Before we knew it, the time had come to head off to Rome! Unfortunately, every new adventure begins with a goodbye.

As a long term traveler, I was admittedly anxious about how spending the holidays away from my family would affect me. When constantly moving from place to place and people to people, feelings like loneliness and isolation find sneaky ways to creep their slippery tendrils into life’s quiet moments. On top of that, holidays, Read More

A Warm Welcome After a short layover in Berlin, we landed in Naples at around 7:00pm. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see my old friend Dino! It’d been 13 months since I’d last left his happy home for Sicily, and as far as I was concerned that was 13 months, Read More

Aubre and I landed in Faro, Portugal around 8:00pm, and immediately fell in love with the change in climate! It was noticeably warmer, even this late in the evening, than it had been midday in Ireland. Our new host, Thilo, had graciously offered to pick us up from the airport and drive us to, Read More

As hinted in my last post, our very first experience in Ireland was not very welcoming. Instead of the 2-3 months we’d planned to spend on the Emerald Isle, a cantankerous immigration officer only permitted us 5 weeks in the country. They not only needlessly limited our time, but they openly ridiculed us for, Read More