Not the typical things you find on a beach
“How did you choose to go there?” is a common question we’ve gotten after getting home from traveling. The short and most truthful answer is that we just pay attention until some place pops on our radar. That’s it. Of course, the details can be a little muddier. Close your eyes […]

Where in the world are you?


Love as permanent as graffiti
“¡Hola! ¿Cómo puedo ayudarle?” I slightly panic and concentrate on taking a measured breath before I speak. “I can do this”, I say to myself as I smile and say, “Hóla, quisiera un menú, por favor.” The waiter politely nods and briefly disappears before reappearing with two menus for my […]

How do you say “I care” in Spanish?


My digital life on a keychain
I have a confession to make. I don’t know the password to my email account or our bank account. In fact, I don’t know the passwords to any of our online accounts. All I know is that the passwords for our accounts are super long, really complex, and change often. […]

What’s on your keychain?



Pardon me, but do you happen to have any Grey Poupon?
This is the sixth and last part of a series of posts I am writing about the lessons we learned from taking a gap year. Joke like Irish It is fairly easy to spot the Irish, especially the men. They are the ones who are joking and insulting their friends […]

Joke like the Irish … and other things I learned ...


Yummy. Various sheep parts just like Mom always makes.
This is the fifth part of a series of posts I am writing about the lessons we learned from taking a gap year. Lots of flavors Sometimes we see backpackers when we are traveling. Others are loaded up with designer luggage. Some people like to travel in large tour buses […]

I accept that I am wrong and have a lot ...


It's street legal.
This is the fourth part of a series of posts I am writing about the lessons we learned from taking a gap year. No one really cares what “you do” but they do care who you are While friends we met along the way may not have cared about what […]

Good follows bad… and other things I learned in my ...