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.

More than 3 years after leaving the USA on that first one-way ticket, weโ€™re still all about working together to explore this magnificent world that we are lucky enough to live in.

These days, you can usually find us in Europe--especially in our beloved Italy--but our curiosity, love of new experiences, and appetite for diverse cuisines regularly takes us all over the globe.

Our mission at Our Escape Clause is simple: to inspire others to explore the world through well-researched and experience-driven articles.

We want to make your trip planning easier and our favorite destinations irresistible, and use this space to share detailed itineraries, travel guides, and occasional personal stories to further those goals.

Join us as we continue to live out our escape clause from the predictable life that we once laid out for ourselves, one destination (and meal) at a time.

where we've been

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  • Happy wedding anniversary to us!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• .  It's hard to believe that today marks six years since we said I do--and that tomorrow marks six years since our first passport stamp! .  2191 days and 43 countries later, we're still just getting started on this lifelong adventure. ๐Ÿ˜ .  Here's to year seven & beyond. ๐Ÿฅ‚ .
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  • Gondolas for days. ๐Ÿ˜ .  As pretty as these gondolas are, though, this spot near Piazza San Marco has to be one of the worst places to actually get on one! The gondolas that leave from here end up following each other all in a line through the same canals--you might as well be riding It's a Small World at Disney .  Head out a little further, though--maybe even all the way to a quiet corner of Castello or Dorsoduro--and you just may get lucky enough to have a few minutes as the only gondola in a canal .  This week I published our entire suggested Venice itinerary--dozens of tips like this included. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We love this city and want everyone else to too--but there are definitely a lot of things to know before you go .  Link in bio! ๐Ÿ˜Š .
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  • Beautiful Burano. ๐Ÿ’œโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š .  This insanely colorful fisherman's village is just 45 minutes away from the center of Venice by ferry, making it the perfect day trip .  Technically made up of 4 islands (you can use footbridges to get between them), the entire village looks remarkably like this photo .  The skeptical part of me showed up here expecting 1-2 brightly colored streets and a normal-but-charming village outside of those areas... but no .  Color explodes everywhere in Burano .
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  • Fairytale towers in Venice. โค๏ธ .  But that being said, the tower that I'm looking at in this photo (San Marco Campanile) has a far better view of Venice than the one I'm standing in (Scala Contarini del Bovolo). IMO, of course. You can't even see any water from this spot! .  I'm still glad we went, though. Curiosity + this photo + not dealing with the crowds on top of (not to mention lines to get into) San Marco Campanile again + the joy of wandering through Venice's tiny back streets trying to find this tower all made it worth it .  What do you think--would you climb this tower in Venice knowing that it doesn't have the best view in the city? .
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  • Oh, Venice, how we love you. โค๏ธ .  We were Venice skeptics, once--but after seeing the city both in the cold and the heat, the clouds and the sunshine, during the acqua alta of late fall and during the hustle and bustle of late spring's tourist crowds, we simply fell in love with it .  We even extended our last visit to Venice and ended up spending an entire week in the city, and we still said goodbye with unsatisfied hearts and a thirst to return. ๐Ÿ˜ .
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  • Behold: one of the reasons Vernazza is our favorite village in Cinque Terre. ๐Ÿ˜ .  While all five villages hold something special, Vernazza has so much going for it: incredible viewpoints from the trails on each side of the city, rather than just one direction. A charming harbor. Tiny, beautiful streets. Tasty food. A castle .  We stayed in Riomaggiore on this trip and adore it as well... but one of these days, we're going to need to try staying in Vernazza. โค๏ธ .
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  • Still in awe of Manarola. ๐Ÿ˜ .  This was our third visit to Cinque Terre. On the first one, a train strike interrupted our plans. On the second, I took a photo from this exact spot while being pelted with rain. And on the third... closed trails and slippery paths from even more rain, along with cold weather, were the theme of our stay .  And yet, we have loved Cinque Terre more with every. single. visit .  After all, who needs decent weather or functioning transportation with views like this? .  I hope that our fourth visit to Cinque Terre ends up being the sun-drenched coastal escape of our fantasies... but even if it's not, I'm pretty sure we'll finish it still smitten with these colorful villages. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ .
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  • Beautiful Positano from above. โ˜€๏ธโ›ฑ๏ธ .  Our May has been more or less exclusively dedicated to the edges of Italy: from Sicily to the Amalfi Coast to Cinque Terre to Venice, we have loved spending so much time along Italy's diverse shores .  Of course, the fact that this has reportedly been the coldest, rainiest May in Italy for the last 60 years has certainly impacted our trip... but it also meant that we cherished sunny days like this one in Positano all the more. ๐Ÿ˜ .
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