Packing for a long-term trip is a whole different animal than getting ready for a one-week vacation. When you’re traveling months on end, everything in your backpack has to earn its keep. I can tell you from personal experience, the lighter your pack, the better.Read More
Whenever I talk about Santorini, I usually start by making a loud and slightly awkward sighing noise. To everyone who has asked me about the island and received this reaction, I sincerely apologize - it's just that our time on this volcano in the Aegean Sea was absolute perfection. Oh yes, I'm talking about salty skin, ocean views, and lazy mornings. (That's your definition of perfection too, right?)Read More
Over the last four months, my backpack and I have become pretty close. Together we’ve been crammed into small spaces, slathered in sweat, and traveled up mountains, down dark streets, over oceans, and across countries. I mean, just look at how cute she and I are together…Read More
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here - a video recap of our trip through Iceland!Read More
Did you know that Innsbruck is the capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol?
We were just pulling into Innsbruck and I was on the web, learning a little bit about the city like we always do when heading into a new town. I paused while Google Maps instructed Chris on where to go, then continued to read out loud.Read More
Today we traveled from Budapest to Vienna.
Our morning began by the oh-so-exciting chore of packing up our backpacks. It’s been five days in the same apartment and we’ve forgotten how to be organized so our stuff is spread out all over the place. Checkout from our Airbnb is at 10:00am and we want to run out for breakfast first.Read More
Norway offers endless opportunities for drenching yourself in fresh mountain air and epic Scandanavian scenery, but three hikes in particular stand out from the rest: Preikestolen, Besseggen Ridge, and Trolltunga. These trails are easily accessible and offer everything an adventurer could hope for, including challenging terrain, unique landscapes, and views that are on a whole new level of unreal.Read More
On August 1st, Chris and I jumped on a redeye flight to Iceland – the first international destination of our big adventure. We flew into the Keflavik airport, picked up our rental car, and set off on our camping road trip around the ring road. Iceland has been on our bucket list for a handful of years, so I knew heading into this country that we were in store for some spectacular scenery.Read More
It’s already been three weeks since we flew away from Hawaii and left the life we know and love. We have fully transitioned into the world of limbo—no home, no full-time jobs, and no definite plans for the future. It's definitely a bit overwhelming, but most mornings I wake up feeling completely invigorated and ready to be inspired by a new day.Read More
Back in April of 2015, Chris and I had the opportunity to spend 11 days exploring the south island of New Zealand. I was completely amazed by the beauty of the country - it's honestly one of the most stunning places I've ever been to. I mean, come on - those mountains!Read More