Waterworld (aka Venice) and favorite Italy moments

Rick Steves started his guide book with something like this, “Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Even more beautiful than the postcards is seeing it in person.” I… Continue reading

Coasting along the Amalfi Coast and Touring Tuscany

Quick note: We’ve been moving quickly and it is challenging to keep the blog up with our pace so apologies that this post is a little late! As of now, we have finished… Continue reading

When in Rome… (including a tribute to Jon’s mustache)

After 2 weeks of farming and touring Catalonia in Spain, we are now on a 2 week adventure throughout Italy with Jon’s parents! First stop Rome. Here are some tips we have if… Continue reading

Farming in Spain: Days 7-12 in pics

Days 7-12: April 14-19, 2015: The Recap Time is moving so quickly and we have decided to recap the last few days of our time in Spain in pictures. Enjoy! We helped out… Continue reading

Farming in Spain: Days 4-6

Day 4 – Saturday April 11, 2015 – The Rally Tomorrow is the big Community Walk where 300 people will come and walk 12 km through the town, neighboring villages and mountains. Our… Continue reading

Farming in Spain: Days 1-3

Day 1- Wednesday April 8, 2015 – The Arrival  Unable to sleep a wink during our nine hour red eye flight to Barcelona, we are more than a tad delirious with exhaustion and… Continue reading

Semana Santa, One way travel blues, and Spain!

Semana Santa in Santa Marta The last time I was in Santa Marta, Colombia, the central Parque de Novios was peaceful and sprinkled scarcely with snuggly couples on the park benches and one… Continue reading

Forgetting the past in Medellin, Colombia

When you think of Colombia do you think about the time they tied with Germany in the 1990 World Cup? Do you think about the immaculate metro? Maybe you think about the beautiful… Continue reading

A vacation from vacation with friends in Panama

After 3 weeks of “hard” work at Hostal Bastimentos, we treated ourselves to a fun-filled, luxurious week with our dear friends who came to visit us in Bocas del Toro, Panama. This week… Continue reading

Lessons from our Panama work exchange

Mopping, sweeping, cleaning kitchens, doing other people’s dishes, folding laundry, checking in and out guests. Not activities you might choose to do on vacation huh? But what if you were only required to… Continue reading