Itineraries, Uncategorized / 15.06.2021

The decision to end our time living in an RV was made as quickly as our decision to start. In both cases, we knew giving it too much time for deliberation would allow emotions to get in the way: fear in the beginning, nostalgia at the end.

We both believe that making big decisions quickly, driven by the gut, is the only way to feel at peace with the outcome.

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Itineraries, Uncategorized / 10.03.2021

Caroline here! Back after a long blogging hiatus to spread the good word that Arizona is my favorite state. (For now.) After a rough start to winter with RV repairs-gone-wrong x3, repairs-gone-right x1, getting COVID and more, we made it out of the swamps (literally and figuratively), swung through Texas just in time before the disastrous freeze, and landed in Arizona. ...

Uncategorized / 29.05.2020

It was January 2020. We were young and innocent, both still in our 20's with no pandemic in sight. We were laying in bed discussing all of the weddings we needed to attend in New England this summer. There were five weddings lined up, three of which Aidan was asked to be in, meaning he also had three bachelor parties. "We'll just have to stay up there." "And use all of our vacation days?" "What will we do with the dog?" "Why is love so all-consuming?" That last...

Itineraries / 30.09.2018

Preface: 13 months ago, we packed everything into two suitcases apiece and moved across the pond from Austin, Texas to Dublin, Ireland. It all started the summer prior when Aidan (whose dad is from Co. Mayo) applied for his Irish passport and we took a trip there to visit their family. Kind of like the guy or gal next door you never expected to fall madly in love with until, one day, you were sitting on the bleachers together after all the football players and cheerleaders had gone home,...

Itineraries / 27.06.2018

Preface: Visiting the Swiss Alps is an existential crisis. You walk slowly, always looking over your shoulder to find yet another breathtaking view, asking yourself if you’ll ever go anywhere more beautiful and whether it’s even worth trying. The air and the water are so fresh, you expect everything will feel dirty when you return home. Even the busiest towns are quiet and peaceful. Riding on trains through towering snow-capped mountains and past the purest turquoise lakes, you wonder how this beauty has been preserved - like a...

Itineraries / 07.05.2018

Preface: If you’re planning a trip to Ireland that is less than a week long, and we can’t convince you to extend your stay, you should absolutely head out west. Dublin is a fabulous city, but you can pretty much cover it all in two days. We highly recommend taking two days (or more) to venture out to the west coast and spend nights in Galway and Doolin. Note: If you can find an affordable flight in or out of Shannon airport, this puts you in...

Itineraries / 20.03.2018

Preface: We spent the second weekend in March in Budapest and were graced with miraculously beautiful, sunny days in the low 60s (15 Celsius) which we know is not the norm and we thank our lucky stars. Aidan worked remotely during the day on Monday and I came down with a ferocious cold, so our long weekend of activities could easily be tackled in two healthy, work-free days. That said, we got to do more coffee shopping, sleeping in, and aimless wandering than we normally do while traveling,...

Itineraries / 21.12.2017

Preface: We made this epic tour of Northern Ireland with Aidan’s sister Maddy on our way to the West of Ireland from Dublin, but you can also loop back to Dublin from Derry by adding in one night in central Ireland in between. This tour requires a lot of driving (shout out to Aidan) and the Torr Road is the tiniest, windiest cliffside adventure, only suited for someone who loves challenging driving. We did this trip in mid-June and highly recommend spring or summer for this...