Pure Wonder: The American Museum of Natural History

It is encouraging that, in the age of limitless, hyper-digitized, high-def 3D imagery, the static, hand made naturalist dioramas of The American Museum of Natural History in New York can effect visitors so powerfully. The craftsmanship, attention to detail, and beauty of these scenes were completely arresting and I (Austin) was catapulted into a childlike sense of wonder the moment I walked through the door at The AMNH. Below are some shots from my favorite exhibits. They are, of course, merely two dimensional snapshots of moments that you really need to experience in person. After my first visit, I'm convinced the AMNH is one of America's truly priceless institutions. You can plan a visit here or support the museum here.

An Evening with Gregory Alan Isakov

On Halloween, we got to share the evening with one of favorite songwriters, the American farmer-poet-songsmith Gregory Alan Isakov. If you're not familiar with Greg's music, then you need to listen to his most recent album, The Weatherman, immediately. Then work back through his other records from there. Below is a spontaneous, intimate little video that we captured just before his show here in Copenhagen. More photos, video, and an interview with Greg to follow soon. In the meantime, enjoy...

A Wedding in Dubrovnik

Our dear friends Amar & Ruxandra tied the knot in Dubrovnik, Croatia last month and we were so fortunate to join them on their special day. It was a day full of castle walls, mountain tops, vintage cars, Bosnian food, and, most of all, love.

Here are some select shots of the couple before, during, and after they officially became man and wife. Enjoy.

Croatian Wedding Preview

Our friends Amar & Ruxandra recently got hitched on a mountainside just outside the incredible walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Lucky for us, they invited us along for their romantic destination wedding. Here are a few preview images from the wedding day. Lots more photos to come in our next post.

Dordogne River Float

This summer we spent a day floating down France's Dordogne River. Though we were technically 'canoeing,' we definitely let the river do the work. And as we melted down stream in the Dordogne's generous current, we couldn't help but agree with the River Rat's timeless credo:

'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Home are the Sailors (A Preview of Things to Come)

'Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill.'' Robert Louis Stevenson

It has been a busy summer of travel, but we are home and excited to share photos from our journeys with you. In the coming weeks we will post photos from our time in Poland, Sardinia (Italy), the Bordeaux Region and Paris, France as well as Holland and Croatia. But in the meantime, here is a little preview of things to come, with much more on the near horizon.

We hope you will continue to travel the way with us this fall. 

Ashlyn & Austin

The Island of Hven, Sweden | Part 1

After two years living in Scandinavia, we have finally set out upon a quest to see more of the islands and countryside in Denmark and Sweden. Our first stop on this adventure - the tiny island of Hven, Sweden. With a year round population of around 300 people, this place is the essence of quaint. And, as you will see below, our new favorite day trip from Copenhagen. In the sun, this place is breathtaking.