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.
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)
First stop: Iceland. We had been looking forward to seeing more of this island state ever since a short layover on our way home from Paris a few years ago. Icelandair allows stopovers in Iceland en route to any of their European destinations from the US for no extra charge, so we decided to take … More It’s pronounced EY-uh-fyat-luh-YOE-kootl
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
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
Being avid hikers, we always appreciate good info when prepping for a day on the trail (we use The Washington Trails Association Site religiously in Washington). We learned a lot from our recent hike up Half Dome, so we figured we’d pay it forward. Let us know if you have any additional tips in the … More Six Tips: Half Dome
So, you’re considering climbing to the top of Half Dome? Here’s the gear that worked for us on our hike, and hopefully it works for you, too! The Backpack You’ll need something to carry all of your gear, so find a good one! The options are endless so we won’t dive too deep, but you’ll … More Half Dome Hike Packing List