Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2012’

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Up and Out: Packing, Budgeting and Leaving (aka Leaping Part 3)

Departure day! The last 24 hours are what we’ve been preparing for – jet lag, no sleep and exhaustion. Just kidding. Kinda. But we’ve packed and budgeted and now travel. It’s been a long time coming and we’ve safely arrived in Brugge, Belgium, our first leg of this trip. I’m extremely excited to spend a week in Belgium, and have …

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12 hours until go time…

As my first post regarding food and culture, I am happy to report I have spent the last few days overindulging in food and drink as is common in US culture. Next: Belgium!

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Bruges Christmas Market

Happy Christmas

Merry christmas to one and all! We wish you the warmest holiday season with family and loved ones. May your holidays be filled with love, light and your own personal inspiration. We’re spending the holiday with our family in Olympia, WA and will begin our international travels December 28. Best, Jess & Jon

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Music in Mali

Road Music

Cue the audience participation! We’re making a travel soundtrack and we want your suggestions.  Add them in the comments below and let us know why your song is perfect for travelers. Here’s our starting point, in no particular order: Senegal Fast Food – Amadou & Miriam London Calling – The Clash I Feel Like Going Home – Yo La Tengo …

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Endings & Beginnings

I’ve been thinking a lot this last week about beginnings and endings; about chapters in our lives and transitions from one to the next. Jon and I on the fast-track now, with one week until we leave Portland, two until international departure. Whether it’s jobs, where we live, and the people we see every day, there are endings, and new …

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