Itineraries, Uncategorized / 08.09.2020

When most of the weddings that brought us to New England for the summer were canceled, we decided to stick with the plan and give ourselves the same amount of time to explore our homeland. COVID was our other great motivator to spend this time in the northeast because the infection rates have generally been lower around here. We just wrapped up four full months in New England and are now slowly—cautiously—moving south. I can't believe it's already been one-third of a year since we left Austin and moved...

Itineraries / 27.09.2017

Preface: I’m embarking on the ultimate itinerary challenge here by cramming four years of living in and deeply loving Austin, Texas into five doable days. Aidan and I both have a serious affection for this place and as we near our departure for our next chapter in Ireland, we’re still attempting to check some boxes on our ATX bucket lists. The thing about an Austin bucket list is that it never shortens. The harder your work at it, driven by constant FOMO, the quicker more things get added....

Itineraries / 27.09.2017

Note: We flew to Seattle instead of Portland because it was way cheaper, rented a car at the airport, and drove straight to Portlandia from there.

Monday: Portland

Check in at your Airbnb. We loved this little cottage ($73/night) walking distance from Mississippi Ave. If you have more time in Portland than we did, we also highly recommend staying at the Kennedy School. It’s the coolest. Shout out to our McMeniman friends!


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Itineraries / 27.09.2017

Cheap stopover flights through Reykjavik to the UK and other parts of Europe have become all the rage, and they’re a brilliant marketing tactic on Iceland’s part. Aidan, his sister Maddy and I were booking a trip to Ireland for June 2016 and immediately said yes to 48 hours in Iceland the second we saw one of these deals with WOW airlines. Don’t let the name scare you, the flight was very pink and otherwise completely fine. We flew through Iceland at the start of our trip and...