About Us


We started this blog for our family and friends to follow alongside  us on our journey, but for those who've stumbled across this page... Hello!                                                       


We're Graham and Jane and our story goes something like this:

We met in NYC and quickly fell in love with each other, but simultaneously fell out of love with our respective careers. For so many reasons and at the same time for no reason at all, asking ourselves "why not?", we decided to take off for 18 months to explore this beautiful world and the people who live in it.

Thanks for moving along with us on this journey, through what is planned and all the unplanned that is sure to come.  Welcome to our great affair!

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Our Great Affair

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Disclaimer: we are not professional writers, photographers, or bloggers.  We're not even decent ones.  So, please bear with us as we continue building this little site of ours. We're aiming to post every 2-3 days, as we're on the road, so check back once in awhile or make it easy on yourself and scroll down to subscribe to our mailing list. 

November 10, 2018

On Monday, November 5th - after walking for 29 days across 700km through Northern Spain - we finally entered the final stretch into Santiago de Compostela. I can't even relay the mixed emotions I felt as we entered the plaza where the church is located: pride, joy, exc...

October 30, 2018

It's been an eventful 2 weeks since our last post.   I've survived some pretty nasty blisters that required us to take a rest day in Burgos.  It did however give us an extra day to check out the beautiful cathedral they have there.  Construction of the cathedral starte...

October 17, 2018

After 9 days of walking, we made it to Burgos which is one of the bigger cities along the Camino. So big that there's even a McDonald's, Papa John's and Dominos here. While the little family-run hotels have been pleasant along the way, it was so nice to check into a Ma...

October 13, 2018

We are traveling again and will spend 30 days in Spain hiking the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela.  The Way of Saint James attracts almost 300,000 pilgrims a year.  I first walked across Spain in 2013 with my mom and we both thoroughly enjoye...

October 11, 2018

Dubrovnik, I feel, has been the travel buzz word for the past recent years, especially in part to Game of Thrones. And I can totally see why. This little town has such an interesting history given its role in maritime trade. While it was incredibly crowded (we understa...

October 7, 2018

If you find yourself in Croatia, make sure you stop by Plitvice National Park. Our visit was one of my favorite stops during this leg of the trip. Paths have been set up so you can easily walk along wooden/dirt trails, taking you through different lakes and passing som...

October 7, 2018

We are sitting in a hotel room in Pamplona, Spain about to begin the Camino de Santiago tomorrow.  We were absolutely horrible about posting the last couple months and here is our attempt to catch up and start to be more consistent the next few months.

We were back in N...

October 7, 2018

We made the long drive up to Pula from Pitigliano and needed a starting point for our 3 weeks in Croatia.  We didn't know much about Pula but after doing a little research, we found out it has one of the best roman amphitheaters so decided to check it out.  It didn't d...

September 9, 2018

The end of August had a few challenges.  We blew a tire on the way to Sarajevo and had to skip Sarajevo as we waited for a replacement in Montenegro.  Our plans to travel to the south of France for a week fell through and we changed our flight to return home a few days...

August 23, 2018

This post is dedicated to the towns we discovered along our drive. These are the towns that we fell in love with during our roadtrip and where we got a real taste of Italy. 

Monteleone d'Orvieto

We stayed at The Little Olive Grove at Casa Mimosa, which we found on Airbnb...

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