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Why We Travel

Monk initiation ceremony outside of Mandalay, Myanmar. Last week when I wrote the post about how we are trying to figure out life-travel balance, I was reflecting on why we travel. And then I got a little sappy, because the reasons were so many:…

September 25, 2020 | one comment
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Exploring Soap Lake, WA – How to Make a Vacation Out of It

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November 26, 2019 | no comments yet
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DC like a local: Cherry Blossoms

Last week we published our guide to the Best Cherry Blossom experience in Washington DC in the most iconic spot – the Tidal Basin. And it’s true, if you only have time/patience for one place, you’ve got to hit up Thomas Jefferson Memorial loop (exact…

March 18, 2018 | 2 comments
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Castle Hopping in Albania

Is it surprising that Albania is a great destination for castle hopping? Like, really great. Albania is not a large country, and there are by no means countless historic fortresses and edifices — which means that castle sightseeing is not overwhelming, there’s no FOMO, or castle fatigue.…

November 17, 2015 | 6 comments
How to spend one day in Tirana, Albania
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One day in Tirana, Albania

We’ve spent more than one day in Tirana, Albania — three days, in fact! — and found it to be a very pleasant experience to amble between our coffee shop of choice, several green spaces in downtown area, and a few monuments and notable…

November 3, 2015 | 4 comments