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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

a short & sweet guide to barcelona

Posted on October 27, 2017

  Okay, so the title doesn’t lie on this one. This guide is going to be literally short and literally sweet (we kind of / sort of ate a lot of chocolate and pastries this week, so we have some unhealthy suggestions, it was my birthday week, after all).   I touched on the food scene in Barcelona in yesterday’s post, but I’m going to repeat those restaurants here, too, just in case someone doesn’t feel like reading that more general updateRead More

the guesthouse, vienna, austria

Posted on October 22, 2017

I think a small part of most people has a bias toward anything that feels like their home. Whether it’s a friend’s house or a city, a culture or an entire country, if something about a place taps into your personal definition of “homey-ness” you kind of instinctually like it before you can articulate just why. I think even if this hadn’t happened, Porter and I would’ve loved The Guesthouse (& Vienna overall) but something about this hotel (& thisRead More

 das triest, vienna, austria

Posted on October 19, 2017

  Vienna has had us absolutely floored ever since we arrived five days ago and flew over the Austrian countryside that had trees in brighter oranges and reds than I’ve ever seen in my life before. Porter jokingly said that it looked like we were flying over tons of little boarding schools because every Austrian town had its own little steeple and was surrounded by woods and looked so quintessentially New England. Vienna has been so good to us andRead More

mountaintop mishaps 

Posted on October 11, 2017

  What I’m Wearing: Rowie Cami, American Apparel Shorts (similar), Allbirds Sneakers What Porter’s Wearing: Scotch & Soda Shorts, Wings & Horns T Shirt, Nisolo Cortez Mid-Top Sneakers   “I left the battery in the charger.” This is the sentence I’ve been dreading this trip, one that I knew was probably inevitable at one point or another, but also one that I swore I would do everything in my power to avoid hearing or saying. Porter and I are prettyRead More

our day trip to oia, santorini

Posted on October 6, 2017

  The whole week Porter and I were on Serifos and Folegandros we went back and forth about whether or not we should take a day trip to Santorini. I had never been, so I was all in favor, but, at the same time, day trips when you already live a full-time traveling lifestyle can be exhausting…and expensive. Up until the day before we went, we were fluctuating. A windstorm hit Greece pretty hard last week, though, so the weatherRead More

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