Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Renners and Kietzmans

We fell out of the car Wednesday night after 15 hours on the road to land in Brevard, NC (check out our photos below) at the cozy and naturally luxurious abode of our friends, Kate and Bart. I will admit that as we cruised in on the main drag, I was surprised to see that … Read more

Spotted Cat Live Music

A bit late here with the pictures, I know. We greatly enjoyed New Orleans, finding ourselves unendingly fascinated by the juxtaposition of an ever-recovering, natural disaster stricken region with distinctly beautiful European architecture and a constant buzzing energy. What we found at the culmination was a quite friendly population, a captivating culture, and paradoxes we … Read more

Best of New Orleans

September 20th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in The Places We've Been | United States - (2 Comments)
Cafe du Monde beignets and cafe au lait

Here are some highlights from our seven day stay in New Orleans. This is by no means a definitive guide. Look for a slideshow of our best pictures from the week soon. City Park Situated in north-central New Orleans is City Park, one and a half times larger than New York’s Central Park and shaped … Read more

Hitting the Pavement

September 5th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in About | The Places We've Been - (1 Comments)
Vangabonds in front of the house in Knightdale

Welp, we are off. With much fanfare, we walked out the door of a completely empty house two days ago and got in a vehicle holding everything we own, pups included. We finished packing and cleaning, took a few pictures, then pulled out of the driveway like we have thousands of time before. As we … Read more

Westside Kansas City Fourth of July

Nobody does the 4th of July like Kansas City’s Westside.  It’s a combination of the quintessential patriotic block party with kids running from house to house and neighbors sharing beers, a summer evening in a Mexican-American barrio with Abuela on the front porch and Spanish music blaring into the street, and a blockbuster war scene … Read more


Half an hour ago, Ian headed outside to mow the lawn while I started a load of laundry.  The house is a disaster and the dishes are piling up, but this cloudless, 65 degree day begged me to save all of that for later, and I obliged.  Now I find myself on our front porch, … Read more

Hatchling sea turtles

Exploring has always seemed to be an itch we could never quite scratch.  Whether hiking in a nearby state park or navigating bus systems an eight hour flight away, we are captivated by the world around us in all of its chaos and beauty. Though no one has said it yet (thanks everyone), we can … Read more

Havens Dairy Farm

February 14th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)
Cows at Dawn

In a whirlwind 2.5 days this past weekend, we drove 9 hours to New Jersey and back for a hands-on tour of the Havens Dairy Farm.  Whether a journey in true vagabond form or a spontaneous short-term excursion, we are always excited to share an awesome travel experience, and figured this would be a great … Read more