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Barcelona from Mont Juic

2 Days in Barcelona

What a whirlwind! I arrived in Toulon, France on Friday night after 2 days in Barcelona. Is 2 days enough to do that city justice? Absolutely not. Did I give it a good go? Hell yes. Would I ever want to go back to Barcelona? Are you crazy for asking such a silly question?? Ok, I guess I asked that …

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Festival Cante de las Minas

Last Friday night Jon and I had a blast. Near dusk we drove about 45 minutes south towards Cartagena to a small inland mining town called La Union for the 53rd Annual Festival Cante de las Minas, or “Songs of the Mines.” The chance to go see an international flamenco festival was one not to pass up. Plus, the cheapy …

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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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Touring England – Off the Beaten Path

At long last our blog is fixed and we can resume sharing stories from our travels with you. First up – touring England – off the beaten path and in places you probably wouldn’t normally go to, but are brilliant (as they say). Our time in England has been driven by 2 things – where our friends live that can …

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Mysteries Solved! – kinda

My my, does time fly. It’s already been three weeks since we ended our jobs at American Village, flew to Florida and arrived back in Europe. How did that happen so quickly?! Well it did. We’re currently in Southend, England, in the county of Essex, about 45 minutes east of London by train. It’s a bit of a story, but …

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Return to America (for now)

After a fabulous 2 days in Lyon, France, and a very short but stunning few hours in Paris, we’re hopping the pond and heading stateside tomorrow to relax, recuperate and celebrate my brother’s marriage in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s almost strange to be going to America at this time. Aside from the fact that I cannot wait to see my family, …

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