Dordogne River Float

This summer we spent a day floating down France's Dordogne River. Though we were technically 'canoeing,' we definitely let the river do the work. And as we melted down stream in the Dordogne's generous current, we couldn't help but agree with the River Rat's timeless credo:

'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Home are the Sailors (A Preview of Things to Come)

'Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill.'' Robert Louis Stevenson

It has been a busy summer of travel, but we are home and excited to share photos from our journeys with you. In the coming weeks we will post photos from our time in Poland, Sardinia (Italy), the Bordeaux Region and Paris, France as well as Holland and Croatia. But in the meantime, here is a little preview of things to come, with much more on the near horizon.

We hope you will continue to travel the way with us this fall. 

Ashlyn & Austin

The Island of Hven, Sweden | Part 1

After two years living in Scandinavia, we have finally set out upon a quest to see more of the islands and countryside in Denmark and Sweden. Our first stop on this adventure - the tiny island of Hven, Sweden. With a year round population of around 300 people, this place is the essence of quaint. And, as you will see below, our new favorite day trip from Copenhagen. In the sun, this place is breathtaking.

First Days of Summer in Copenhagen

The weather is still a mixed bag, but the days have stretched out long again and the winds have calmed; and a whole new spirit has settled in upon the Danish capital - a wide-open, ever smiling, ice cream infused spirit. The spirit of the first days of summer. 

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Spring Comes to Skovshoved

After a long, dark winter, Spring has arrived in Denmark. And we couldn't be more grateful. So, here are a few shots from around the neighborhood - a photographic celebration of this warming season and the (hopefully) even warmer summer to come.

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La Sagrada Familia | Barcelona, Spain

The Church of the Sagrada Familia is a wonder to behold - simple as that. It is at the same time sacred architecture, modern art sculpture, act of worship, national symbol, expressionist experiment....and on and on the adjectives flow. All fitting. All falling short. Perhaps Antonio Gaudi's church is best described by the builder himself:

'The creation continues incessantly through the media of man.'  Antonio Gaudi

Amen. Now go visit it for yourself. 

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10 Must-Taste Treats in Delicious Barcelona

Barcelona is a feast for the eyes, the imagination, and the taste buds. Here are some of our favorite finds from the capital of Catalonia. Special thanks to Marta Greber for all of her impeccable cafe / bar / restaurant suggestions.

The delightful Brunch & Cake. 

The delightful Brunch & Cake. 

Churros. Hot off the grill. Made by la abuela. 

Churros. Hot off the grill. Made by la abuela. 

Barceloneta.

Barceloneta.

Solonica Lukumas. 

Solonica Lukumas. 

Our favorite Vermut and tapas, Morro Fi.

Our favorite Vermut and tapas, Morro Fi.

Bar Pasages.

Bar Pasages.

Satan's Coffee Corner. Inside the bike shop.

Satan's Coffee Corner. Inside the bike shop.

Marcos of Satan's Coffee Corner.

Marcos of Satan's Coffee Corner.

Barcelona's best brew.

Barcelona's best brew.

Our first 'Cronut.' Not our last.

Our first 'Cronut.' Not our last.

The very cozy Granja Petibo.

The very cozy Granja Petibo.

These are everywhere. Thankfully.

These are everywhere. Thankfully.

Timesburg Hamburgueseria.

Timesburg Hamburgueseria.

Vermut, Bar Pasages

Vermut, Bar Pasages

Gaudi's Park Güell | Barcelona

How do you photograph a place like Antoni Gaudí s magical Park Güell? How do you capture the Dr. Seuss-like whimsy, the impossible intricacy - the romantic sense of place? Maybe you can't. Or, maybe by zooming in on the details of the place we can interpolate just a bit of the genius behind such a strange, magical creation. If only we could have had it to ourselves.

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