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Robbed in Barcelona

November 24, 2013|Europe|

My heart pounded, I began to sweat . . . my Apple was picked I got off the metro, reached into my purse to get my sunglasses, and realized that my iPhone was gone. Even worse, I immediately knew when it was stolen and who took it. iPhone Stolen on the Metro We both love [...]

How to Use Your iPhone Abroad

November 20, 2013|Travel Tips|

Can't leave home without your iPhone? It is possible to use your iPhone in some countries without incurring high roaming fees by purchasing a sim card with a local phone number. See how... We frequently used our iPhones on the world trip for research, communication, and navigation. To avoid high roaming charges and service issues, [...]

Around the Word Trip: the Adventure Ends

November 5, 2013|World Trip|

249 days, 4 continents, 15 countries We can hardly believe that 8.5 months went by so fast and we have traveled around the world! Here are a few highlights and travel stats for our incredible adventure. Countries Visited Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru How [...]


October 31, 2013|South America|

Incredible mountain vistas, rich Inca history, parades galore Peru was the final destination on our world trip. We spent two weeks exploring Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and of course journeyed to Machu Picchu on the Hiram Bingham train.   High altitude head rush! When we stepped off the plane in Cusco, we [...]

World Trip Fitness

October 23, 2013|World Trip|

Staying fit on a journey around the world A trip around the world offered a fantastic opportunity to sample new food and drinks, but we knew that too much indulgence during an 8 1/2 month period would make us fat.  We both have a challenge maintaining our weight and have gained and lost 20+ pounds [...]

Colonia del Sacramento

October 2, 2013|South America|

Tranquilo on the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay After four weeks of city life in Buenos Aires, we savored ten days in this laid back riverside town. We strolled along the river, explored the UNESCO World Heritage historic quarter, saw lots of stray dogs, and watched beautiful sunsets from our balcony.   [...]

Buenos Aires

September 23, 2013|South America|

Four weeks in Argentina’s capital city Maybe it was the weather (cold and rainy) or maybe we were just burned out on cities… but we didn’t really connect with Buenos Aires during our four-week stay.   Buenos Aires was the third long-term stay on our trip around the world. We anticipated the chance [...]

Rio de Janeiro

August 23, 2013|South America|

Pretty, gritty city; food poisoning 2.0 Rio is a city of contradictions. Incredible mountain formations and beautiful beaches are set amidst run down city streets and hillside favelas. On the second day of our one-week visit, Michael got food poisoning – again.   Rio de Janeiro is our first South America destination – [...]


August 19, 2013|Europe|

Ceramic tiles, statues, hills, and Fado Lisbon was the final destination in our 14-week stay in Europe. Compared with busy Barcelona, it was a more relaxing city to explore, with interesting neighborhoods, tasty dining options, and lots of statues. Lisbon Sightseeing Belem Neighborhood Our visit to the Belem neighborhood started a little sketchy [...]


August 15, 2013|Europe|

Quiet, steamy August visit Neither of us had been to Spain’s third largest city, so we stopped by to check it out. Since we only had three days and the steamy weather was not conducive to marathon sightseeing, we focused on a few of the more popular attractions.   The first thing we [...]

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