Prague is a dark place. – Fred Durst

Prague never lets you go…this dear little mother has sharp claws. – Franz Kafka

Prague is a city with a difficult past and remarkable resiliency.  Despite dark corners of its history, from the burning at the stake of “heretical” reformer Jan Hus to occupations by the Nazis and Soviets, Prague has been able to weather these cultural and political storms throughout its history.

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Český Krumlov

When people think of the Czech Republic, Prague immediately comes to mind.  And with good reason – Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  However, there’s much more to the Czech Republic than just its major city.  When you go, make sure to venture outside of Prague and see the surrounding area.

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Playlist for a Road Trip

As both a travel and music enthusiast, I often go somewhere with the perfect song or album already in mind for the journey there.  Listening to that particular album while getting to or in that destination is like the cherry on top of a complete life experience.  In fact, not having access to that music may even take away a bit from the experience.

What albums do you have to have with you in the car for a long drive? Here’s a countdown of Husband’s all time top 20 road trip albums.

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There’s a piece of Britain in the Outer Banks…

Hatteras Island is a remote barrier island that, over the years, has been made less and less remote due to the bridges and highways (albeit a two lane one…but they still call it Highway 12) that have been built over the years to connect it to the rest of North Carolina and to the world.  At the southern tip of Hatteras Island, however, exists a ferry that can take you to an island that remains disconnected except by water transportation.  This island is Ocracoke.

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Panorama of Salvo

I tried my hand at taking a panorama with the Nikon.  Basically, you take a series of overlapping pictures using a tripod and then use Photoshop to stitch the pictures together.  I’m not an iPhone panorama snob (although I only have a 4s…so it’s not oozing megapixels) but it’s cool to know I can also do it this way.  (Full-quality image here)


Outer Banks Musings…

It’s a warm December here in the Outer Banks – quite a bit warmer than previous winters spent here.  This means that we have been able to walk around in shorts and a tee-shirt most days we have been here.  We’ve also enjoyed warmer water, which means that while wetsuits are required for brave souls venturing into the ocean, gloves and hoods are not.  Here are some of the other things that we’ve enjoyed this week in the Outer Banks.

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