House Sitting in Karlsruhe, Germany

After an amazing journey across the Atlantic Ocean, we arrived in Europe to begin the next leg of our world travels. We started it all off with a house sit in Karlsruhe, Germany. Truth be told, I’m not sure we would have ever gone to Karlsruhe if not for this sit, but I’m so glad we... Continue Reading →

Spain – Alicante & Valencia

The last two stops of our Trans-Atlantic Crossing were in the cities of Alicante and Valencia along the southern coast of Spain. They were little slices of paradise, each one beautiful and special in their own way. Unfortunately, we only had a few hours ashore in each city, which merely whetted my appetite to explore... Continue Reading →

Gibraltar, United Kingdom

Our arrival at our second port of call (after the Azores) came with a bit of unexpected advice: "Don't mention Brexit." This was a bit confusing until we remembered that Gibraltar, even though it's located at the southern tip of Spain, is controlled by the United Kingdom. Still, we weren't quite sure why this would... Continue Reading →

Ponta Delgada, Azores

The first stop on our cruise from Miami to Rome was Ponta Delgada in the Azores. We were about 1,200 miles (1,930 km) southeast of Canada and 850 miles (1,360 km) west of Portugal. The Azores are pretty much in the middle of the freaking ocean! It was crazy to look out on an endless... Continue Reading →

Come Sail Away

After six months exploring the Eastern Hemisphere, six months and 10,000 miles in the USA, we are now on our way to our next big adventure: Europe!! But why live the life of an every day European traveler when there is a chance for me to make things more complicated? Rather than fly to Europe,... Continue Reading →

Florida – Again

After seven months and 10,000 miles of driving, we returned back to our #Vanlife beginnings in Florida. During the seven months, we drove through 24 states and slept in 21 of them. We completed eight house sits, with eight different cats and 14 different dogs. After completing our American #Vanlife road trip, I feel so... Continue Reading →

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

It is finally time for the main event. We were so fortunate to get a wonderful house sit in the heart of New Orleans for Mardi Gras! Festivities in New Orleans last for about a month, allowing us plenty of chances to catch the parades and enjoy the excitement of the city. About Mardi Gras... Continue Reading →

Experiencing “Fevre Dream”

In early March, Josh and I wrapped up one of George R.R. Martin's earlier works, Fevre Dream. It is a vampire book set on a steam boat in the Mississippi River, with much of the story taking place in or near New Orleans. As a fan of literary tourism, I couldn't help but book us passage... Continue Reading →

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