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Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

Nearly 15 months ago, we embarked on our first overseas trip since our RTW trip to Iceland, the land of fire and ice. In Iceland during the winter time, there is only 5 hours of daylight, which makes for an … Continue reading

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Iceland and Ireland

Coming soon……..blogs posts on our trips this year to Iceland and Ireland.  

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Reflecting on 2 Years Home

Today marks 2 years of being home from our epic ‘Round The World’ (RTW) trip.  As we scroll through our entire blog in 20 mins to recapture all those memories, it feels like another lifetime.  It truly was amazing and … Continue reading

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Random Funnies

Traveling is so much about the stories brought back home to share and to reflect on throughout your life. Mixtures of good and bad experiences make our stories but the funny ones stick to the memory with a bit more … Continue reading

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2 months home

This blog was intended to be our 1-month update of being home and transitioning but has now turned into our 2-month update.  That procrastination pretty much sums up being back. Falling into routine, having a million things to do on … Continue reading

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2 Weeks Home Update

Emotions have been all over the map during the first weeks back. One day it’s exciting, the next overwhelming and the next a bit sad.  Katie cries for no reason, happy or sad some days. We assume this what they … Continue reading

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Aspen Adventure

After being home for only 2 days Katie got the privilege of taking another adventure with her best friend, Wendy and her 10-year-old son, Cole. Heading to Aspen, CO for a couple days of pretending to be famous! Warms Springs, … Continue reading

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Home…..but more to come

26 flights, 62 bus rides and 17 train rides later we arrived safely back in the USA after an easy 11-hour flight from Rome to Atlanta then a final flight to Colorado. Landing in DIA was surreal while asking each … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre, Italy

When backpacking in our early 20’s before we knew each other, we both visited a special place called Cinque Terre, meaning 5 towns, on the western coast of Italy. The first night we met, bonding over our international travel stories, … Continue reading

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Florence, Italy

Florence really is the essence of Italy.  With great food, delicious wine, museums, famous churches, an art haven, squares with statues by Michelangelo, and being the birth of the Renaissance period. Tuscan, only a stones throw away is the topping … Continue reading

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