Posts Filed Under Europe

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 […]






The Gift of Love

November 9, 2014 Rome, Italy As I sit here trying to figure out what to write you for your 35th birthday, I am truly at a loss for words. If I was as creative or intelligent as you, I would whip out a poem or a racy birthday card like you did for my 41st birthday. […]






And, Just Like That, We Have a Seven Year Old

Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…    E.E. Cummings When I read this quote I immediately thought of you as you are the ‘love’ that binds our family together. Without […]






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, […]






To the Love of My Life on Her Birthday

November 9, 2013 Seville, Spain Many who read about our travels have no idea that there is a story, many stories actually,that pre-date our traveling life. While I will not go into detail here, it is fair to say that you have played a vital role in shaping the man that I am today. Since […]