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
This is a post by Jenny. Here is a rundown of our 2 month trip to Portugal, Italy, and Spain. Complete Itinerary: Portugal: Sao Miguel (Azores), Lisboa, Salema, Lagos, Coimbra, Porto Italy: Pisa, Cinque Terre, Florence, Siena, Tuscan Town (Certaldo) Spain: Santander, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao Duration Nights spent in Portugal: 24 Nights spent … More Europe by the Numbers
This is a post by Jenny. It’s great to be back in the US, especially after going to a walk-in clinic and getting antibiotics and eye drops to treat the sinus infection and conjunctivitis that have been nagging me for nearly three weeks. It’s fantastic to see and talk to my family and friends. My … More We’re Back! – Reverse Culture Shock
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!!!
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
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