Superlatives: The Sequel

Little Prince at Scale, Chisinau, Moldova

The best (and worst) of everything (since last time) When we compiled a list of the best and worst of everything on our trip to date, 1000 days of travel seemed like an extraordinary amount of time, a milestone we never imagined possible when we set out. Well now we’ve doubled…

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Favorite Dumb Pictures

Free Entry!, Kotor, Montenegro

In celebration of 2000 days as digital nomads, here’s a bunch of our favorite embarrassing photos. We also wrote a companion piece/update to our 1000 day celebration the best (and worst) of everything on our trip to date, both of which are far more meaningful and you should read them before…

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Tallinn

Canal in Kadriorg, Tallinn, Estonia

August 19 – October 16, 2020 (Fall) Before COVID hit, our well-laid plans for 2020 had culminated in a triumphant return to Tallinn, Estonia. That had been our first brush with the Baltic states, and we fell in love so thoroughly that visiting them has become an annual tradition for…

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Edinburgh

Castle Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

July 24 – August 19, 2020 (Summer) Scotland’s capital is a city of celebrations, famous for wild and popular festivals like Fringe and Hogmanay. The summer of 2020 was Edinburgh at its most desolate. Covid lockdowns collapsed the tourism industry, driving arrivals (and prices) to historic lows. Infections also hit…

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London

July 10 – 24, 2020 (Summer) London was not a place we expected to find ourselves in 2020. But with Covid cases declining across the continent, the UK sought to open “travel corridors” between “safe” destinations. Serbia was one of those destinations. On July 10 the corridors went into effect,…

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Novi Sad

Danielle in Novi Sad, Serbia

June 15 – 26, 2020 (Summer) With Serbia keeping restrictions light, we decided to relocate to Novi Sad to celebrate our tenth anniversary. The vibe on our first visit was relaxed, the center walkable. It has a river with shore paths and a giant fortress looming over the Danube. What…

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Belgrade

Crowds Despite Covid, Belgrade, Serbia

June 1 – 15 & June 26 – July 10, 2020 (Summer) The pandemic scared most nations into refusing entry to all but their own citizens. Serbia went a different direction, being one of the first to reopen their borders to everyone. And as American passport holders started to become…

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Etchmiadzin

Downtown Ejmiatsin, Armenia

March 8 – 26, 2020 (Spring) Where were you when the world became a plague state? We were in Etchmiadzin, Armenia. Which, it turned out, was about to become the epicenter of Armenia’s first Covid outbreak. All we wanted was a quiet stay as spring started. A chance to wander…

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Yerevan

Opposite Republic Square, Yerevan, Armenia

February 10 – March 8 & March 26 – June 1, 2020 (Winter-Spring-Summer) It seems like every time we visit Yerevan, a decade of history happens all at once. Our first visit coincided with the Velvet Revolution, incredible to witness but not ideal for sightseeing. We looked forward to a…

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Corfu

Old Fortress Sea Walls, Corfu, Greece

February 2-9, 2020 (Winter) Corfu was where we finally got our first taste of Greece. It’s a light appetizer if there ever was one. There’s no Acropolis looming over the population, nor whitewashed towns so popular on Santorini or Mykonos. The vibe here was more unassuming than that. An island…

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