A Trip to Portland

By |April 18th, 2017|

Ever since I started following Tim Ferriss and watching the Twilight movies I have been fascinated by the west coast. Tim always talks about San Francisco and the beautiful forest scenes in Twilight were filmed in Washington. (Like when Edward shows Bella how he sparkles in the light:) While I know these are completely separate [...]

The Seasons of Petoskey

By |March 5th, 2017|

Where we stay in the Petoskey area is technically closer to Harbor Springs, an equally charming town. It is a condo in a wooded area that faces one of the many of the springfed streams and a cedar forest. The stream is a defining feature, it is a constant in the background, especially in the [...]

Falling In Love With Tuscany – Part 1

By |March 31st, 2016|

Tuscan Cities Mentioned In This Post:  Montepulciano Pienza Siena Tuscany, Beautiful Tuscany Early in the courtship process, there are often many new and unexpected discoveries both sides learn about each other. Some of these enlightenments are minor bumps along the way while others may threaten to end a relationship before it has really [...]

Stiamo Vivendo Nel Toscana

By |March 6th, 2016|

View of Tuscany In The Morning (We are living in Tuscany!) To say that this year so far has been a dream come true would be an understatement. Not only have Dani and I been planning to do this for the better part of the last decade, we have literally had dreams about [...]

Uncensored Europe

By |January 20th, 2016|

During our short stay in Croatia so far we have been exposed to some of the less restrictive customs of the locals. As of yet we are unsure if this is just a Croatia thing or something more representative of the rest of Europe. However we thought it would be fun to make some comparisons [...]

Villa Spiza

By |January 19th, 2016|

Villa Spiza In our roughly 2+ weeks in split so far, no other restaurant has tickled our tastebuds or warmed our souls quite like Villa Spiza. If my count is correct, we've eaten there now at least 6 times and plan to make it our long-term lunch spot for the duration of our [...]

Week 2 in Split: The Fog Clears

By |January 17th, 2016|

It's Sunday night, almost 2 weeks since we've arrived in Split. Ryan is working on his posts from week 1 and I thought I'd write about week 2. Ryan practically wrote a novel for week 1 (which I still need to read), so I'll try to keep this to a reasonable length. Highlights/Random Thoughts This [...]

The Farm In the Mountains

By |November 27th, 2015|

Nestled deep within the Southwest Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, at the base of a pine-covered hill, is an old cottage home with a wood burning stove. The view from the front porch is of a steady flowing stream and a large patch of trees to support the coming years’ truffle orchard. Inside the table is [...]

Ann Arbor In the Mountains (Asheville, NC)

By |September 5th, 2015|

We woke up relatively early this morning after turning in early last night in preparation for our first trip (just the two of us) in quite some time…Asheville, NC! We packed light, only 8 or so bags and were on the road shortly before 9. We picked up Starbucks on the way out of town [...]