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2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review

Previous years-in-review – 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 In 2023 we focused on longer, slower trips. That led to less total flying than in...

2022 Year in Review

2022 Year in Review

Previous years-in-review – 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 2022 marked a busier travel year, including a return to international travel. 5 countries...

2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

Previous years-in-review – 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 2021 was another slow(er) travel year - no international travel, but following our vaccinations we...

2018 Travel Overview

2018 Travel Overview

Previous years-in-review – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 Some of our travel stats for the year: 7 countries visited: we returned to the UK (3 times!), Ireland, Italy, France,...

London: Sunday Roast with Aunt Kim + Jules

London: Sunday Roast with Aunt Kim + Jules

We purposely left Sunday morning free to meet up with Kim and Jules, who proposed lunch at a pub on the Thames. To get out there we took the Tube to the Kew Garden station and met up at Tap on the...

2017 Travel Overview

2017 Travel Overview

Previous years-in-review – 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 Some of our travel stats for the year: 122k+ total air miles on 6 airlines: American Airlines, Southwest, British Airways,...

2014 Travel Overview

2014 Travel Overview

Videos from previous years - 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 (recap post) Some of our travel stats for the year: 109,409 total air miles on 16 airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay...

Asia/Australia 2013: the tennis

Asia/Australia 2013: the tennis

The Australian Open, known locally as 'the tennis,' was a motivating factor for our trip. However, tickets didn't go on sale until October, so we had to wait 7 months after reserving our flights...

2012 retrospective

2012 retrospective

Leandra recently completed our now annual (2011, 2010, 2009) year-in-photos recap with a 3 minute video overview highlighting our travels (domestic and international) and home renovations (backyard)...

Eleven years ago…

Eleven years ago…

Eleven years ago we got all dressed up, said our vows and danced the night away with family and friends. Then we got on a plane to a beautiful place, drove around the entire island and took several...

Ava’s christening

We made a quick trip up to Chicago his weekend for our niece's christening. I figured it would be good to show up since I am the godmother and all. :) The day started with a relaxing picnic at a...

10 years

On our honeymoon in Hawaii we propped our camera on a rock at a nearby resort and took the following photo: 2001 - Big Island, HI With that photo in mind I made sure to bring along that same dress...

introducing Ava Izabel

Born: 7/7/2011 at 7:15pm Stats: 7lbs, 6oz; 19 inches long snoozing in grandpa's arms looking at her mama hooray for being a new auntie!

2010 recap

Here is a quick video highlighting some of our favorite images and experiences from 2010. The song is "After Hours" by We Are Scientists, helpfully chosen by Eric.

anniversary lunch

The weather for the past week has been beautiful here, so Eric and I decided to celebrate our 13 year dating anniversary with a leisurely lunch at Herons on Tuesday. Not only was the food delicious...

a beach wedding

This post is a few weeks after the fact, so most people have probably seen the photos on E&L Gallery, but here are a few of my favorites from Neil (Eric's brother) and Nicole's wedding in Mexico...

Ramblin’ Rose triathlon

Eric's birthday was on Saturday, so I was happy to take my mind off the race the next day by hosting a paella party in his honor the night before. Everyone in the house was up by 6:15 on Sunday and...

celebrating our anniversary

Hola! We are back from our whirlwind vacation to Lima and Machu Picchu in Peru just in time to celebrate our eight year wedding anniversary! It all started with a trip to Hawaii eight years ago......

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)