Barcelona: A Week in the Catalonia Capital

Barcelona: A Week in the Catalonia Capital

We had been practicing Spanish for months. Barcelona was our last stop in Spain before heading to France. We should be really good at the language by this point, right? Nope. Barcelona is actually the capital of the Catalonia region of Spain and they speak Catalan or their own interesting version of Spanish. Once againContinue Reading

The Alhambra

The Alhambra

The Alhambra is a complex of palaces and fortresses on a large hill that overlooks the city of Granada, Spain. Most of the buildings were built by the Moors over the course of several centuries when they controlled much of the Iberian Peninsula. There are sprawling gardens and massive fortifications. The crown jewels, so toContinue Reading

Portugal Wrap Up: Lisbon & Lagos

Portugal Wrap Up: Lisbon & Lagos

We had never been to Portugal and wanted to check it out. Most every traveler we met who had been to Lisbon or anywhere in Portugal had loved it. We had a limited amount of time in Portugal, so we focused on two cities: the capital, Lisbon and the southern Algarve beach town of Lagos.Continue Reading

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We're Mark & Julie

We quit our jobs at the end of 2013 to backpack around the world. We're sharing our stories, travel advice and hopefully some inspiration. Read more...

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