Taking a lens and finding some words from stepping out around the world 

Oh Captain, My Captain

November 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
My captain, (Tim) my captain If I thought “catching up” on sleep was a possibility before Ireland, it almost seems laughable now starting the second leg of our journey. Its 6 am (1 am for you savvy followers) and I’m the last awake and the first ready, praising my foresight of picking up a starbucks from the little corner market under our flat the...
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Hop Skip Jump

November 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
3 am feels more and more natural everyday and this morning, we literally jump out of bed to a little harmless spilling type accident that I so fortunately thought to wake us to. No harm, no foul and certainly now an even earlier start to our day. Having spent the hour it takes to work out packing up the previous night, we get our feet to the groun...
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Stepping Out

November 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Stepping out Coffee is life and Pret’s are as to London as Starbucks is to America. However, a Macchiato does not follow the same equation, as Lucia had the pleasure of finding out. I got my forth Flat White of the trip and we sat in a wee park enjoying the morning air before we shuffled down to the underground. Despite several transfers and li...
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Sketch out adventure

October 17, 2017  •  1 Comment
8 AM That’s 3 am for all you Westerners. Four snoozes later, we are up, out the door, and one tube stop down at the London Tower Bridge station for a bite to eat at The Breakfast Club. As someone who does not relish the idea of breakfast, I was shocked just how much I enjoyed this meal. This blast from the past styled diner seemed to be the mo...
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Jack and Jill cross The Pond

October 10, 2017  •  3 Comments
Let’s get this out of the way as far as informative blogging goes, Norwegian Air: you get what you pay for. As for a 11 pm flight from MCO to Gatwick, London fortunately for me, that just meant a “dreamliner” where the dreams were questionable but the flight did it’s job. Lucia tells me the food was par for the course airline delicacies and the in-...
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Over and Out

April 07, 2016  •  1 Comment
Coming back to the states Spoiler: I am safe and sound, already home adjusting to the ebb and flow of "productive living" with a an affinity for the morning (thank you time change). But we will finish this adventure together, the way we started. STRIKE The best day to leave Are you are booking a vacation or an adventure to test your determination...
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Disneyland Paris

April 04, 2016  •  1 Comment
It's my last day in Europe! Disneyland. It's funny, because of my experiences to date, people seem to have the most opinions about my trek to Disneyland and there is not much middle ground. For me it is an opportunity, maybe to a few it seemed like a waste of a Paris day. For me though, I've spent almost a month absorbing new, historical, and cult...
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Paris je t'aime

April 02, 2016  •  1 Comment
It's another full day Under, up, and over Paris Caffeinated, today was a day for Le Metro. Even with some extra speed under the city, it was still an eleven mile day. So hold tight and perhaps grab a snack. Eiffel Tour It's not just the wide angle lens, looking up at this massive genius of a structure, line seem to bend and the mind with it. In t...
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Half marathon at the Louvre

March 30, 2016  •  2 Comments
Ready Set Art My first full day in Paris It's spring time in Paris, which similar to Florida means completely unpredictable rain. In its manic episodes, the sky opens with gusto, making the local vendors very profitable on their umbrella sales. Not a great place for ponchos, as the depressive state of the sky only likes to casually consider the ide...
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Bonjour!

March 29, 2016  •  1 Comment
It feels a lot like one very long day When does a day even really begin? If it's when you wake up, then my day started and stopped all across Italy, Switzerland, and France. The TGV was another experience of it's own. The view may be no different from first to second class, but the luck of the draw seating might have been worth the set back. Not th...
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One more day in Paradise, One night in quite the opposite

March 29, 2016  •  2 Comments
The gray skies rolled away in the night and I woke up to a bright and ready blue morning Some places in the Cinque Terre you can book ahead of time online. They are hard to find, trust me. Air bnb opened a few more options but most places are found simply by wandering the streets and looking for rooms open signs. Being the type A that I am, I did...
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Walk with me

March 28, 2016  •  3 Comments
This was a day for hiking. Backpacking across the countryside, yes Backpacking in the city, yes Backpacking while trying to fit into a tiny gelato store, yes Today had it all and then some. It was a cool, grey day outside. Maybe the pictures have less of that high dynamic range without editing but my face also has much less sun burning. So it's...
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Cinque Uno

March 27, 2016  •  4 Comments
Get ready for a real culture shock I thought I was prepared. I was not. Leaving Florence was not easy. I got my last 1.20 E espresso at my favorite little local bar, knocking over locals with my increasingly huge pack and was on my way. The trains, also not the most simple. Thankfully there are young Italians literally waiting on the trains for los...
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Lets talk about stairs

March 26, 2016  •  1 Comment
Last day in Firenze Up up and away So, if you've been tracking with me, you can probably see I've been going pretty non stop. I understand now the need for the siesta. So I could slow down, but that would be no fun. So lets ambitiously climb through my day. DUOMO This is the artsy angle shot. Don't worry, there will be another later. Notice thoug...
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A long day, a quick post

March 25, 2016  •  2 Comments
Two galleries, a touch pass with the Duomo, shopping When I say I average at 10 miles a day on foot, I'm not kidding. Sammi's ankle can be the true marker if you don't believe me. After today, it was melon sized. We walked back and forth and through and up and over Florence today, soaking it all in before Sammi has to head back to the state's. Sin...
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