• Food,  Middle East,  Travel,  Turkey

    Must-try eats in Turkey

     Shakshuka – Turkish baked eggs. ‘Nuff said.     Turkish tea – Tastes almost like Lipton tea. You will certainly be drinking a copious amount of this.     Turkish Coffee – Have it made traditionally over hot sand. Surprisingly…

  • Middle East,  Travel,  Turkey

    Istanbul Highlights

    Istanbul, we love you so much! However, not everything, we think, was worth our time and Istanbulkart credits. Let’s talk about the hits and misses. FYI, we were there in April 2018. Also on this page: getting there and getting around and where…

  • Middle East,  Travel,  Turkey

    Turkey – Our 8-day itinerary

    Middle East, Asia or Europe? Turkey had long been on our radar. Having been to parts of Asia, South America and the U.S., Turkey seems so.. foreign. This was perhaps in part due to the many historical events that led…

  • Colombia,  South America,  Travel

    Colombia Travel Part 1: Villa De Leyva

    Hola… Colombia? It’s been 3 months since we’ve started traveling – we’ve been to two continents and now at our third. Interestingly I have chosen to blog about where we are now versus where we were before. The reason our…

  • Fitness,  Hiking,  Nepal

    Annapurna Circuit Trek Video (2018)

    #MXescapes to Nepal! We trekked the Annapurna Circuit late March 2018. Our hike took 15 days, walking past the Thorung-la pass at 17,769 feet (5,415 meters). This was a self-guided trek (no porters). Weather was great except when we crossed…

  • Fitness,  Hiking

    Our ultralight gear for Annapurna Circuit

    We learned the hard way that it’s super important to keep track of the weight of your backpack when trekking. Long story short: we took twice as long as expected to ascend the Salkantay Pass in Peru, almost not making it…

  • Introduction,  Travel

    Why we left our jobs in 2018

      Our blog isn’t one about escaping the clutches of the corporate world. The truth is we have had very fulfilling and rewarding careers over the last seven or so years. We have matured and learned so much from moving…