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 2012 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
This is a post by David. One thing that I’ve learned while traveling is that I really enjoy B-List cities. And by that, I mean cities that are not their country’s capital, may not be extensively covered in guidebooks, but are still cultural, historic, and wonderful places. I don’t like the term “B-List” because that … More Second Cities: Porto and Valencia
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
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!!!