Our first month of travel still seems unreal to me. I look back over the pictures now and I cannot believe all the places we managed to go and the things we did. Never before did I really picture myself traveling. I grew up in a family that vacationed in South Padre Island in Texas every … Read more A Month in Europe
Zach and I didn’t really plan the sites to see on our Italy trip before we came. We do it more on a day-to-day basis. One thing we both agreed on without a doubt on the plane ride to Bologna was we would be eating pizza, pasta, and gelato for every meal. And we have … Read more Lovin’ the food life!
The first four nights of Paris we stayed in a campground – Les Grands Voisins. The organization converted an old hospital into shelter space. They house about 600 people – a mix of homeless, artists, and world travelers. Plus, they have a midwifery school for about 80 students in the middle of the grounds. As … Read more Camp Life
Our first stop in France was to a small town, Perpignan, just on the other side of the border. We chose this one because a bus stopped here and it looked a little bigger than the surrounding cities so we could rent a car and drive ourselves slowly up to Paris. We really wanted to … Read more Parlez-vous anglais?
It took about 25 hours (between flights, layovers, and trains) to arrive in Barcelona from Dallas, but the wait was definitely worth it! The flight tickets were also very cheap so I can’t complain too much about the length, but I will let it be known. Barcelona has been amazing! We had the very lucky … Read more La Merce
There is so much to do in London, but there is also so much to see outside of London that is only a short train ride away. That, I think, is still one of the coolest things to me. Born and raised in Texas, I got used to everything being a 4-5 hour car drive … Read more Our Best Day Trips from London
Let me tell you a little bit about my little sister, Alicia. She is obsessed with everything London. The Siri voice on her phone has a British accent, she has numerous British flag paraphernalia, and even her phone keyboard is the British version. Because of her passion, Zach and I wanted to bring her along … Read more The Incident
(TL;DR at the bottom!) 1. People basically dress two ways here, either extremely nice or with some sort of punk rock vibe. I feel so underdressed walking around in my jeans! One day this past week I counted the men and women in blue jeans in a 30 minute period on the street (hundreds of … Read more 10 Random Observations of London
Ok this is it! We are heading out to London! I can finally feel it’s real because my stomach has climbed into my throat and I’m feeling a little lightheaded. Ahhh the beautiful symptoms that come with the fear of flying! Beyond that though it’s been a crazy week. We are officially homeless. Turned in … Read more Officially homeless
A big part of our travel plans is trying to adapt to a new lifestyle all together – a more minimalistic lifestyle. I struggle with this more than Zachary does I think – mostly due to my love of clothes and all things cute and pretty! But I do believe in the core of this … Read more Simple Living