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Austin Photo Diary

I flew to Austin at the end of January for a quick girl’s weekend / mini-college reunion. Kathryn met us there from Dallas (I hadn’t seen here in nearly 3 years) and Ciara met us there from Phoenix (I hadn’t seen here in 1.5 years). What’s that cliché about true friends letting so much time pass, but then picking things up right where they left off? Well, whatever it is – it’s true.

What It Looks Like to Have Fun in Milwaukee

It might be hard to believe, but I'm not always the best at documenting our life. I know, I know... it's basically my job, but sometimes I drop the ball. I'm great at taking the pictures, but I'm not always the best at getting them online. Sometimes I feel pressure to edit like they're going to a client, and then post them with beautifully written content to accompany each photo...

What We Spent on Our Trip to Italy

My husband and I feel very fortunate that until recently all our European travels have been piggy-backed onto work trips. This has saved us thousands of dollars in the past, and made traveling internationally fairly affordable for us. I find it important to clarify our past travel budgeting experiences, because I'm about to share exactly what we spent on our trip to Italy over the summer. 

Our Italian Adventure: Part 3 - Capri

Shay and I got back from our Italy adventure in early September. While we there we visited Rome, Positano, and Capri. I’ve been blogging about each place and sharing with you exactly what we did. After this blog series I’m going to share our budget for this trip (spoiler alert, we’re broke)! My hope is that I can help future Italian adventurers plan accordingly and learn from our experience...

Our Italian Adventure: Part 2 - Positano

Shay and I returned from our Italy adventure earlier this month. While we were there we visited Rome, Positano, and Capri. I'll be blogging about each place and sharing with you exactly what we did. At the end of this blog series I’m going to share our budget for this trip (spoiler alert, we’re broke)! My hope is that I can help future Italian adventurers plan accordingly and learn from our experience...

Our Italian Adventure: Part I - Rome

Shay and I got back from our Italy adventure on Sunday afternoon. Thankfully Monday was a holiday, because we were much more jet-lagged than we thought we’d be. On Monday we woke up wide awake around 6am and then transferred to the living room couch where we ate donuts from Stan’s (ah, we missed you), drank coffee, and watched two movies (one of them Angels & Demons, strictly because it takes place in Rome, no judgement please)...

Our Next Overseas Adventure

When I saw this shirt on sale at Old Navy, I knew I had to have it (thanks for the gift card Brandi)! Not only have Shay and I visited the top three cities listed, but those are the last three international trips we've been on together... IN. THAT. ORDER. Weird, right? So as you've now figured out, Rome is next! We leave the day after Shay's 30th birthday, in exactly one week! ... 

London Part II

At the end of October Shay & I went to Berlin & Paris. We were home in Chicago for approximately 3 weeks, and then we flew to London for Thanksgiving! It’s abnormal for us do that much traveling in such a short period of time, but we just can’t say no when these opportunities come up...

London Part I

At the end of October Shay & I went to Berlin & Paris. We were home in Chicago for approximately 3 weeks, and then we flew to London for Thanksgiving! It’s abnormal for us do that much traveling in such a short period of time, but we just can't say no when these opportunities come up...

Paris Part II

Shay and I took a Eurotrip at the end of October. We spent 4 days in Berlin (blog posts here & here), and then flew to Paris and spent 4 days there. My Part I Paris post along with our Guide Map is here. The weather in Paris was amazing for the end of October...

Paris Part I

Shay and I took a Eurotrip at the end of October. We spent 4 days in Berlin (blog posts here & here), and then flew to Paris and spent 4 days there. We arrived in Paris in the afternoon, got the keys for our Air BnB (which was adorable and located in the Marais), and then immediately picked up...

Berlin Part II

Below are pictures from the second part of our trip to Berlin. For Part I photos, descriptions, and our Berlin Guide Map, click here. I just realized that I wrote too much in my "Part I" post that I have nothing to say in this post! Berlin was awesome. End of story... 

Berlin Part I

The Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago this weekend. Seeing news articles about it, it's hard to believe that Shay and I were just there last week! We had such an amazing time in Berlin, from wrapping up his workshop with WebVisions to hopping from beer hall to beer hall. Shay and I were only in Berlin...