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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Travel

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 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 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...

August 22, 2018

We decided to stay a night in Pisa, as it was on the way from La Spezia to our next destination in Umbria. We strolled into town just before sunset, so we could avoid the heat and the tour buses. I didn’t know anything about Pisa, except for the Leaning Tower. So, I wa...

August 19, 2018

I was excited to go to Cinque Terre.  I had seen the picturesque Italian towns on plenty of travel shows and blogs and was hoping to hike from town to town.  We arrived in La Spezia and used it as our home base for 4 days.  Riomaggiore is the closest of the 5 towns and...

August 12, 2018

Thanks to my mom, I grew up watching a lot of 50's and 60's movies. Come, September (Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida) was distinctly the first time I was exposed to the Italian Riviera, which is where the movie is set. Decades later, as an adult and with my own Rock Hud...

August 8, 2018

As Lyon is the food capital of France, I planned to post a photo gallery showing off all the glorious French food we consumed during the trip like terrinequenelles and tête-de-veau. I also intended to write a review of every bouchon (traditional Lyonnaise restaurant)...

July 26, 2018

This was the most amount of driving we have done so far on the trip.  We left Belfast on a ferry to Liverpool and then spent the day driving across the UK with the hopes of seeing the White Cliffs of Dover.  Unfortunately, we ran into our first rainy day of the trip an...

July 19, 2018

NOTE: I spent close to 2 hours working on a post only for the site to freeze and delete everything. This is the lite version, so apologies if anything reads short or left unexplained.

If you haven't been to Northern Ireland, go. If you like Mother Nature at her finest,...

July 14, 2018

We woke up at 3 am many months ago in order to try and book this trip.  The government only allows about 180 people a day onto the Skellig Michael and it is booked well in advance.  We couldn't get 2 spots together on the boat for the days we wanted so we actually chan...

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