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things we’ve learned these past couple weeks: safety, sock bag, and suppertime

Posted on January 21, 2018

Hey Everyone!   I’m currently working on a much longer sustainability-focused post all about the massive efforts here in the Maldives to reduce waste and preserve the reefs. That will be up later on this week, but in the meantime, I wanted to put up a short little post about a few things that have been on my (& Porter’s) minds this week.   The first ten days or so of leaving on a big trip are important ones becauseRead More

we’re off again: long haul flights & touching down in Dubai

Posted on January 13, 2018

 Wow, it’s been almost a month since my last post on here which is (I think) officially the longest I’ve ever gone without putting up a blog post in something like three years. To be honest, the break was a little bit needed. Putting together travel legs that last for about 2-3 months is not easy (understatement!) and let’s be real, I am not a winter person and our stint to go home for the holidays and get reorganizedRead More

sunset drive to cap de formentor, majorca

Posted on November 1, 2017

  Majorca is an island with two sections completely at odds with one another. While the city of Palma feels a little bit like a Spanish Monaco, (minus a large dose of pretension) the Mallorcan countryside felt to me like a mix between Ireland and Tuscany. I’ve never seen so many bikers in my entire life, and the hills and valleys quickly give way to one crazy set of cliffs I’ve been keen on seeing since I first saw anRead More

why vienna should be on your bucket list 

Posted on October 20, 2017

^ schonnbrun tunnel is a can’t miss !  ^ Have you ever seen a cleaner subway? Me neither. (Also there were more tunnels like these with all sorts of different patterns / colors. Pretty sweet. ) Sometimes if I’m very lucky – very very lucky – Porter lets me dictate my blog posts to him. Doesn’t happen all the time. Some days he pretends not to hear me when I ask, and other days I get a flat-out “nope”. ButRead More

week three in greece: crete

Posted on October 15, 2017

  I have to be honest, the day we flew to Crete we were kind of hoping we were heading elsewhere. We’d been in Greece for about three weeks and were finally experiencing the first twitches of wanting to be in a new country & culture, somewhere less familiar and a little bit more urban. We both were completely surprised when six days later we found ourselves really wishing we had a few more days on that southern-most Cycladic island.Read More

mykonos grand, greece

Posted on October 11, 2017

  Last week, Porter and I had the chance to spend some time at Mykonos Grand, and the whole time we were there, we kept repeating that line from Gatsby about large parties actually being more intimate than small ones. While we’ve been traveling, we’ve been collaborating solely with boutique hotels. Most of the hotels we work with have thirty rooms or less. We love this atmosphere, the attention to detail, the close-knit feel of the staff at each one,Read More

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