our iceland itinerary

Posted on June 13, 2018

  If you’ve been following along on Insta this week, you know that we’ve been spending some time in Iceland! This country has been on Porter and I’s bucket list for awhile now, and the fact that it is oh-so close to Boston (only a 5 hour flight!) made the lead up to this trip that much sweeter.   Since this is our first post from Iceland, we thought we would talk about our five day itinerary. We want toRead More

bali versus sri lanka: where to head next

Posted on May 4, 2018

This year, Porter and I were lucky enough to get the chance to spend just about a month in Bali (in April) and Sri Lanka (in February). These two countries are in no way identical or interchangeable from a cultural or geographical standpoint, but they do have a lot of similarities, which meant that on more than one occasion we got to talking about what we preferred about each one.   We thought we’d share the list that grew outRead More

our guide to the nusa islands

Posted on April 20, 2018

When it comes down to what I think people from the West picture when they picture Bali, the Nusa Islands deliver in every possible way. Sandy beaches, hidden coves, reefs teaming with life, bumpy roads and barely any road signs….   These islands still feel under-explored even though they have a bizarrely high percentage of some of the most beautiful sights in all of Indonesia, (let alone Bali) all of which are within an hour of one another. If youRead More

10 ways to have a more sustainable summer

Posted on April 9, 2018

In Indonesia right now (and from what we’ve been told, pretty much all year long) it already feels like August. If you’re from New England, you’ll know that’s the kind of heat where you basically are either in the water or melting, the kind where walking through a parking lot feels like walking across a frying pan, and the kind where you lay in bed at night on top of the sheets wondering if you should take one more coldRead More

our first night in Paris

Posted on March 9, 2018

  When we were landing in Paris, night had just fallen and our plane cruised down toward the runway just as the Eiffel Tower lights were flickering on. After over a month in the Middle East and Asia, the sight of this city almost felt like coming home.   Porter and I both are fortunate enough to have spent a lot of time in Paris (this was my ninth trip here), so we have favorite areas and restaurants and placesRead More

our guide to Sri Lanka

Posted on February 19, 2018

  From the moment we landed in Sri Lanka, my inbox started filling up with messages asking about where we were going (& in what order), what sites we were seeing, if the country was safe or if we had packaged along anti-malarial pills, and basic pleas for any/all tips and tricks we might be able to share. After leaving Sri Lanka, that kind of urgency for info made complete sense. There really are not that many American tourists thatRead More

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