Our first trip outside the United States and the official start to our long term travel was to the beautiful country of Scotland. Surprisingly, I was not that excited about traveling to Scotland. I think I was too terrified and too worried about what to pack, that I neglected to do any research on the country we were heading to first. I was scared about leaving my home country and becoming a tourist and ultimately an outsider for a very long time. Prior to leaving I didn’t even look at one picture of the lush, green, hilly countryside that would be our home for the next five days. I would soon find out what Scotland had to offer. I would learn four valuable lessons over the next five days on our bus tour through the Highlands. Here are the four things I learned: Read More

Karl and I both grew up in suburban Cincinnati. Cincinnati is known for its strong catholic and German influences. As a kid, I remember eating goetta and going to October Fest. As I grew up I also remember wanting to move away from the city as quick as possible; feeling like there were bigger and better cities to explore. Read More

Before we set sail for our international adventure, The Audacious Duo departed on a road trip to The American South. I had been to The South before but never had enough time to explore and learn about the area until now. Our goal was to meet our Colorado friends in New Orleans and to see some friends and family along the way. What we didn’t realize was how fantastic the food was and how hospitable the people would be. Read More