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“Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.” -Mark Kurlansky It’s no surprise that Tony and I base our travel (and life) decisions primarily on food. If a city or country isn’t known for it’s vibrant food scene, it’s probably not my scene, period.  These are […]

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Yellowstone in 2009. The Poconos in 2011. These were our only experiences camping as a couple and both were great, but they were car camping trips and we obviously didn’t do them very often. But ever since we moved to Portland, OR last year, one of the main goals has been to explore more of the […]

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Since Tony and I finally put away our long-term travel packs and set up roots in Portland, OR, I had a weird sense of apprehension to post travel stories when we are no longer traveling internationally (yet). Pushing this apprehension aside, I decided to think outside the box and maybe, for once, talk about our […]

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Just imagine yourself checking out of your hostel in Barcelona and dashing a 1/2 a mile in a mad rush to catch your train to Paris. Exhausting right? Now imagine doing this with 75 lbs on your back… Yes, I have witnessed this self-inflicted torture in action. The solution: Pack lighter! Trust me, your shoulders & back […]

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There are no good or bad travel adventures. Just great stories. Repeat this to yourself frequently. That disgusting hostel in the Atacama Desert in Chile? It will be a hilarious anecdote later. That nightmare of an overnight Bolivian bus ride across the mountains in a thunderstorm? An epic tale for later. That time you got […]

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Just like home is where the heart is, the holidays are where the heart is. Traveling back to your hometown for the holidays to see your loved ones is awesome…. but it can be expensive and downright exhausting. If you don’t believe me, just try catching a connecting flight in the JFK airport on the Wednesday […]

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“You should meet us in Berlin.” We had hung out a few times in Buenos Aires and had instantly bonded over our passion for business. But were we really going to change our travel plans to meet up with this couple in Berlin a few months later? Of course we were. “You’re totally invited to Hawaii […]

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When we were traveling in 2012, I was big on creating dining guides for some of the international cities we jaunted in. But since settling down back in the U.S., these guides have fallen to the wayside… But that’s all about to change! With my folks living in Kauai (we’re vacationing there as we speak!), […]

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