Best Travel Books and Movies For When You Need to Escape

Some states are starting to relax stay at home orders but many of us could be looking at another month at least. Or another quarantine. We’re probably going to be in a state of start and stop of stay-at-home (say that five times fast) until we have a vaccine or herd immunity (likely vaccine). We … More Best Travel Books and Movies For When You Need to Escape

Masks

We were all told to NOT wear masks (probably falsely). To be fair it’s easier to tell people “don’t wear masks” than to explain “if you buy all the masks you’re taking them from the healthcare workers who actually need them.” They do need them. You don’t need them but a mask wouldn’t hurt. The … More Masks

The New Plan

In another timeline we would be moving into our new apartment in Japan, and starting a whole new adventure. Instead, we’ve been here: It’s not Japan, but it is pretty cool. In many ways what we are doing in Colorado is as foreign to us as Japan would have been. We have had to start … More The New Plan

Winter Short Stories

It’s that time of year again. All the things we could’ve blogged about but didn’t because it wasn’t long enough, or we were busy, or whatever. What have we been up to? What haven’t we been up to? We leave in exactly 10 days and we are not handling it very well. Our days are spent skulking … More Winter Short Stories

Recipe: Tostada

Tostada is toast. But it is so much more than toast. It’s a really good baguette toasted and served something delicious upon it. Every adult in Spain eats one at 11:30 and half the restaurants have punch cards buy-5-tostadas-get-one-free kind of deals. 1 is super cheap, you can get tostada and a coffee for 2.60 … More Recipe: Tostada

Zagreb

As we said, we had been happy in Slovenia. So when it came time for us to leave we were less than happy. But at least we had our final destination to look forward to, Zagreb. We woke up super early to catch a bus. Our journey to Zagreb involved a bus to Ljubljana, then … More Zagreb

Kranjska Gora

Our final adventure in Slovenia was in and mostly around Kranjska Gora. It’s a fairly famous ski town and we had heard it was great for New Years Eve celebrations. Mostly we went to see the gorgeous Julian Alps. To clear it up -the Alps go over 8 countries and 750 miles (1,200 km). So … More Kranjska Gora

Lesce and Lake Bled

We left Ljubljana fairly early in the morning. We walked by the American and Russian embassies which are right next to each other. A fun fact is that this phenomenon doesn’t happen anywhere else on earth – for some reason they’re neighbors in Ljubljana but everywhere else they don’t like to be that close to … More Lesce and Lake Bled