Brandon and I are in the midst of a travel lull at the moment. We began this adventure without a detailed plan of where to go and when, opting instead for the relative freedom of booking travel on short notice and moving along at our own pace. Since Romania, we’ve moved quite a bit: In … More A Welcome Mooring
Traveling southeast from Budapest on the train to Transylvania, we weren’t sure what to expect. We chose to visit Romania, because it seemed to have everything we were looking for in our next destination: incredible mountains, friendly people, and places that are a little more off the beaten path. Our intel was solely based on … More Romania: Compelling and rich. Delicious, but filling.
We’ve been in Romania for over a week now, so I figured it’s about time for a post about our transition from Scandinavia to Central Europe. After Stockholm, we spent three days in Copenhagen (København to the Danes) before jetting southeast to Budapest, which served as a bridge to traipsing about Transylvania. One of the best … More Gettin’ Hygge with It
Hello from Copenhagen! Given that we only have a few days left in Scandinavia, I figured I’d write about the Norwegian leg of our journey before it’s a wonderful but distant memory. Writing about our travels starts to feel like a burden when the days since our last post start to pile up, so I’m … More Scrambling Up Mountains (and Eggs)
Iceland is by far the most expensive country Brandon and I have ever visited. Everything costs way more than what you’d expect to pay in the US: groceries, dining out, admission tickets, you name it. We’ve heard a variety of explanations for why things cost so darn much, and they boiled down to three main … More Six Tips: Budget Travel in Iceland
It’s been about a month since our last post, which is a lot longer absence than we’d intended! I’ve learned that blog posts are a bit like book reports. The longer you wait to write them, the harder it is to remember key details about the story. I don’t want these posts to feel like … More Yeah, But It’s a Dry Heat
On Monday, we loaded up the car again (minus our trusty rooftop carrier and several hundred pounds of stuff) and left San Jose for our next stop: Yosemite National Park. Brandon grew up going to Yosemite, but I had never been. He was probably as excited to show it to me as I was to … More Winning the lottery
We made it out of our apartment in Seattle and down to sunny (and HOT) California! Everything we own save for a thing or two fit into Black Butte the Allroad, and we made it within 15 pounds of her maximum load limit. Given that, the drive was a bit anxiety-inducing as we worried about … More On the road