Gerry Went Out in Style [Turkish Roadtrip Part 2]

Aaaaand were finally back for the latter half of the week with Gerry! Quick fun fact before I get rolling – this is our 50th blog post! I obviously had to build up suspense for this moment, which explains the multi-month hiatus. Anyways… Day 4 Don’t take everything you read on the internet at face…

Gerald’s Second-to-Last Hurrah [A Turkish Road Trip]

We followed Google maps’ directions behind a gas station, continuting tentatively past a rooster cage and a few RV-looking vehicles. When we found the the owner, he told us the campervan we were about to drive around Turkey was on it’s penultimate trip. Hearing that wasn’t the most comforting thing, but I was not surprised…

Turkeys Gobble, So That’s What I Did [Istanbul, Turkey]

COVID is still calling the travel shots so instead of going to Southeast Asia from Croatia like we’ve been hoping to, Turkey emerged as the next adventure backdrop. It’s worth mentioning that it’s one of the few European countries where US citizens need a semi-real Visa to enter. And by Visa I mean you pay…

Channeling My Inner Leslie Knope [National Parks of Croatia]

I think the best compliment I’ve ever received was being compared to Amy Poehler, in both looks and, more importantly, personality. I can’t even pretend that I care about the national park systems as much as her Parks & Rec character Leslie Knope, because really who could rival that passion? But there is no doubting…

If Bruises Could Talk [Omiš, Croatia]

They would probably ask what the hell I’m doing to myself.. My flesh makes a good comparison to a peach – I’m always rocking a few mystery bruises and my legs are generally fuzzy. The former doesn’t exactly mix well with my adventurous spirit nor clumsy nature, but it does make for regular entertainment! And…

Look at us Doing Stuff! [Split, Croatia]

I can only sit idle for so long, so it was perfect timing for our friend Will to come visit and get a little touristy! While he was en route, we warmed up for a week of fun with a day hike right outside of Split. Apparently Google maps hasn’t gotten around to integrating with…

The Art of Doing Nothing [Split, Croatia]

I had a full-on quarter life crisis about six years ago. Over the next few years I shifted into a focused, hyper-productive, “I need to crush every opportunity that presents itself” mindset to pull myself out of the multi-dimensional crater I’d dug. It worked; I accomplished a load of things I never thought I could….

A Fire (& Ice) Roadtrip [Week 2]

I left off the first half of this story wondering whether we’d peaked. Well, the answer was no because the trip kept getting better! Day 7: I can’t feel my toes when I’m with you.. but I love it. Despite having braved some unpleasantly cold conditions on a hike the day prior, Chris would probably…