Cascade Stairs, Chisinau, Moldova

July 26 – August 31, 2019 (Summer) The sun begins to sink and the air alights with pastel hues. Summer’s baking heat begins to bleed off the sunburned earth, and a cool breeze floats off the lake. Families amble lazily around the boardwalk, keeping a relaxed eye on their playing…

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Palace of Culture and Plaza, Iasi, Romania

June 28 – July 26, 2019 (Summer) Our big question after Cluj was whether we should go east, or west? Serbia and Croatia were tempting targets, but the convoluted connections were a drawback. Instead, we settled on a simpler journey through eastern Romania toward Moldova and Ukraine. Iași (pronounced ‘yash’)…

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Underground Lake in Salina Turda, Romania

May 31 – June 28, 2019 (Summer) Romania is becoming something of a default choice for us. Low cost of living, good quality of life, easy to get to and around, and (as of 2019) still outside the Schengen Area. Cluj-Napoca is arguably its most international city outside the capital…

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Parliament, London, England

May 27 – 31, 2019 (Spring) London wasn’t originally high on our list. The UK has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately (much like our own home sweet home), and we figured that whenever we did get around to visiting Great Britain, Scotland would be more…

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Brest Castle, Brest, France

April 30 – May 27, 2019 (Spring) Brest isn’t your typical French vacation destination. Its strategic location and maritime infrastructure made it a prime target during World War II, and unlike in Paris, neither side pulled any punches. Similarly devastated cities like Warsaw or Munich sought to recreate their former…

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Mussels in Pasta, Vannes, France

April 2 – 30, 2019 (Spring) In a far corner of northwestern France, the medieval town of Vannes seemed an ideal place to welcome the spring. It’s a popular destination thanks to its intact city walls, and also serves as a gateway to the Gulf of Morbihan. But it’s by…

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Rocky Trail, Boulder, Colorado

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We’ve been through Colorado before, but shied away from staying too long. Time for us to be a little Boulder! We stayed with Danielle’s friend in this notoriously chill college town and used it as a home base to explore some of the area attractions – indoors and out. Our…

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Space Needle Reflected on MoPOP, Seattle, Washington

January 5 – March 18, 2019 (Winter) Who says we can’t go home? Returning to Seattle after three years abroad was, in a word, bittersweet. It’s a beautiful place, a place we loved and continue to love. Coming back allowed us to scratch itches we knew and didn’t know we…

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Willis Tower Gone Evil, Chicago, Illinois

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Three years away from our home country also meant three years away from our families. Turns out they kind of missed us? We figured it was about time we paid a visit. On to Chicago, America’s second city, but first in our hearts (after Seattle). We arrived in Chicago on…

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Year 3 by the Numbers

Christmas Math, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Before setting out around the world, we thought we were saving money to support ourselves in Seattle. But that area was so expensive. Our rent inched toward $2,000 per month, excluding utilities. Number crunching revealed our money would last longer if we gave up our apartment and lived on the road.…

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