Posts by cassoverby

Europe Trip: Eastern Europe

In late October, Mac and I were ready for our grand tour through Eastern Europe. We had quite a list of places we wanted to see—Lake Bled (Slovenia), Budapest (Hungary), Krakow (Poland), Prague and Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic) and Berlin (Germany). There wasn’t a lot of time for each place. In some areas, we only had 3 days. But both of us saw Eastern Europe, with its powerful history of occupation by both Nazis and Communists, as a key component in our global education. Along the way, we saw some amazing sights. We’re excited to share them with you—and hope to inspire you to do your own tour of Eastern Europe. We started our grand tour in Lake Bled, Slovenia, with its idyllic, fog-enshrouded church island. It rained most of the time we were there...

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Europe Trip: The Netherlands

Throughout our entire trip, Mac and I have planned our itinerary around the weather. Even though it meant spending more money on transportation, we wound our way through Europe (sometimes in zig-zag patterns) hitting towns, festivals and attractions at prime time. For most of the trip, our strategy worked. Until the Netherlands, that is. We were supposed to visit the land of tulips, windmills and dikes in July but we chose to do a boat cruise through Europe then instead. That meant we didn’t get around to visiting the Netherlands until November—the country’s rainiest month. We didn’t let the weather deter us, even though it tried its darndest. Our original goal had been to bike the notoriously flat roads. In between seeing Amsterdam, the Hague,...

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To Endings … and Beginnings

When Mac and I originally set out on this epic journey, we thought for sure we’d be home by the beginning of October. It’s funny to think that with our original timeline, we would’ve been back stateside almost two months ago. Instead, in the fall we decided to extend our trip. After all, when are we ever going to have the opportunity to travel like this again? Probably never.    Extending meant we had more time to wind our way through Europe, which is what we were doing until today, when we flew to Southeast Asia. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be posting about the last of our European adventures, from hiking King Ludwig’s Way in Bavaria to biking through Holland to embracing winter at the very top of Norway....

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Some Turkey for Your Turkey Day

We wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and share some of our Turkey for your turkey day! We needed a second helping of the country after we missed out on Cappadocia the first time around (in June), so after Morocco (in mid-October) we circled back. It was well worth a return trip and we’d definitely recommend it as an addition to any travel bucket list. From hot air ballooning to other-worldly landscapes to hidden cities, Cappadocia is one of the most unique spots we’ve ever seen, let alone visited.        ...

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Morocco: The Best Place to See Only Once

By mid-September, Mac and I had run out of Schengen time—you’re only allowed to be in Europe for 90 days out of every 180 on a tourist visa. So while we waited to be let back in, we headed to Morocco (northern Africa) to at least wait in style. I had been to Morocco once before, for three days back in college, when the country had completely captured my imagination. I enthusiastically sold Mac on the romantic Moorish architecture, colorful jalabas (traditional clothing) and exotic camel safaris. So off we went for a three-week adventure. Little did we know we’d be getting way more adventure than we bargained for.    To be honest, it probably didn’t help that we were coming to Morocco from England. In just two hours on a plane, we went...

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