Hi, we’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 haven’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.

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

We’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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  • Trying to enjoy those Cappadocia sunsets and also not look terrified of sliding off this rock. 😂 .

On our first full day in Cappadocia, after both a hot air balloon ride and a (long) midday nap, we took off on an ATV tour that eventually led us here: to one of the prettiest sunset views in the region .

The sunrise hot air balloon rides get all the love (and they are epic), but Cappadocia is so much more than that: ancient geological formations and snowcapped volcanoes and underground cities and Turkish textiles and complex history and so much more .

Come for the hot air balloon rides... but make sure you stick around for awhile after you're done. You'll be glad you did .
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  • We had such grand plans for taking photos in Cappadocia .

We were going to wake up before dawn one day and walk over to Sultan Cave Suites to take pretty photos on their Instagram-famous balcony. I was going to put on makeup and a dress and look energetic in our shots .

Zero of those things happened. As it turns out, my motivation to drag myself out of bed at 5am, put on makeup and a dress, and fight crowds of people to take photos in the cold was absolutely zero .

My motivation to drag myself out of bed at 5am for our first-ever hot air balloon ride, though? Limitless .

Cappdocia was absolutely magical--rising softly into the air in a small basket above the landscape and villages with hundreds of other balloons around us was so amazing I even forgot about being scared of heights (after the first few minutes, anyway) . ... Just don't expect any beautiful photos at dawn from us other than the ones we took while actually in a balloon .
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  • We love when destinations surprise us, and Topkapi Palace sure fit the bill. *

The home of Ottoman Sultans and their households (as well as other administrative buildings) for more than 400 years, from the 15th to the 19th centuries, Topkapi Palace is incredibly beautiful. *

The most surprising aspect of the palace, though, wasn't the beauty of the tiled walls, the impressively ornate rooms of the harem, or the amazing views of Istanbul. It was certain historic artifacts that took us off guard the most. *

Topkapi Palace is home to items that they claim belong to some figures who will be very familiar to any of us who grew up with even a passing familiarity with the Abrahamic religions: the sword of David. The staff of Moses. The turban of Joseph. The footprint of Mohammed. *

Obviously, the legitimacy of these items is somewhat questionable, but no one will ever know where they truly came from: acquired over the centuries by Ottoman Sultans from far-flung spots in the empire, each of these objects, at the very least, had a reverence and legend attached to it long before it showed up at Topkapi Palace. *
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  • Istanbul, you're magical. *

We have been dying to make it to Turkey for years. Istanbul has been on both of our individual bucket lists since elementary school, and we started planning trips to Turkey for both 2016 and 2017 that didn't end up working out. *

Now that we're finally here, it's even better than we could have imagined: Istanbul, Constantinople, the only city to sit on two continents, the end of the Silk Road, the city where the East meets the West... this city has gone by many names over the last millennium, and it lives up to every last one. *

This won't be our last visit. *
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  • Here's to a view of this fairytale castle that we (briefly) had all to ourselves. 😍 *

Neuschwanstein Castle is famous for the rumor that it inspired Walt Disney in his design of Cinderella's castle, and we can definitely see the resemblance! *

When I was at university, this castle was one of several travel-inspired posters I papered my dorm room walls with. Oddly, I've been to very few of the places I had pictured (still need to go to London, Kyoto, and Machu Picchu!), but it felt great to finally see this beauty in person. *

Our five days in Bavaria were far too short--but it won't be our last visit by a long shot. *
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  • Isn't Colmar just adorable?! *

This is the neighborhood of "La Petite Venise", aka "Little Venice", and while it definitely doesn't feel like being in Venice, it has an incredible charm all its own. *

We have talked incessantly about our time in the Alsace region since leaving--we're pretty confident this amazing place is going to end up on our favorite new destinations of 2018 list. *

Like all of our favorite spots around the world, we immediately started discussing a possible second trip when we realized how much we loved it... which means that there's a hard choice ahead of us one day. *

Do we come back to Alsace in the summer to see the beautiful towns overwhelmed with blooming flowers, or do we come back in December for the Christmas markets? *

Definitely not an easy choice. *
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  • "I want an adventure in the great wide somewhere, I want it more than I can tell--and for once it might be grand, to have someone understand..." *

Yes, I was definitely one of about a billion 90's girls who grew up on Beauty and the Beast and Belle's dreams of adventure--as a bookworm, wannabe traveler, and brunette (not a lot of those to go around among Disney princesses in the 90's!), I totally identified with Belle as a child. *

So it's no surprise that I was extremely excited to visit Colmar, France--one of a handful of French towns rumored to be the inspiration for Belle's "poor provincial town". And no, the irony that Belle's poor provincial town is part of my own great wide somewhere is not remotely lost on me. 😂 *

Less than ideal weather aside, we absolutely adored Colmar--and I loved remembering my Disney princess days while wandering a fairytale town with my very own someone who understands. Man, did we get lucky. ❤️ *
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  • Being back in Paris brought up all kinds of nostalgia: for the young and inexperienced travelers we were on our first visit (as in, we had never used public transportation before), for the thrill of discovering Europe for the first time, for staring up at the Eiffel Tower on that first night in the city. *

As inexperienced as we were though, we very quickly realized during our first trip to Paris that travel was going to be an enormous part of our lives. *

True, at that point we didn't know just how enormous... but 2.5 years after having to teach ourselves that you have to choose a platform in a subway station based on both the line you are using AND the direction you're traveling (🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️), we boarded a one-way flight to Madrid with the intention of traveling the world full-time... and we haven't looked back since. *

So much has changed since that trip: this time, Paris didn't feel intimidating and overwhelming, but like a comfortable old friend waiting to wrap us in a hug and welcome us home. *

That being said... almost two years of full-time travel didn't remotely dampen our sense of wonder when standing on top of the Notre Dame and overlooking Paris' skyline. *

That sense of wonder just comes from... Paris. It's magic like that--no matter how much traveling we've done. *
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