Santorini – Part 1

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From the port in Athens at Pireaus, we took an 8 hour ferry ride to the island of Santorini. Santorini is a place I’ve been seeing in photos for quite some time and every time, I thought “I have to go there.” You’ve probably seen those photos, they look something like this. It was early […] Read more »

Sahara Camel Ride

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One of the challenges of travelling only by public transport is that we tend to see far more of cities than countryside. Since I’d consider myself a bit more of a country girl, this is a serious drawback. One decent way to experience more of the rural side of a country without renting a car […] Read more »

Paris Catacombs

Paris Catacombs

In Paris, what was originally a quarry for mining building materials has become something much more fascinating. I honestly knew noting about the catacombs before we went on the tour, Daryle got us signed up. It turned out to be a really interesting experience. In the 1700’s, the ground under Paris looked like Swiss cheese and […] Read more »

Irish Drinks

Guiness Jameson Collage

The Irish love their drink. Two in particular – Guinness and Jameson. Knowing we were going to be in Ireland, we had been looking forward to visiting the home of Guinness and having the opportunity to pour our very own “perfect pint” for a while. It was exciting to finally have our chance. We even […] Read more »

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

It was a sunny October day in Southwest Ireland when we arrived at the Cliffs of Moher. I was already impressed with the Irish scenery, but this was the pinnacle. Walking along the grassy topped 750-foot cliffs with the sun shining down and the breeze blowing off the sea, it was difficult not to feel […] Read more »

Catching a Wave – Learning to Surf in Sayulita

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Why We Chose Sayulita I’ve been wanting to learn to surf since I knew surfing existed, well, atleast since I was a freshman in high school, so when Daryle and I started planning our year long adventure, we worked in a month in a beginner-friendly surfing location. Sayulita, Mexico. Since surfing isn’t on Daryle’s agenda, […] Read more »

Escaramuza…Learning a New Word and Sport

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Late last week we saw this banner appear in town. And we thought, “That looks fun. We should go.” So, we set about trying to figure out exactly what this event was and where it would be held. Turns out like most things here, the internet might help, but there will be an element of […] Read more »

Royal Arch Hike Boulder Colorado

The 43,000 acres of city-owned open space surrounding Boulder offers over 140 miles of trails for hikers, runners, cyclists and horseback riders. In addition to offering residents and visitors ample recreational opportunities, this open space serves as a buffer between Boulder and its neighbors. (map link) Royal Arch Hike Boulder Colorado Trails can be accessed […] Read more »

Lyons Colorado Daytrip

Sometimes there’s not even a whole weekend to get away, but even a daytrip can do wonders. On a sunny Memorial Day Sunday, Daryle and I decided to jump in the newly acquired car for a trip up the road to Lyons, CO. Having not visited previously we weren’t sure what to expect, except that […] Read more »

Date # 2 – Bike and Brew

Fort Collins is blessed with fabulous weather, miles of scenic bike paths and award-winning microbrews, the creators of which just happen to be oh so close to the bike path, making a bike ride and beer tasting a near perfect warm weather date. If you are lucky enough to live near one of the paths […] Read more »

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Although we spent the majority of our weekend trip to Ouray at the Ice Park, we did take a few hours on the way back to Fort Collins for a side trip to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We’d heard great things and had also traveled through on the California Zephyr several years ago. […] Read more »