Category Archives: Our travels

EuroTour: Paris

If you never go to Paris, can you know what love is—or whether or not French stereotypes are real?! Ha! I’m kidding, but it does feel pretty easy to get swept up in the romance of this city, and in […]

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EuroTour: Barcelona

Our last stop on our 2015 EuroTour was Barcelona. Complete with glistening beaches, incredible tapas and sangria, it was a perfect way to top off the trip. We arrived via high-speed train from Paris (thank goodness), and immediately hunted down […]

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EuroTour: Venice

Venice, the picturesque city of love and mystery, is becoming sort of a relic. I didn’t want it to be true, but on my second visit, it was pretty hard not to notice. We enjoyed the sleepy, almost dream-like atmosphere, […]

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EuroTour: Rome

It’s never a good sign when you start a trip with a canceled flight. But that’s just how our 2015 Eurotour started. (Air traffic control issues delayed hundreds of flights and cancelled many international flights.) When we received the flight […]

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EuroTour: Florence

I’m pretty sure all we did in Florence was eat gelato, admire art, and snap photos of the cute pups! Or at least that’s what this blog post showcases. I could try to prove otherwise, but the photos are going […]

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EuroTour: Cinque Terre

Pastels, sailboats, olive trees, sunbathers, clothes drying, boulders and pebbles, lazy cats, lots and lots of fresh and fried seafood—this is Cinque Terre. I loved visiting Cinque Terre during my trip in college and couldn’t wait to go back with […]

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EuroTour: Berlin

On the heels of the welcoming comfort and familiarity we experienced in Vienna, we were on a bit of an uptick in our Eurotour journey when we arrived in Berlin. Since ancestral roots run deep for us in this part […]

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EuroTour: Amsterdam

Amsterdam was the eighth city on our Eurotour last year. (I know, we have a lot of catching up to do, and yes, we’re sharing out of order!) We arrived in the afternoon via train from Berlin, and as soon […]

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EuroTour: Vienna

One of our shortest EuroTour stops was in Vienna. We arrived from Venice late in the evening after a long train ride. The long travel day left us just one full day to explore the quaint Austrian city. Short on […]

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EuroTour: Prague

Prague is ridiculously picturesque. When you stroll down Wenceslas Square, which is named after—you guessed it—St. Wenceslas, the layers of history and culture are on full display. And that’s just on the primary pedestrian thoroughfare. There’s also an amazing patina […]

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EuroTour 2015

Nick and I suffer from wanderlust. Thank goodness it’s a condition we’re both stricken with or we’d be in trouble. I attribute some of my travel addiction to the trips all the wonderful adults in my life let me tag […]

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San Diego Weekend

It’s always good to treat yourself to a bit of sunshine and salt water right before the winter months. That’s just what we did last November, tacking a weekend vacation onto a volunteer meeting Nick was part of in San […]

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Pacific Northwest

I’ve wanted to visit Seattle for as long as I can remember. I’m sure most people with a big city obsession have Seattle on their list of must-sees. Nick and I also talk about the cities we could see ourselves […]

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Exploring the Country (Turkey Part III)

Over the course of two weeks in Turkey we toured and visited sites in Istanbul, Troy, Canakkale, Pergamum, Izmir, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, Cappadocia, and Ankara. It was a busy trip. The highlights from this sampling from around the country […]

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Cappadocia (Turkey Part II)

Part two of our Turkey chronicles showcases one of our favorite portions of the trip – Cappadocia. To understand this post, you need the historical and geographic run down: The Cappadocia region is part of Central Anatolia, one of the […]

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Istanbul (Turkey Part I)

I’ve never seen anything like Istanbul. Scratch that – I’ve never experienced anything like Istanbul. I know that I can’t do this city justice in this blog post. I’ve been avoiding writing this post because of that very fact. Istanbul […]

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Türkiye Arrival

Nick and I love aviation. We go to airshows, know what types of commercial planes airlines fly, and frequent a local DC park that’s top-notch for plane spotting. I have my dad to blame for my love of aviation; he is an […]

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Eastern State Penitentiary

I was in Philadelphia for the first time for work to attend Greenbuild with my coworkers. It was a great conference – I got to hear Hillary Clinton speak and jam to Bon Jovi live. Once work was complete, Nick […]

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The Oregon Coast

This post title is the most bold-faced lie we could tell. The thing is, all these photos are from a trip to Portland…where we visited the Columbia River Gorge, and Mt. Hood, AND the Oregon coast. Whew. I feel better. […]

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Our Costa Rican Honeymoon

For our honeymoon, Nick and I wanted to do something different…but it was pretty clear that Bora Bora was out of the question. I’m sure Nick came up with the Costa Rica idea, and I was happy to oblige. Some […]

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