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Roman Theatre And Cartagena

Mar Menor & Cartagena, Spain

The post is overdue, I know, sorry about that. You know that the idea of “Seeking Fireflies” is about travel and inspiration. Well, unfortunately I can’t say that our lack of writing is due to an overwhelming influx of inspiration. No, just laziness, and not a whole lot of activity. But! We have had the pleasure of visiting some of …

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Our view of Norway

Living in Norway – First Thoughts

We’ve been in living in Norway now for about 6 days now and thought I’d share our initial observations on this beautiful northern country. For those catching up, we’re here until July 16th or so on a housesitting assignment. It’s an arrangement where we stay for free in someone’s home while they’re on holiday and take care of the house …

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Newcastle & Castle Keep

Newcastle’s Castle Keep

A visit to the Castle Keep in Newcastle, England shows you the inside of the castle as well as sweeping views of the city.

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Holy Island Bay England

Observations on English Culture

Now that we’ve signed out of England and are in Scotland for a few days, I thought I’d give a few observations on English culture as we’ve experienced it. To our English friends – feel free to dispute or corroborate any of these claims! Even though England may not seem as foreign or different as some of the places we’ve …

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Newcastle Bridge City

Global Travel: Irresponsible or Growing Opportunity?

This post was written by me (Jess) with healthy input and editing from Jon. Over the last 6 months, 9-12 months really, I’ve been thinking a lot about whether the decision to sell our stuff, leave our jobs and go on the road was plain irresponsible or an attempt to live life to the fullest before it passes by.  With …

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Video: 16 Hours in York

Jon and I spent a short overnight in York – here’s what we were up to!  

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