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PORTUGAL, FIVE DAYS AT A TIME

More than anything, we wanted to have an authentic experience, falling into the rhythm of the countries and towns we visited, going where local people went, eating where local people ate, letting ourselves experience what it felt like to be a part of these idyllic small communities, if only for five days.

ON HOLIDAY

Less than three hours later as we gassed up the car under a large sign reading “Gateway to the Redwoods” we widened our eyes to the switchbacks on the map that lay ahead, impressed and thrilled it was going to take us almost an hour to go 19 miles.

WINTER SEA

So when we moved to California, and suddenly had not just a beach, but an enormous rugged coastline in our backyard at our constant disposal, it seemed a trivial detail that the waters were ankle achingly frigid year round, the waves intimidatingly dangerous at almost every shore, and the wind bone chilling half the year.

BLACK SANDS BEACH

Many pause to stare at the Golden Gate Bridge, yet just over the ridge lies another world easily overlooked; a serene beach with crashing waves and dark sand contrasted by bright white sea foam.

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