Ever been off the grid?

One of the things John and I do when we travel is try to push the envelope. That is to say, what is the most “culturally immersed” activity we can do or place we can go. And sometimes it’s not easy or is a little uncomfortable at times. I’m ok with that. When I’m old (soon) and cranky (too late) I imagine we’ll dial it back a bit, but until then… we’re going off the grid. Continue reading

Amman to Feynan – but first, lemme Wadi Mujib

After a mostly restful sleep, (Good Morning! says the local mosque at 3:30AM) we prepared for our day of travel.

Tasty breakfast in tummies of the typical eggs, halloumi cheese, beef sausage and yogurt with fruit, we carried down our bags to meet our driver, Adli. Our original plan was to go straight to the Feynan Ecolodge, but our host insisted we go to Wadi Mujib as it was on the way. And since it was something I had hoped we’d get to, but figured we wouldn’t have time for, it was a nice surprise. Continue reading

I was told there’d be falafel

Hello dear readers! After arriving back from Jerash, we were ready – very ready – for our first falafel. We are falafel fans. Whether it’s a street cart in midtown Manhattan or a food truck in Paris, count us in! And we were so fortunate to be staying near one of best falafel joints in Amman, Hashem. With map in hand, we meandered through the narrow, downhill streets. Continue reading

Middle East, here we come!

Greetings from Jordan! We have been anxiously anticipating our summer trip since beginning to consider this destination in late 2015. There has always been an interest in the Middle East, and Jordan especially, but the fires were stoked back in late 2014 while watching the Netflix favorite An Idiot Abroad. And then shortly after, another of our favorite series, Departures (season 1, episode 2), featured it… and after that, we knew our hearts were set on it and our minds and wallets just needed to catch up. Continue reading

Venice – A throwback to 2015

Hi everyone! We are currently on our summer trip and having a blast. So far it’s involved 100+ degree days and a 3:30am wake up call, of sorts. That’s all the hints you get for now. Any guesses?? Posts and pictures to come!

Until then, here’s a video I just finished of last years time in Venice. Grab a classic Venetian Apperol spritzer and enjoy the canal views!   Continue reading

Bryce Canyon

Coming off of the exhilaration of summiting Angels Landing, one would think that there would be little that could compare to that thrill.  Just a 1 1/2 hour drive from Zion National Park, however, is the spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park.  Known for its hoodoos, described by the National Park Service as “tall skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins,” Bryce Canyon is perhaps the most fascinating of all the natural wonders we experienced on this trip. Continue reading