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

our daily routine 

Posted on February 2, 2018

Port and I were having a conversation yesterday about how, if you could stretch any one hour time slot in your day to two hours, which one it would be and why. I knew my answer pretty much immediately: 7 to 8 am. I’ve been a morning person my entire life, but 7 o’clock and some minutes after it has always been my “sweet spot.” For whatever reason, I think I consider any work or running I do in thatRead More

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

heading home & what’s next for us 

Posted on December 4, 2017

  Just five or six months ago, I remember sitting down to write out the big announcement that we were leaving Boston to travel the world indefinitely. As soon as I hit “post” I felt like we’d crossed an invisible demarcation line, as if our lives had just entered a new phase; a phase that came with the sometimes exciting, sometimes daunting certainty that everything was about to be different. But in truth, our lives didn’t change when we hitRead More

our instagram Q & A

Posted on November 27, 2017

  These pictures are from a day we spent exploring Morocco’s Ourika Valley a few weeks back, and it’s a day neither of us will soon forget. It was probably the most difficult hiking I’ve ever done, and it was also probably the coolest mountain range I’ve ever seen. The photos only semi do justice to just how red the earth is in this part of Northern Africa, and they also only semi do justice to just how loose thatRead More

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