Posts in category "Hidden Gems"

Walk like a Roman on Hadrian's Wall and Courtney sacks York

I wish, WISH the word ‘Roman’ had at least one more syllable to be more of a play on words of “Walk like an Egyptian”, mostly so I could include that Aquanetted doozy of a music video in this post.  Oh, what the hell; here it is anyway: Okay, now that that’s out of my system, I... Read more »

78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway

78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway
Elliot and I have seen a lot of Europe, and for the most part our trips are to cities that are pretty well traveled.  For example, my last post, about our travels through Cinque Terre and Florence, garnered a lot of “Love that place!” feedback.  Every now and then, however, we venture off the beaten... Read more »

That's Amore: Falling in Love with Cinque Terre and Florence

What is it about Italy that speaks to so many people?  Talk to almost anyone about Italy, and they get this romantic twinkle in their eyes.  There’s so much of the country to explore, so when flights to Pisa were dirt cheap, we decided to visit nearby Cinque Terre and Florence for the first long weekend... Read more »
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Guinness & Game of Thrones: A Road Trip through Western & Northern Ireland

I have long accepted the fact that I’m a Game of Thrones nerd: I’ve read the entire Song of Ice and Fire series and the book on the history of Westeros, obviously watch the HBO series, and read online forums where “the nerds”, as I affectionately call them, debate their fantastical theories.  Oftentimes, they have me... Read more »

Cape(d) Town Crusaders: Adventures in South Africa

Cape(d) Town Crusaders: Adventures in South Africa
Miss out on our safari (Parts 1, 2, & 3) and Zanzibar adventures? Click on the links to get caught up on our African adventure! El and I have wanted to go to South Africa, specifically Cape Town, since Shakira waka-waka’ed her way into our hearts during the 2010 World Cup.  And can you blame... Read more »

People of the world! Spice up your life (in Zanzibar)!

If you’re like me, for the longest time my knowledge of Zanzibar extended about as far as Tenacious D lyrics.  It was only when our friends spent a week in Zanzibar did I research the Eastern African archipelago more in depth.  It turns out Zanzibar is absolutely stunning: turquoise waters off white sand beaches and populated... Read more »
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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to London

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to London
You guys… Last Friday marked my one-year anniversary of living in London.  Cue the trumpets! via GIPHY Ignoring the fact that I was in the US for the occasion (womp womp), it’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Jolly Ol’ England for a solid year.  It’s been a hell of a year, with tons... Read more »

Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino

Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino
Don’t forget to subscribe by typing your email address in the “Subscribe by Email” box on the right! This is Part III of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.  Miss Part I, with the stories of cheetahs hunting? Click here to catch up! What about Part II,... Read more »

Adventures on Safari Part Two: Leopards & Sky Leapers

Adventures on Safari Part Two: Leopards & Sky Leapers
This is Part II of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.  Miss Part I? Click here to catch up! In the middle of the night, we both woke up to a heavy rain and what sounded like an animal dying. It was crying for a... Read more »
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Adventures on Safari Part One: Hakuna Matata won't save you this time

Adventures on Safari Part One: Hakuna Matata won't save you this time
This is Part I of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya You may have gathered from my last post that we went on a safari last month.  About six months ago, we found super cheap flights to South Africa and jumped on the chance to Hakuna Matata ourselves... Read more »
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