As I write this, we’re both recovering from a bout of seasickness. A few years ago we made it just fine across Drake Passage on the way to Antarctica, yet now we both get sick as we begin crossing the comparatively “easy” Atlantic. Go figure.
Have you ever been seasick? It’s unsettling. A strange feeling.
Ahhh, gelato. We’ve had quite a lot of it over the years (although never in Italy), and we thought we had a pretty good handle on what it is. Being big fans of a good dessert, we always “got” the fascination with gelato, but we were pretty much “good ice cream… good gelato… whatever… no big difference” sort of guys.
Now that we’ve been to Italy – and had us a lot of gelato in the country – we really get the obsession that gelato devotees have with the stuff. Read more
During this travel adventure, we’ve had a few days that are a pretty accurate representation on what life is often like for us on the road. Balancing working and exploring can be frustrating at times. And, because we’re away from home-base so much, we try hard to keep fitness and some awareness of nutrition an active part of the mix (or this would be a weight loss blog).
So, here’s the low down of what a day looks like for us. In this case, in Rome… Read more
If we got into every great food moment we had in Bologna, we’d bore you to tears. They were all remarkable, so it’s tough to resist the urge to give you blow-by-blow accounts of every bite.
You know, from our time in London (and our outlook on travel), that we need to be incredible deal finders when were on the road. That’s why we gravitate away from expensive parts of the world.
(Um, so what in the hell are we doing in Europe?) Read more
We loved Bologna the minute we arrived. By the time we made our way to our hotel – we even splurged and got a cab – it was well into the evening and dark.
Having arrived in italy and ready to start our “pick a random city” experiment, we had only one thing on our minds.
Food. (Prepare yourself… I think you’ll have to endure a few more food posts that represent our time in Italy.) Read more
We’ve moved on to our picked-by-blindly-pointing-at-a-map destination, but we can’t stop thinking about London’s Hyde Park. We spent a lot of time each day in that park with its beautiful trees, winding paths, gardens, galloping horses, monuments and smokin’ hot runners.
Look how happy we are… Read more
London is in the rear view mirror, and we’ll be heading to Rome in a few days. Right now, we’re in the middle of a little travel experiment. We basically picked our current destination by blindly pointing at a map.
We’ll be writing about this adventure soon, but first we have to share a London food find. Read more
I step outside, glance up beyond the “underground” sign and see another perfect day coming to life. As I do a quick stretch before taking off on a run, I look across the street to Hyde Park. Buoyant, low hanging fog is being defeated by the sun, which is making its way into the park and casting bands of light on the blankets of colorful leaves.
Is this a dream, or have we hit the weather jackpot in London? Read more
After a lot of posts from our camping adventure, it’s time to talk about the other side of our travel equation – sleeping outside of a tent. Read more
Last week, we started enjoying other bloggers’ contributions to the My 7 Links project and saying things like: “Those seven posts would be tough to choose! Glad we don’t have to.” Well, our satisfaction as observers was cut short when we found that our friends, the other K and C, over at Technosyncratic had nominated us to participate (and then so did our pal Breakaway Backpacker, Mr. Escandalo).
We’re back in Seattle. Well, sort of. Some unexpected “stuff” has come up, so we’ve been spending a lot of time down in Portland. Although our heads are still spinning – and we’ve been yearning for some downtime back at home-base – we wanted to carve out some time to write a post about some of our most memorable mileage run moments.
So, here they are – both the good and the bad. These are some of the things that have really stuck with us over the last couple of months of travel. Read more
Rooms: This room was designed like a stateroom on a luxury cruise ship – small but with every square inch maximized. There is something about this approach that really resonates with us. In addition to being expertly laid out, the room was nothing short of immaculate. We had a view of an adjoining courtyard, so – despite the hotel being just steps from one of Prague’s most visited tourist attractions – our room was quiet and secluded. Read more