Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Back in Kansas City

Six months ago today we set foot in the United States for the first time in over a year and a half. It was 5:55am on a Tuesday morning. Back in Brazil The evening before, our hosts had given us a ride to the airport amid some other errands they had to run. Everything we … Read more

Cheers and Chants

Last Saturday marked six years since the day of our wedding. Our plans for celebration were loose at best, being generally outlined as ‘have a great day’, ‘go do stuff in São Paulo’, and ‘eat and drink whatever we want’. Well, not to brag, but we totally nailed it. After taking the dogs out to … Read more

Candombe Dancers

I was working at the table in the living room of our flat when I heard the drums in the distance on the first night. Their rhythms were the background noise to my evening on the job and occasionally I would open the window and lean out for a better listen. Eventually the volume began … Read more


February 13th, 2014 | Posted by Brianna in Argentina | Celebrations | Penguins | The Places We've Been | Video - (5 Comments)
Penguins on Isla Martillo

So, penguins. Guys… penguins. We rode on a bus and then we got off of that bus and got onto a boat and then we got off of that boat and found ourselves standing on a beach with hundreds and hundreds of penguins. Penguins!! Feel free to skip ahead to the pictures and video if … Read more

Photo Scene at Potosí Christmas Eve

Potosí might never have landed on our radar were it not for Salar de Uyuni and the apartment that we loved in La Paz being booked for the week of Christmas. But we wanted to visit the salt flats and were looking for a place to stay during the holidays, so when we found a … Read more

In La Paz

December 26th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Bolivia | Celebrations | Food | Lodging | Oh | The Places We've Been - (7 Comments)
Photo Shoot

In La Paz… …residents live in the world’s highest de facto capital. At approximately 12,000 feet (the city sits in a bowl, so true altitudes range greatly from 10,500 to 13,500 feet), La Paz is Bolivia’s cultural or people’s capital while Sucre is the legal capital. The city itself has a population of 877,000, but … Read more


Celebrations ring through the air for days at the beginning of November in Cuenca in honor of the city’s Independence Day, officially the 3rd of the month. Like other large population centers in the region, Cuenca won its independence (1820) before the country as a whole did in May of 1822, and both dates are cause … Read more

Handsome Dog on Rocky Beach

Yesterday we shared our best 10 moments from our first year as Vangabonds, and so today we think it’s only fair to fess up about the worst 10 as well. Except we couldn’t think of 10 moments that were all that deserving. We stretched ourselves, but 9 will have to do. As we devised this … Read more

Badlands at Sunrise

For the last year we have opened our lives to the people, environments, customs, and experiences of a range of different places within North and Central America. These various aspects of the locations we’ve temporarily called home have gifted us with countless incredible memories and extensive mental reminders of our journey thus far. Now, as … Read more

One Year on the Road: A Reflection

September 17th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in About | Celebrations - (16 Comments)
Love-at-first-sight-iversary 2013

In the midst of all of our Darien Gap adventures, we failed to mention or celebrate a pretty meaningful milestone in our life – our one year travelversary. You know, a travelversary. It’s like an anniversary, except with travel. We flew from Panama to Colombia on the eve of our travelversary and woke up for … Read more