Vagabonding Day 16: Welcome to Croatia

When we disembarked from the airport shuttle bus near Split’s ferry terminal, the sun was just about to set.  The setting sun cast the harbor in a lovely golden hue as we walked along the wharf to Split’s old part of town.  The main pedestrian-only thoroughfare was lined with pricey restaurants and vendors hawking souveniers to the holiday-goers. Then we turned a corner and were transported back in time.

Vagabonding Days 14-15: Barcelona

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world and a place that I keep returning to.  Daniel and I kicked off the international portion of our vagabonding adventure in Barcelona so that we’d be in familiar surroundings while we recovered from jet lag.

Vagabonding Day 10: Lady Liberty

I’ve always wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. Somehow, I’ve never got around to it on my previous visits to New York. With Katjia at school all day today, Daniel and I spontaneously decided to remedy that oversight. I felt a little self-conscious about doing something so overtly *touristy* but I wasn’t going to let that stop me.

Vagabonding Day 4: An Emotional Happening in Helvetia

Founded by Swiss immigrants in the mid-1800s, Helvetia is a tiny town in the middle of nowhere.  To get there, our GPS took us on a route that involved driving on a gravel road for half an hour. Due to the area’s isolation, Helvetia has largely maintained its Swiss traditions.  Despite a population of only 59 people, the town boasts a number of businesses including a cheese shop, a bed and breakfast, and Swiss restaurant called the Hütte.