Olives in Istanbul

What We’ve Been Up To: July 2018 Review

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July opened with me being chased across a Bulgarian beach by some very angry stray dogs (while Jeremy, forever the chill one, slept peacefully in our rented apartment). Suffice it to say–it has all been uphill from there! This has been a month mostly focused on work, something that will continue to hold true for the first half of August as well. Here’s what we’ve been up to. Where We’ve…

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Sunflowers in Bulgaria with Girl

What We’ve Been Up To: June 2018 Review

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One favorite country and one new country: June has been all about Italy and Bulgaria! Where We’ve Been: Bolzano, Lucca, Florence, Siena, Pistoia, Cinque Terre & Milan, Italy Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Kavarna, Varna, Kazanluk & various tiny towns in Bulgaria Highlights of June 2018: Hanging…

What to Do in Florence: Boboli Gardens View

What We’ve Been Up To: May 2018 Review

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May was a quiet month for us in terms of moving around (we spent the bulk of the month staying in Bologna), but very busy behind the scenes: we worked like crazy, crossed things off our to-do lists left and right, and booked our most…

The Best Things to Do in Bologna: Hidden Canals

What We’ve Been Up To: April 2018 Review

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This was the month that we finally made it to Turkey, a long-awaited destination that has eluded us for years. It was wonderful… and also not exactly the trip we had expected. April was incredibly busy, packed full with twists and turns we did not…

Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

What We’ve Been Up To: March 2018 Review

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March was an excellent month: dedicated half to time with family and half to some truly magical travel, these last 31 days have been very, very good to us. Where We’ve Been: Raleigh & Beaufort, North Carolina Lisbon, Portugal Paris, Strasbourg & Colmar, France Munich,…

Valle de Cocora, Colombia

What We’ve Been Up To: February 2018 Review

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February was a fast-paced month: several destinations, several changed plans, several exciting adventures, and one relationship milestone. Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it sure didn’t feel like it to us! After focusing on traveling at slower speeds in Europe this…

Couple on Playa Blanca, Isla Baru, Colombia

What We’ve Been Up To: January 2018 Review

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A new US city, a new country, and a new continent–January has been a very exciting month for us! After spending the first two weeks of January finishing up the last of our family-oriented time in the USA, we hit the road again with plans…

Perfect Amount of Time for Any Travel Destination: Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

What We’ve Been Up To: December 2017 Review

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From a travel perspective, December has been one of our quietest months since leaving the USA for full-time travel–so quiet, in fact, that I almost didn’t write this post. Ultimately, though, I love having this month-by-month record of our travels to look back on, and…

Bruges, Belgium Girl

What We’ve Been Up To: November 2017 Review

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November has been a month of plane rides: we took four in all, averaging one per week! We ended up flying back to the USA from Europe on November 15, evenly splitting our month between European travel and US travel–and as wonderful as it feels…