Jake and Dannie

Two photographers, discovering the world through slow travel

Travel Destinations

Travel Destinations

We have been traveling together ever since we met. While we were still dating we went on road trips together. After we got married we made our first journey overseas. And once our daughter Lisa was born, we began planning for our biggest journey of all, a year of slow travel in Europe that began in January of 2017. Here is a list of every city we have been to and blogged about. We’ll be forever playing catch up with this list – we keep on moving and we can only write so fast – but we’ll share our stories and our experience just as fast as we can.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is sometimes called the “Thousand Spice City,” and looking out over the rooftops, it feels like a visual metaphor as much as anything. It is a diverse place, with people, architecture and culture from near and far, old and new. There’s a lot of world left for us to explore, but as of now, Prague is reigning supreme as our favorite destination so far. We spent October of 2017 enjoying the food and the foliage there.

Glencoe, Scotland

Glencoe is nestled amongst the mountains and lochs of Scotland. It was the last leg of our three month tent camping trip, and we were surprised that it was the most difficult. By the time we arrived, being out in the elements had already started to wear us down, and as the temperature dropped and the days got rainier, our moral started to waiver a little bit. We still managed to get our photos in, but we were ready to pack it up and head back to the big cities.

The Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye was clearly designed just for photographers like us. Vast landscapes of cliffs, mountains, waterfalls and waves were as ubiquitous as the sheep. This was our favorite place from our Summer of camping in Scotland. It was the place we were most nervous about, given it’s reputation for midges and bad weather, but we found that both were somewhat exaggerated (except when they weren’t!).

Dunbar, Scotland

Dunbar is a lovely little town not far from the larger city of Edinburgh. It’s not necessarily a famous destination, but its proximity to civilization and it’s beautiful seascapes made it a great place for us to test out our camping skills before we headed farther into the Scottish highlands. The ruined castle in Dunbar is set on a small cliff and is truly stunning.

Provence, France

The Provence region of France was where we chose to spend most of the month of June. We made our home base in the small, peaceful city of Avignon, and while we weren’t enjoying farmer’s markets or relaxing above a papal palace, we were making day trips (or weekend trips) out into the countryside to picnic in front of aqueducts or explore vast fields of amazing lavender. Provence must be one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Paris, France

Paris… perhaps you’ve heard of it? Sometimes when one travels, the reality of a place doesn’t quite live up to ones expectations. Paris is not one of those places. It’s hard to take a picture in Paris that isn’t filled, frame to frame with gorgeous monuments, opulent palaces, and immaculately manicured gardens. Paris has so much to do and see that it’s almost overwhelming. Between our two stays there, one in the Fall and one in the Spring, we have spent about a month in the City of Light, and it still hasn’t been enough time for us to take it all in (at least not at the pace we like to travel).

Venice, Italy

Venice is a remarkable place. It was more beautiful than we had expected (and our expectations were high). The canals, the architecture and the history make this city so unique and so magical that it is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, despite being much smaller than many modern cities. With no automobiles on the island, it’s also a great place to get a lot of exercise while you explore.

Venice, Italy

Venice is a remarkable place. It was more beautiful than we had expected (and our expectations were high). The canals, the architecture and the history make this city so unique and so magical that it is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, despite being much smaller than many modern cities. With no automobiles on the island, it’s also a great place to get a lot of exercise while you explore.

Rome, Italy

The Eternal City! We spent the month of April, 2017 staying right next to the Roman Colosseum, and boy did we learn a lot about avoiding the crowds. The shoulder season (or even the off season) is definitely the best time to visit this famous city, and we left it carrying with us many memories of gelato, shopping, walking amongst ancient columns, and exploring in the early morning before tourists and sunshine turned the streets into another reality.

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro was our home for March of 2017. It’s old town is a labyrinth, and from there it’s an easy climb upward to amazing mountain views of the Bay of Kotor and the rooftops of churches and cathedrals. Kotor was easily one of the most beautiful cities we have visited, and we could easily imagine returning someday.

Split, Croatia

Split is not the most famous city in Croatia, but it was full of delightful surprises. From amazing roman ruins, to a beautiful modern waterfront promenade and a glorious hillside park, we were never without opportunities for exploration, relaxation and photography. We spent February of 2017 in Split, and as we often find is the case, a month goes by more quickly than you’d expect.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia was the first city in our great slow travel adventure. We spent the entire month of January in Dubrovnik. It’s sometimes referred to as the Pearl of the Adriatic, and with good reason – the shimmering white stone walls of it’s old town streets are a like gateways to a fantasy world. It’s no wonder it was chosen as the filming site for much of the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones.