Category Archives: Photo Blog

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 the Barcelona Metro. It was, by far, the easiest subway […]

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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 of the world, it’s safe to say we were probably […]

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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 as we exited Centraal Station, we were in the heart […]

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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 time, we decided to sightsee within the Ringstraße, the main […]

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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 all across the city. It’s hard to describe—I’ll just call […]

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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 along on as a kid. (Shout-out to grandma and grandpa […]

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Party, Pups, and Pool Time

We’re obviously bad bloggers. But since we’re far from a lot of family and friends, we know this is still a great place to share. And I keep telling myself that we’ll get really good at consistent sharing one day—ya know, when life slows down. Ha! But since we’re kicking […]

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Bo-Bear the Morkie

“Today, Nick and I lost our best friend. It seems unfair that on the first day of the year, a day to reset, a day given to all of us to mark new beginnings, we would have to mourn the loss of our sweet puppy. But knowing that everything happens […]

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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 Diego. Neither of us had ever been to San Diego […]

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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 living in and Seattle has always been on that list. […]

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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 include the ruins of Troy (there’s not much, folks…and the […]

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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 only landlocked regions of Turkey. The lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia […]

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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 sandwiched our Turkey trip. (The worst pun…forgive me?!) The first […]

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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 Air Force vet and has worked for the Federal Aviation […]

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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. When we decided it was time to get these photos […]

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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 friends of ours had gone over the last few years […]

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