Our Biggest Adventure

Away for the holidays

After saving and planning for almost 2 years, we finally packed our bags and took off in October of 2019 for the grandest adventure (check out a snapshot here). We started in Paris and spent the holidays making our way through Europe. We visited every Christmas market we could through Geneva, Zurich, and Berlin, and then spent New Years in Prague for back to back fireworks. After the ultimate traveler’s nightmare (Carl’s passport was stolen) in Athens in February, we thought our adventure would end too soon – luckily we were able to extend our stay and get a new passport before heading to South East Asia, spending about a month in Vietnam, and about 2 months each in Japan and Bali, Indonesia. If you’re curious about what how we packed, check out our packing list and gear list.

Sumiyoshi Taisha, Osaka, Japan
One of our favorite shrines in Japan is the Sumiyoshi Taisha (shrine), it’s a bit quieter so a typical morning gives you the shrine to yourself. Hike up the iconic
view from the plane
In October of 2019 we took off for one of the biggest adventures of our lives and landed in Paris, France on Halloween. We made our way to the coast
Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto
Kyoto is one of those beautiful cities were tradition and modernity strike a perfect balance. City center is a packed with Starbucks and Tully’s, but turn the corner and you'll
Carl recording the lanterns
We've always been photo and videography enthusiasts, which meant a bit more in our luggage for the trip. It's a pretty big challenge to pack a gear bag for a
Carl recording lories, Singapore
It may go without saying, but the better you know where and when you’re going, the more efficiently you can pack. While it’s tempting to bring all the “just in
Adrienne and Carl with Kacang in Bali
11 months ago, we quit our jobs and took off on a year long worldwide adventure - and never expected to foster a puppy or fall in love.
We were completely surprised by Doha, Qatar, though to be fair we didn’t have strong expectations. Doha felt like the Singapore of the UAE: it’s an international hub where English
Perdana Botanical Garden
Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the Southeast Asia country to visit if you love a variety of Asia food. The major city was described to us as a "grittier Singapore", which
Rainforest World Music Festival 2019, Jungle stage.
I came across an online post about the Rainforest World Music Festival just after it happened last year while we were still in the planning phase of our Around the