New…er…Developments

February 6, 2015 El Gastor, Andalucía, Spain Well, hello there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Despite the abundance of radio-silence over the last several months, there’s actually been LOTS to report on from our side. Namely: 1.  We’ve taken a break from our the nomadic lifestyle that led us all over Europe for the last […]






Happy Father’s Day: 14 Reasons Why This Guy’s Absolutely Nailing It

Dear Ryan, Remember that article that used photographs of wonderful fathers to blast apart that age-old but annoying convention that dads are incompetent co-parenters? Well, I went and made my own version FOR YOU. Posted from Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France.






A Little New Year’s Baraka

2013 Year In Review Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Morocco Ever since we boarded the ferry from Algeciras, Spain to Tangier, Morocco back in November,  Ryan and I have been batting around the notion of posting some form of seasonal salutation. The earliest manifestation was, of course, a Christmas card, […]






Puro Flamenco

October 18 – November 23, 2013 Andalucía, Spain Confession.  I have never been a huge fan of flamenco prior to our time spent in Andalucía.  The Spanish folk performance art is and has been popular all over the world since time eternal, but it never had a handle on me like, say my obsession with […]






The Light in Andalusía

November 9 – 23, 2013 El Gastor, Spain El Gastor is the little white-washed pueblo even the Spaniards have never heard of.  It sits huddled along the northern face of a dry, olive-tree freckled hillside, and leans heavily into the shade of the towering Tajo de Algarín during long, scorching summer afternoons.  We, of course, […]






Take A Hike Series: Going the Distance and Dropping Our Shorts in Spain’s Cabo De Gata

October 15 – 19, 2013 Cabo De Gata, Spain Far from the freeways that shuttle vacationers between Spain’s (in)famous holiday-home suburbs, the little knob of coastline that clings to the country’s extreme southeastern corner belongs to the Cabo de Gata–Níjar Natural Park.  According to the dinosaurs that roamed the earth prior to the tourism boom […]






Roads Less Traveled In the Algarve: Portugal’s Forgotten Costa Vicentina (PHOTO ESSAY)

July 13 – 22, 2013 Southwestern Algarve, Portugal The Algarve is Portugal’s infamous bastion of summer tourism.  Young Germans and Brits come in droves to places like Albufeira and Portimao to prop up the country’s stagnating economy with countless euros spent on over-priced one-star hotels, beachfront caipirinha shacks and rental sun loungers.  As we hurried […]






Worldschool Spring Semester 2013: The Great Gaelic Games

April 2013 Dublin & Kilkenny, Ireland In Ireland earlier this spring, we had the opportunity to learn about the fascinating and ferocious (fascinatingly ferocious?) world of Gaelic sports.  And while I’m not referring to competitive Guinness-swilling, I have been a witness to that at one point in my life, and I can attest that it […]