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…

Frolicking in Freedom (Munich, Germany 🇩🇪)

You know that feeling where you just made a really big decision, but it feels like nothing has changed (yet)? Well, that’s how July 26, 2021 felt for me. Yesterday was my first official (Mon)day of funemployment! And while I know this is a pretty big deal, yesterday didn’t feel all that much different from…

A Fire (& Ice) Roadtrip Itinerary [Iceland Week 1]

We promised this info here a while ago and although later than hoped, I’m not one to break a pinky swear. Now, I won’t pretend like we actually deserve any credit for planning (most of) this because we don’t. Our soon-to-be-mountaineering-guide and bestie Justin (aka Jeiny aka Jeinbag aka Jeinosaur) did all the legwork. And…

The Road So Far

My bags are packed and I’m on my way! For those of you who have followed our blog for some time, you likely know what this means. For those of you who have just stumbled upon this blog, welcome! I am officially hitting the road for our backpacking adventure. This is something we dreamed up…