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Poetry in Paris

Poetry in Paris

To me, Paris is possibility. A city of words characterized by great literature, poetry, and grand claims made for political and romantic gain. A city where you could find a one-room apartment overlooking the Seine to clack-clack-clack your way to a new life on an […]

WTF is WWOOF

WTF is WWOOF

Written by: Kody Roach As we began planning for our travels we wanted to find ways to stretch our time in Europe. That is to say, we wanted to find budget friendly travel tactics. We researched many ways to do this and learned of a […]

Brotherhood At Belleau Wood

Brotherhood At Belleau Wood

Written by: Kody Roach One of the places I felt compelled to visit while in the area was Belleau Wood in Belleau, France. The Battle of Belleau Wood is an historic battle in Marine Corps history; one all Marines are familiar with. A battle where […]

Short Stay in Strasbourg

Short Stay in Strasbourg

Snuggled up to the German border in northeastern France and seated on the Rhine River is the charming city of Strasbourg. As it is a combination of my two favorite European cultures, a stop here on our way to Paris was a must. We arrived […]

Alinea: A No-Star Person’s Experience at a Three Michelin Star Restaurant

Alinea: A No-Star Person’s Experience at a Three Michelin Star Restaurant

Back in 2017, I had the bright idea of celebrating my 30th birthday the following year at one of the most exclusive and acclaimed restaurants in the United States – Alinea in Chicago. Turning 30 wasn’t a prospect that upset me, it just felt like […]

Awestruck in Annecy

Awestruck in Annecy

When we were planning our European trip and trying to decide where we wanted to go, Kody and I both wanted to visit Switzerland. Geneva seemed like the easiest city to get to along the route we were building, so we started looking into it. […]

Catching Rays on the Côte d’Azur

Catching Rays on the Côte d’Azur

Kody and I were so ready to get to the coast of southern France! We love spending time on the beach and there aren’t many more famous than those on the Côte d’Azur or French Riviera. Our drive to Nice was blissfully uneventful which was […]

Captivated in Carcassonne

Captivated in Carcassonne

My sister, Lindsay, loves to play board games and she can get pretty competitive. I like to play as well, but we have trouble finding games that suit both of us. We mostly play cooperative games when we play together because I’m such a terrible […]

Mellowing in Madrid

Mellowing in Madrid

When we arrived at our hotel outside of Madrid, we were exhausted. We were now at over a month of traveling and we realized we needed to slow down the pace a little. It was nice to be in a hotel with free breakfast and […]

Landing in Lisbon

Landing in Lisbon

Our trip to Lisbon, Portugal from Tangier, Morocco was our longest one yet. It began with a ferry ride from Tangier to Spain which, thankfully, ended with us finding our car right where we left it, safe and sound. Our total drive time was about […]