Observing Differences

This is a post by Jenny While traveling in Portugal, Italy, and Spain, we noticed some big difference between Europe and the U.S. I would say some are for the better and some for the worse, but I’ll let you decide (with some of my own thoughts interjected in!). “Chiuso per ferie” In Italian, that … More Observing Differences

THE Holy Grail

Today, we saw the Holy Grail. Yes, that’s right. The Holy GRAIL  – as in the cup that Jesus Christ used at the Last Supper. I don’t know why Indiana Jones did all that chasing around looking for it, when it’s right here in Valencia, Spain! We had heard about this, so we paid our … More THE Holy Grail

We love Bikes!!!

After over a month of not riding a bike, David and I were itching for the freedom and glory of cruising on a two-wheeler. Upon arrival in Florence, Italy, we noticed there were bike tours available, easy bike rentals, and a flat city with a small amount of traffic. We were interested. We rented bikes … More We love Bikes!!!

Il Palio di Siena

This is a post by David. I first came to Siena, Italy years ago on a whim. I was studying in Venice with a few friends and we decided we wanted to visit Tuscany for the weekend. We picked Siena for no particular reason. We arrived to find people marching through the streets, waving strange … More Il Palio di Siena

Expense Report

Before we parted ways in Portugal, Lisa and Jared gave us €40 and said we should spend it on a nice dinner. Well, that’s exactly what we did and so we decided to create an “expense report” for them. In this report, their company is referred to as “Pine View Acres” (a story for a … More Expense Report


This is a post by David. After a week of good food and good times in the Azores, we traded the grassy hills and volcanic lakes of São Miguel for the hustle and bustle of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. Lisbon is the quintessential European big city, not unlike Madrid. There are plenty of restaurants, museums, hotels, … More Lisbon