The last few months in our world have been like no other.
Work is at an all-time-busy, we’re making some big life decisions and we’ve strung together a sequence of “best of” travel experiences that we’ve coined our Ultimate Honeymoon (in honor of finally having a legal marriage that is expected to stick). Read more
We had to kiss and make up with Delta. Since transatlantic ships don’t head east to west at this time of year, we had no choice. I guess we could have stayed in Europe until October, but we were jonesin’ for some Seattle.
We needed to break up our two day marathon back home with a stop in London. Rather than dropping pounds in the spendy city, we decided to try something new – a pod (I guess that’s what we’ll call it) at the Yotel in London’s Heathrow Airport. Read more
When we’re on the road, we’re big fans of the food over at Chipotle Mexican Grill. It’s fast without compromising flavor, and it’s reasonably healthy. We both love the vegetarian burritos (in case you ever want to take us out for a cheap date).
When we heard that the masterminds behind Chipotle were experimenting with a new concept in Washington D.C., we couldn’t wait to try it out during our visit. Read more
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
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
Room: A unique and welcome find in a city known for small and expensive hotel rooms. One of the nicest features of the room itself was not actually in the room, but the beautiful and quiet gardens (fountains, palms and orange trees) that it looked on to. The room itself was enormous by European standards, with plenty of room for the two of us to work and relax. The decor was a bit feminine for our taste, but the room was decorated nicely, none-the-less. The bed was very comfortable – no “two twin bed chasm” between us. 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
We love Vancouver. Heck, one of the reasons we moved to Seattle was because it’s closer to British Colombia. We’ve visited often and have had the chance to stay in several hotels – ranging from luxury to budget. So when we had the chance to stay at the Hyatt Regency, we were pretty excited. A new hotel to add to the list.
How did the Hyatt stack up? Very well. Here are some of the detail Read more
During our visit to Alaska, we had the opportunity to stay at four of Princess’s Alaska Wilderness Lodges: Kenai Princess, Denali Princess, Copper River Princess and the Fairbanks Princess. While each had unique attributes, a common thread amongst all of them was excellent service and great locations. 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
We should not be left alone with all of the Kettle Chips we have in the house.
We have been obsessively making our way through several flavors as we get all caught up on stuff and finalize our camping adventure before taking off (next week!). Our desks are, uncharacteristically, bursting with papers, books and files – many carry the telltale sign of having eaten potato chips. Colorful salty fingerprints. Read more