around the world

We aren't going everywhere but it's on our list.
-adapted from Susan Sontag
Borders? I have never seen one but I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.
-Thor Heyerdahl 

Debbi and Jay recently completed a nine-month round the world journey. We will keep the blog posts up for a while, so you (and we) can go back to enjoy our adventures. 

October 22, 2017


I’m not a big fan of the Holocaust.

I know that’s a very strange thing to say, because who is?

But I hate watching Holocaust movies and I hate reading Holocaust books. I try to stay away from things related to the Holocaust.

But tomorrow we are going to Auschwit...

October 14, 2017

Paris Oct. 14, 2017

The first thing I felt when I saw Paris was OVERWHELMED. The day we arrived at the airport and then got to the train station and then had to make our way to the apartment via Metro, I was overwhelmed.

So much to see and do, and despite, or maybe beca...

October 12, 2017

I can see why so many people have told me that Florence is their favorite city. It is a magical place. The old city is so walkable and manageable in size. The old buildings and particularly the giant wooden doors that line the streets were spellbinding to me. They appe...

October 11, 2017

We were in Rome for only two days, which was not nearly enough. But in the time we were there, we packed in a bunch. We did a lot of sightseeing, explored the neighborhood where the apartment was, and did our laundry.

One of the things that was crazy about Rome is that...

October 1, 2017

What we have found in these past three weeks is that our experiences are incredibly enriched by the people that we are meeting along the way and the personal connections we are making. Without the people, our time is spent just as tourists, going to different places an...

September 30, 2017

An assortment of interesting that have happened...

1. I was having dinner with Fabio and Cristian by myself, since Jay was too tired after a day of working and beach to from the bed. “What?” I cried, “no dinner???”

This could never happen in my life so I messaged the tw...

September 21, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Do a Workaway with Heather:

1. Every cause needs a person like Heather. She is passionate about her project, incredibly focused on her mission of clearing trails, and is determined to make sure her workawayers have a quality experience.

2. The projec...

September 21, 2017

I wrote this post many days ago, and never posted it. It's all old news now, but thought you might enjoy reading about the first half of our experience on the beautiful island of Skopelos...

Settling into Skopelos has been wonderful. I feel like we may be getting spoile...

September 11, 2017

It’s 4:30 in the morning and I wake up with a start. There’s a rooster crowing somewhere. Really loudly. I look out the balcony doors of our hotel and I see it’s pitch black outside. What? I think to myself. I thought roosters crow at daybreak. There’s no day breaking...

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