California Highway 1

Contrary to our Midwestern assumptions, it turns out there are cold, rainy days in California. And they can come in relentless succession. When we left our Airbnb in New Mexico for two weeks of reservation-free wandering up California’s famous Highway 1, the coastal camping trip we envisioned was warm and… Continue Reading

National Monuments of New Mexico

Not long into our drive towards Albuquerque we realized our mistake in not having visited New Mexico sooner. This stunning state is indeed the land of enchantment with its diverse range of climates, environments, and cultures. A vast and largely unpopulated state, New Mexico boasts some of the most spectacular… Continue Reading

London, England: Our Airbnb Honeymoon Part I

The day after our tiny, backyard wedding, we grabbed our two backpacks and headed off to England for our honeymoon. Staying exclusively in Airbnbs, we split two weeks between the buzz of London and picturesque towns scattered through the English countryside. In this two part series, we’ll share our favorite urban… Continue Reading

Chatham, New York

I grew up next door to an Irish Catholic cop from upstate New York. When Jay and I knew we’d be venturing to the northeast for the first time, we asked him for his recommendations. This stoic guy got a big grin on his face, and rattled off an incredible… Continue Reading

A New York City Christmas in 24 Hours

The morning we were supposed to go into New York City to soak up 24 hours of Christmas buzz, we had a rather large snafu. After booking our Amtrak tickets from the closet Connecticut station, making a one-night reservation for Odin at a Petsmart in Hartford, and packing up his bone… Continue Reading