Safari in South Africa

Going on safari was one of the most incredible experiences of our lives!!! It almost makes Deena want to cry just thinking about it. There were times we were terrified (not Cody, though – he wants to make sure people know he wasn’t terrified) because the animals were so close to us. Seriously, incredible. We […]

Porto and Lisbon, Portugal – Good Wine, Great Food, Amazing People

Planning our big around-the-world trip was a ton of fun. We used to spend evenings at our home in Woodland Hills with a huge map on our table, some background music, wine, and of course a pen and paper (and sometimes the show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown). Our list of countries to visit started growing as we would write places down […]

Cathedrals, Tapas, and Flamenco in Spain (Part 2: Granada and Seville)

Spain, continued 🙂 Granada: Granada is a one of the most beautiful cities we visited. From the Alhambra to El Albayzín, and everywhere in between, so much of Granada’s vibrant culture was prevalent. The Alhambra and the Palacio de Generalife are absolute must-sees if you travel to Andalucía, the region in the south of Spain that […]

Cathedrals, Tapas, and Flamenco in Spain (Part 1: Barcelona and Madrid)

***There are two posts for Spain because we wanted to share lots of pictures! Part 1 is Barcelona and Madrid. Part 2 is Granada and Seville (coming soon).*** Leaving Spain was heartbreaking for us! The country is filled with so many things to do, amazing food to eat, and beautiful places to see, including tons of cathedrals. We […]

The French Riviera and the Best Thai Food

The French Riviera is a gorgeous place… no wonder why the rich and the famous vacation here! We spent one week in Marseille and Nice (and a very short stop in Cannes). Our trip was filled with a lot of good food and wine, cold, rain, and Christmas markets! We’ve been waiting for these Christmas markets since […]

Visiting the French Countryside and a Day in Spain

You guys… the French countryside is gorgeous. Seriously, we couldn’t get enough of it. It has only been a month out of our nine month trip and we’re having the time of our lives! We wanted to post this earlier, but we’ve just been having too much fun!!! The last five days we’ve been in the French Riviera will be in […]

Paris – Beignets, Baguettes, and Croissants

What we love most about Paris is the food… more specifically, baguettes at the boulangeries (bakeries), and beignets and croissants at the pâtisseries (pastry shops). No matter what time of day it is, you can always find a Parisian walking around with baguettes. Just this morning, we saw a guy running in full workout attire with four […]

Goodbye, North Carolina! Hello, Paris!

We’ve spent the last week in North Carolina with Cody’s sister, Kimberlee, our brother-in-law, Josh, and our super cute, almost two-year-old nephew, Noah. We had an AMAZING time! They live in a beautiful home on a Marine Corps base called Camp Lejeune. Their backyard includes a forest and this huge pond where you can feed ducks, and if […]

Hello world! Join Us on Our 9 Month Trip Around the Globe!

Welcome to our first blog post! We started this blog to share our adventures and experiences over the next nine months as we travel around the world. Making the decision to drop everything and travel was tough, but after weighing the pros and cons, it became much easier… we don’t have kids, we don’t own a house, we […]