CouchSurfing Around The World

Maya Beach on Koh Phi Phi Leh, ThailandWe gave up our apartment, put our things into storage, and began traveling around the world. Married for just two years, we set off with very little planning. Working along the way, and CouchSurfing as often as possible, we’ve made crazy new friends and have seen some amazing places. Follow our shenanigans though nine countries over four months!

Lucerne — Art of God

We planned a day trip by train to Lucerne in the Swiss Alps. It was a beautiful trip, and an even more beautiful destination. The lake below the mountains stretched far and wide and looked clean enough to drink. That is a huge contrast to the green and muddy Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri… Read More

Queen of the Adriatic Sea

We zipped over to Venice after our stay in Cutigliano. Okay, we didn’t zip. We got to Florence to find the train was full and we needed a reservation to get on. I was still trying to understand the Eurail pass at this time. The phrase “some trains need reservations” didn’t help me at all. The website didn’t help either. Read More

Exploring the Heart of the Roman Empire

Rome. It’s a powerful name that conjures up images of Cesar’s armies, fierce gladiators and incredible architecture. It’s a place rich with history and being there, you feel that history all around you. Walking through a park, over a hill, and having the tattered skeleton of the coliseum rise up in front of you brings into focus how many have come before you. You wonder how many have stood in the same place, marveling at the same exceptional creation. Read More