"Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky — all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it."

— Cesare Pavese

Living out of a backpack and navigating our way across two continents has pushed us to our limits, taken us to places we thought could only exist in dreams, expanded our understanding of the world, and brought us closer than ever. While we hope you find our travel guides and tips useful in planning an adventure of your own, we also hope to document the more personal side of this journey for our readers. The confusion, excitement, doubt, and exhaustion. The lazy days, chaotic moments, and places that left us speechless. We hope that sharing our experiences in these monthly reflections paints a better, more detailed picture of our life on the road.