Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
San Juanico Scorpion Bay Bonfire

This is the first installment in a planned series detailing a typical day in one of our destinations. Not everything in this schedule might happen on any given day, but it should give you a good idea of our usual activities. 5:00AM – The power comes on, lighting up our bedroom with the lamps that … Read more

La Ballena

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | Oh | The Places We've Been - (4 Comments)
La Ballena

On our first day in San Juanico, we loaded the dogs in the van and cruised through town, past the cemetery and beyond the fishermen’s boats to the expansive, empty beaches south of Scorpion Bay. Just as we broke onto wide open sand, we came upon her: La Ballena. Aside from an enormous, whale-shaped piece … Read more

Great blue heron in Baja California Sur

This is just a short two minute video of a fun little drive we have done most days here in San Juanico, whether it’s to explore the beach, let the dogs run, or search for firewood that has been so kindly brought in by the tides. After passing the small fishing fleet that sets up … Read more

Rosca de Reyes

Yesterday at dusk we wandered to Aborrotes Lupita, the nearby grocery store, to pick up some tortillas and Tecate. The gentleman who runs the store was behind the counter and across from him on a stool was his teenage helper. Sitting on the display case next to the young man were three items new to … Read more

Cooking by candlelight in San Juanico, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Note: This post was written yesterday, but couldn’t be posted until today because… This morning we awoke to find that San Juanico’s electricity is off. Let us examine, for a moment, the factors leading to this: Power to the town is rationed. As with many things in an isolated locale, luxuries like electricity and water … Read more

Driving Baja

January 4th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)
Jesus Overlooking Tijuana

If I had to describe the drive down Mexico’s Baja Peninsula in one word, that word would be harsh. Lucky for us, harsh and beautiful are not mutually exclusive and neither are harsh and enjoyable, evocative, interesting, or worthwhile, all of which effectively describe this journey. Tijuana to Ensenada to Baja Wine Country Crossing the … Read more


December 15th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in Celebrations | Food | The Places We've Been | United States - (0 Comments)
Sullivans and Kietzmans at Friendsgiving in Denver

Thanksgiving is the bee’s knees. Is there any other day quite like it? Eat, drink, watch football, doze off, and repeat. For the first time we spent Turkey Day not with family or just the two of us, but with friends, even dubbing the occassion ‘Friendsgiving’ (though a bit of Googling tells us we aren’t … Read more

The Mile High City

December 12th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Food | The Places We've Been | United States - (0 Comments)

We headed towards Denver with snowy peaks and ski lifts glistening in our eyes. A day or two on the slopes was a special treat we’d been saving for, and it wasn’t until a couple of days before we arrived that we finally came to terms with the fact that it wasn’t going to happen … Read more

Durham Days

December 9th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Food | The Places We've Been | United States - (0 Comments)
Peace Out Home Slice - Thanks for the Burrito

Our December with family, though filled to the brim with love and joy, has us a bit distracted from blog writing. So until we get ourselves caught up, here is a throwback from our days in North Carolina.  After living in Durham for 7 months, we moved about 45 minutes east for the next 3 … Read more

Badlands National Park View