Uganda & the Nile

During our week in Uganda, we were lucky to be invited to spend a weekend on the Nile. On Saturday morning we drove just over two hours out of Kampala before turning off the tarmac road onto a nondescript red dirt road – I love the color, which is even more vivid in Uganda than […]

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Kenya & the “Big 5”

The first official stop on our honeymoon itinerary was Kenya. Having been to Nairobi and on a horseback safari by myself in 2013, I was excited to be back and this time around to be able to share the experience with both Francois and my brother who was in town for business (he is the […]

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Mindful farming in Spain

During our whirlwind 5-day tour of Spain a few weeks ago, which included Madrid and its surroundings from Rioja all the way to Salamanca, we did a lot of driving. To balance that out, we reached out to a few WorkAway projects to try and visit a small-scale farm in order to get a better […]

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Olives, acorns & newborn lambs

While exploring central Portugal, we looked up a few WorkAway projects (similar to woofing) and – although most require at least a week stay – reached out to them to see if we could stop by for a day or so to see the setup and get some insights on life in the region. Alex […]

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Ignorante wines

Proof money can buy happiness, in a bottle. This story started at a wedding we attended during our first week in Portugal (thank you Ana & James!). When we mentioned the concept behind our world tour, one of the bride’s friends who happened to be sitting at our table immediately thought of her friend Jorge […]

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Lisbon & Surroundings

Highly Recommended: In Lisbon: Food & Drink – Tasca do Esquina, SukhoThai, Red Frog; Visit – Oceanorium Outside Lisbon: Visits – Sintras, Cascais, Obidos, Foz de Arelho The Story: When we landed in Lisbon, our first instinct was to head out of the city to explore surroundings. We stopped in Cascais for lunch, a small […]

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New York, New York

We left New York City on Friday. It is still surreal, and will probably take quite a while to sink in. That said, I can already say that there are some things I will miss a lot and others not so much. I will miss… The energy of the city that never sleeps Randomly epic […]

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Mustaches everywhere

It may not be all that obvious just yet, but we have a thing with mustaches. It all started five years ago. A friend had met her match, and he happened to wear a mustache. I thought that was amazing. She was not as thrilled. And then the oddest thing happened: I started coming across […]

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Volontariat – WWOOFing

This full post only exists in French. It explains what WWOOFing is, why we are taking that approach for most of our trip, and lists websites to find such projects around the world. Who knows, you might be inspired to spend time on a farm and “WWOOF” on your next vacation!

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