• A Perfect 10: Building a Dream Itinerary in the ‘City of Lights’

    “I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all means. You stumble, and you soar. And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris […]

  • “Never Again”: Can We Live Up to These Words?

    “There are moments, there are times, when there isn’t a grey zone, when there isn’t really room for nuance, where, if you’re not resisting, you’re partaking.” – Timothy Snyder, professor of European history at Yale University I wrote the majority […]

  • House Sitting Our Way Through Europe

    Terra: “I want to travel to castles, dine on duck confit and endless baguettes, go to the opera, lounge on sunny beaches, and (of course) have a strong wifi signal.” Nate: “That sounds great! I will start booking our trip.” […]

  • When a Problem is a Good Thing: ‘Whaling it’ at Fontainebleau

    The last few days have marked an entirely new type of adventure on our trip. In this post I’ll discuss a number of unusual things from the weekend, including but not limited to 1) finding ourselves in the “Sea of […]

  • Budapest: Walking through the past to make sense of the present

    Looking back on our 5 days in Budapest, I’m struck by the sometimes irreconcilable tension that we found in a city with an ‘up-and-coming’ feel in the midst of a mostly poor country that doesn’t seem to know if it wants […]