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  • Blog, Mexico, Travel

    Viva Mexico!

    We are alive and well in Puerto Escondido! Even though we had discovered this place in an article about great tropical places for digital nomads like us, this was the only country on our list that we had slight concerns about safety… Online, Mexico sounds like the most dangerous place on earth. We read conflicting stories with some people saying Mexico is all violence and crime and other people saying that the media reports are overblown, especially in…

  • La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
    Blog, Canary Islands, Spain, Travel

    Things I Like About Spain

    Okay, so we’re in the Canary Islands and not in Spain proper, but still…here are a few things that I like about our October home so far… Strangers wave to each other! This is one of my favorite parts so far. Everybody on the street waves to each other. It’s a small island, so people seem to know each other, but I’ve also had people wave and say hello to me, a stranger. Minus one encounter with…

  • Blog, Canary Islands, Greece, Italy, Spain, Travel

    Thoughts on Italy + Greetings From Spain!

    So uh….it’s been a while, huh? We have been going going going with work and friends and workshops and more, so our month in Italy flew by in the blink of an eye! Our time in Italy went something like this… -One week to settle in -Our friend from Washington DC visited for a week -A week in Greece (for me) -My first wedding styled shoot -We left Italy And bam, that was it! In all the chaos,…

  • Boat tour in Kotor Bay, Montenegro
    Blog, Montenegro, Travel

    Montenegro, You’re Totally Redeeming Yourself

    As you know, our month in Montenegro started off on a wrong foot after getting our bag stolen, but now it’s back(!) and we’re getting more comfortable going out and doing activities lately. Last Sunday, we decided to do a boat tour of Kotor Bay, and it was amazing! It was a steal at 20 euros per person for an all-day excursion with Pajo tours. We booked it in person at a little stand down by…

  • Blog, Montenegro, Travel

    Good News!

    As you know, our time in Montenegro started off with a pretty major bump when we were robbed at the beach on our first day here. They took my phone, backpack, some cash, and our keys. I was trying to stay positive afterwards, which was really difficult, but it ain’t difficult no more because…. THEY FOUND MY PHONE!!! David got a text on Wednesday from the one of the Montenegrin police officers who had been…

  • Blog, Montenegro, Travel

    To the Person Who Robbed Us in Montenegro

    Did you know about us? Did you hear our accents and wait for that perfect moment when the foreigners would turn their backs? Did you know that it was our first day in Montenegro? Did you know stealing my phone will mean months of saving up for a replacement? Did you know you didn’t just steal a backpack, you stole my carry-on bag, the bag I rely on to travel and live abroad? Did you know stealing…

  • Herceg Novi, Montenegro
    Blog, Montenegro, Travel

    First Thoughts on Montenegro

    We’re here!!! After a couple of unexpectedly chilly weeks in Bad Urach, Germany, we packed our bags and made our way to sunny Herceg Novi, Montenegro! Yesterday, we caught the two hour flight from Stuttgart, Germany to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Then we arranged for a private transfer service to drive us the 45 minutes across the border to Herceg Novi — the best deal we found was 50 euros total, including tip. The driver actually was really funny…

  • Roses on the Road in Bad Urach, Germany
    Blog, Germany, Photography, Travel

    What’s New With Us: Life in Germany Update!

    Well, hello there! So it’s only been about a million years since I last blogged (oops), but now, with three days left in Bad Urach, Germany, I’m here to finally give you an update on our life on the road! Launch of My Photography Business The biggest thing in my life right now is my new business. I have been incredibly busy since launching my own wedding photography business! It’s honestly the main thing that’s kept me from blogging…

  • Blog, Blogging, Free Travel, Travel

    I’m Basically A Celebrity Now

    A day after one of my favorite travel bloggers, One Mile At A Time, gets a spread in Rolling Stone, I make my debut in the equally prestigious Barefoot Journal. Hosted by Graham Brown, entrepreneur and fellow digital nomad, the show features people like us: location-independent folk who spend their freedom traveling the world. I talked with Graham a couple months ago when Alexis and I were still living in Bali. The podcast is simply…

  • Table at traditional restaurant in Bansko, Bulgaria
    Blog, Bulgaria, Travel

    Tips for Your Trip to Bulgaria

    My dad is one of those people who just seems to know everyone.  I swear, every time I’m going to a new country he says, “Oh so-and-so grew up there. You should talk to them!” Thailand, Croatia, Norway…you name the place, he knows someone from there. When we decided to move to Bulgaria instead of Nepal, I told my dad and he said, “Oh, we have a neighbor from Bulgaria!” Of course you do. So thanks to my…

  • Sheep in Bansko, Bulgaria
    Blog, Bulgaria, Life, Travel

    Business Launch Coming Soon

    Man oh man, have I been busy! The last couple weeks have been jam packed as I’ve been trying to develop my very first business: Alexis Rose Photography! I’m super close to launching my website (hopefully today!!) and from there I’ll be able to start booking clients for real. I’ve never been someone who’s interested in the business…in fact, I remember in college saying that being a business major would probably be my LAST choice, but now…

  • Surfer walks among rocks at Blue Point beach, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
    Bali, Blog, Home Display, Indonesia, Photo Friday, Travel

    Photo Friday: Bali’s Blue Point

    There’s this thing I do sometimes with places I’ve visited…I close my eyes and conjure up a colorful mental snapshot of the place. In my memory, for example, London is all white and matte grays. Nice, France on the other hand is muted orange and sandy browns. And Bali is pure blue. Have you ever noticed that? That an entire place can be summed up in a single color or two? David and I ended…

  • Wood cabin in Bansko, Bulgaria
    Blog, Bulgaria, Photography, Travel

    The Beauty of Bulgaria

    Life update! As you know, I left my English teaching job in Thailand and have been unemployed and looking for work since April. I’ve always been the kind of person that goes all-in if I have a goal to work towards, and for the last few weeks I’ve just been trying to decide what I want to do with the rest of my life (no pressure, right?). Recently, I finally decided: I want to be…

  • Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan
    Blog, Japan, Travel

    Japan: Not As Expensive As You Think!

    Alexis recently wrapped up our amazing Japan adventure in her post of our last city, Kumamoto. From a cultural/historical/natural beauty interest standpoint, there’s no reason not to go to Japan — it’s absolutely incredible and I’m already dying to go back. This post is about the other consideration: money. I don’t know about you, but I certainly thought that we were going to have to stretch our dollars paper thin in Japan, especially when it…