Chapped Lips and Cold Hands

Today is January 6th, 2017. Day 5 & 6 of my self-inflicted 30 days of posting in January. Now, days 5 + 6 are combined because, honest to goodness!! I wasn't able to log into my website yesterday. In fact,...

Day 4 in Zagreb, Croatia

Today is January 4th, 2017. Day 4 of my self-inflicted 31 days of posting in January. So remember how yesterday I said that we didn't do much?.. Well, today beats yesterday by a landslide. We stayed in our coz...

A Snow Day in the Balkans

Today is  January 3rd, 2017. Day 3 of my self-inflicted 31 days of posting in January. Today we slept in. It's what I like to call A Snow Day in the Balkans. I didn't even think about getting up before 10am, a...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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,...

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 rollin...

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...