Ukraine (Recap at 131 Days)

One of my favorite ways to hunt for airfares is to use Google Flights, which can show you an entire calendar of dates with the price for each date, or even a map of destinations with a price for each destination. Give it a try if you haven’t; you might find some incredible deals! We […]

Riga and Vilnius (Recap at 122 Days)

From Tallinn, we took a fun day tour on Thursday, September 1, 2016, en route to Riga, Latvia. It was really nice to see some sights en route from point A to point B instead of just blowing by them on a rental car or bus, and we had a great journey! En route, we stopped in […]

Stockholm and Tampere (Recap at 107 Days)

We arrived in Stockholm, where life is expensive, on Monday, August 15. For one meal, we found ourselves spending $24 for two bowls of tomato soup! Stockholm had the most impressive museum we’ve seen to date: the Vasa Museum contains a fully intact viking warship from the 17th century, raised off the ocean floor in 1959. […]

Recap Ninety-five Days In

On Monday August 8, we headed out early from our hotel near the Amsterdam airport to catch a 6:30am flight to Rome. We weren’t originally sure whether we would find time for Italy during our trip, but after hunting down an airfare for about 90 Euros per person, we decided we couldn’t pass up the […]

Recap Eighty-eight Days In: The Netherlands

On Monday August 1, we grabbed a short flight from Prague into the Netherlands. We took a short break from seeing major world cities to rent a car and drive into a small town, Sommelsdijk, a couple hours south of Amsterdam by car. Sommelsdijk isn’t normally on a lot of tourists’ maps, but we had […]

Recap Eighty-one Days In

On Friday, July 22, we headed from eastern Europe back toward the west, boarding a flight from Bucharest to Berlin. It was our first time flying on airberlin, a member of the Oneworld alliance. By using 7,500 British Airways Avios and a $24 copay per person, we were on our way. The British Airways loyalty program […]

Recap Seventy-two Days In: Eastern Europe

After a wonderful week in Germany, it was time to branch out and see a couple destinations outside of western Europe. On July 13, we took a nice flight from Frankfurt airport to Sofia, Bulgaria. We were excited to see eastern Europe, but it was kind of jarring to land and find ourselves unable to […]

Recap Sixty-three Days In

After witnessing Pride in Cologne and spending an extra couple days there enjoying the city, it became time to meet up with Charley’s mom Jan. Over the course of our trip, we’re hoping to meet as many family members as we can overseas, when they have the time available to come see us, and it […]

Recap Fifty-five Days In

From Brussels, we took a July 1 train to Paris (where we continued our run of free hotel nights), hoping to see what Pride festivities the city had to offer. You can look at Charley’s professional quality photos here, but just to summarize, it was a really great time. This was my third time being […]

Recap Fifty-one Days In

Upon leaving Tangier on June 17, we flew to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. (You can read here about our nearly free lodging while there, and/or take a look at Charley’s masterful photos of our time.) Tenerife was a good chance for us to slow down a bit, as our trip has been a lot of […]

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