence, Italy, with a 9 year old as my companion. Upon waking up, I assembled my excitement for the day– 35 in Italy! Woohoo!! But in all honesty, I oscillated between a healthy dose of birthday merriment and melancholy. […]

Flash: On Barcelona

We spent 10 days in the capital of Catalonia and we were keen on learning more about the city’s distinct history, culture, and food scene… which we did–in large quantities! From historic walking tours in the Gothic Quarter, to overdosing on Gaudí architecture, to a 5 night run of eating at every sushi and noodle […]

Travel and Volunteering: Month 3 Round Up

On November 3rd 2016 we celebrated our third month on the road! We are both alive and well, so let’s take a quick look at our Travel and Volunteering: Month 3 Round Up! …Three months of travel have passed, and occasionally I feel like it has been three life times. On days like today– sitting […]

Flash Memoir: Conversations with Rocks

There is a desired solitude one can find up on the mountain side. A place for contemplation, reflection, and… “OH, COME ON!  YOU. ASS. HOLE!” Thud… Thud… Thud.  The rock eventually stopped rolling down the side of the mountain when it found its way to the bottom of a giant, wide ditch, an unfinished or […]

Flash Memoir: Enough is Enough

This is the first post for Flash Memoir & Flash Fiction, short stories that will be featured on the blog showcasing the power of storytelling. Stay tuned for guest post opportunities, slightly inappropriate themes, and getting turned on by words!   “He hit me in the face… and he broke my nose. That didn’t hurt […]

How to Afford (and Survive) London with a kid

How to Afford (and Survive) London with a Kid: We arrived to London by train on a Friday morning and so began our weekend adventure in one of the most expensive cities in the world. We are slow traveling and volunteering with Workaway during this year abroad, however, as we navigate our world tour, the […]

It’s ok to feel like crap even when things are awesome

Some deep AF thoughts The Japanese word Komorebi refers to ‘the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees’. How great is that?! There are loads of other words like this that don’t exist in the English language; words that give meaning to something meaningful–something that is prevalent and exists for many people, so much so […]

The Inglorious Return to Blogging

Hello. Yikes. A lot of time sure has passed since I last sent word or update regarding our year of travel. Fear not, below is all you have been patiently waiting for… my return to blogging! We began this journey– this year of travel, almost 2 months ago. We find ourselves currently in a rural […]