Hi, weโ€™re Jeremy & Kate!

We are full-time travelers dedicated to following our passions to wherever sounds funky or fun, dazzling or delicious, wild or whimsical, ridiculous or romantic.

Our lives havenโ€™t always looked like this, though: in our decade together, we collected a couple of degrees, logged too many hours in office jobs, bought a house, sold a house, and much more before eventually making our way from having never left the USA to being full-time travelers.

More than two years after leaving on that first one-way ticket, weโ€™re still all about working together to explore this incredibly beautiful world that we are lucky enough to live in.

Weโ€™re particularly crazy about colorful cities, majestic mountains, beautiful beaches, delicious delicacies, and each other.

Join us as we continue to live out our escape clause from the predictable life that we once laid out for ourselves, wherever the wind takes us.

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  • Hello, Kadikoy! .

This bright, colorful, whimsical neighborhood on the Asian side of the Bosphorus Strait was described to us as "the Brooklyn of Istanbul", and we had a blast eating our way through it with @istanbulonfood .

The food scene is diverse and delicious, pulling influences from so many of the communities who have touched this piece of Earth over the centuries, from the Greeks to the Armenians to the Kurds to, of course, the Turks .

You should come for the food alone, but also, to get here from the more-visited European side of Istanbul, you can take a 15-minute ferry (or metro ride) that deposits you almost effortlessly into another continent, no passport stamp required--and how often can you do that? .
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  • One of my favorite sayings goes something like, "People from the USA think 100 years is old, and people from Europe think 100 miles is far" .

It's definitely true--growing up in the USA, we think nothing of a 6-hour drive for a quick weekend trip and still marvel at regularly eating/hanging out/doing business in centuries old buildings all over Europe .

Istanbul takes it to another level, though--not only is it on two separate continents, instead of saying "oh hey, here's this 800 year old church that's still performing services", it says "oh hey, here's the remains of a 2,000 year old structure that was used by some empires (plural)" .

In Istanbul, it's very easy to feel the length of history .
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  • Hello, Istanbul! .

When we started 2018, we had no idea we'd end up spending nearly 2 solid months in this city--but we can't say we're really complaining about how it has shaken out, either .

We're here for the next five weeks for a combination of fun quests (like finding the best breakfast in Istanbul--recommendations welcome) and boring errands (like renewing our passports) .

Our to-do list is already just as long as it was for our last visit this spring--we can't wait to see what gems we uncover in this many-layered city .
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  • Hello, pink lakes! ๐Ÿ’— .

In Bulgaria, we had a chance to visit our second-ever set of pink lakes! Like in Mexico, these are primarily used for industrial purposes but are also a minor tourist attraction, and are set right near the coast (in this case, the Black Sea) .

Unlike the ones in the Yucatan, though, you can still swim in these! Plenty of locals were hanging around when we visited, both in and out of the water--some even covered themselves in black mud before getting in .

Have you ever visited any pink lakes? We think we'd like to see the ones in Australia next! .
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  • Sometimes it rains for a whole trip, there is a 3-hour traffic jam, you get lost, and a pack of angry dogs may or may not chase you down a beach... But it's all okay because frolicking in lavender & sunflower fields is worth it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒป .

Our five day road trip through Bulgaria was objectively a bit of a travel fail--but six bloggers, beautiful nature, an epic abandoned communist monument, pink lakes, and the Black Sea more than made up for it .

Still... It feels pretty lovely to be back to chilling out in a coffee shop in Sofia right now .
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  • Confession: of the 20-something Italian cities we have visited so far, Milan is our second-to-least favorite .

We just haven't connected much with Italy's business and fashion capital, despite trying very hard to on our second visit a couple of weeks ago .

That's okay with us--we can't love everywhere, after all, and Milan definitely still gets some points for being in our beloved Italy (and serving the accompanying Italian food and wine) .

Plus, despite not clicking with the city, we do see that Milan definitely has its high points, like the epic rooftop of its Duomo. ๐Ÿ˜ .
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  • Rainy afternoon, messy hair, who cares? .

No day trip goes perfectly--but when it ends with a view like this one, we'll always be satisfied .

We are missing Italy already! Our first week in Bulgaria has been lovely, but mostly buried in our computers working (which is a good thing) . 
We'll have lots of Bulgaria photos to share soon, but on Instagram at least, I think we'll hang out in Italy just a little bit longer... .
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  • Quick, what country is this? .

If you guessed Italy, you'd be right by law but perhaps not entirely correct by spirit: South Tyrol has belonged to Italy since 1918, but culturally, it feels a lot more like being in Bavaria than being in Tuscany (and probably even closer to being across the border in Tyrol, Austria, where Jeremy's grandfather is from and where we still desperately need to visit) .

Hearing German being spoken is common in this area, in some villages even more common than Italian. The architecture is distinct from the rest of Italy, and the food is a deliciously pleasant mix of pasta and wienerschnitzel .

We love this part of the world--though it was cloudy on the day we took this, the views of the Dolomites are stunning in South Tyrol, and the hiking is wonderful .

So far, both of our visits have taken place in the spring, but South Tyrol is also a popular skiing destination. Perhaps we'll come back in the winter sometime! .
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