the final 100 days

London England

While we’ve been home for a while now, we never did our final 100 days report. So here we are—read on for some of the highs, lows, and everything in between from our final months on the road! Most Breathtaking Moment Vikram’s pick: Hiking through the rice terraces in Sapa, Vietnam. Mary’s pick: Swimming in the crystal blue Adriatic sea […]

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frequently asked questions

FAQ Round the World

We’ve been home for two months now … I can barely believe it! And it’s been wonderful to be home for the holiday season and spend time with family and friends. We talked about our trip with a lot of people, and it was a bit overwhelming at first to try to boil down the entire trip into one conversation. I […]

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some life lessons from the trip


Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! Despite my best efforts to try and keep the blog as real-time as possible since Amsterdam, we are actually not in Paris anymore … we’ve been home for three weeks! While at times a bit weird to not be on the road anymore, it has been such a joy and comfort to be home with family and […]

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five tips for surviving the louvre

The Louvre is one of the world’s most famous museums, and for good reason. It houses priceless works of art from across the centuries and around the world—from ancient Mesopotamia to the Italian Renaissance. As someone who wishes that in another life to be an art history expert, I was really excited about visiting the Louvre—but also a bit intimidated: how […]

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seven days in paris, part two


This is the second part of our highlights and recommendations for Paris. For more about our time in the wonderful French capital, please see part one. Day Five We started today by fueling up on cappuccinos at Matamata Coffee Bar. France doesn’t have a huge coffee culture, but since it’s a huge international city, hipster cafés with good roasts are slowly emerging. […]

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seven days in paris, part one

This is the first part of our highlights and recommendations for Paris. For more about our time in the wonderful French capital, please see part two. We loved our time in Paris—it is definitely our favorite European city we visited, plus in the top five of cities from the entire trip. Why did we love it so? Beautiful streets lined with the classic […]

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walking the grounds in alsace


Visiting the Alsace region of northeastern France was a bit of a last-minute decision, but it ended up being one of our favorite parts in Europe—and even of the whole trip. First of all, the scenery was simply breathtaking: rolling hills, an array of autumn colors from fading greens to deep reds, expansive plains and farmlands that would stretch for […]

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