Our Journeys

Journeys

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We are Mark and Jean, and this is where we share our travel adventures. Journeys are a narrative of the inspiration, maps and itineraries for our travels. Read more >> About Us

Journeys are a great place to begin planning your own explorations. We hope you enjoy!

Greece 2021

Greece 2021

Greece birthed Western civilization: architecture, sculpture, philosophy, math, science, democracy, literature, and epic mythology. Warm temperatures, bright skies, and azure seas draw tourists to the islands. That is where we are headed, but first we will see the rugged interior as explore for the next ~50 days.  

So, why Greece?… Continue reading →

Croatia
Croatia Rovinj

Croatia

June 2021 Croatia – To be frank, I didn’t know much about Croatia at all a few months ago. Then my sister-in-law, Allie, mentioned Hvar, one thing led to another, and now we are going for an entire month! Credit wikipedia commons for that stunning Dubrovnik image by the way… we aren’t there yet ;-)… Continue reading →

Running Around the World

Running Around the World

July 2015 to July 2016: Running around the World.  I love to run through new cities as we travel, exploring and scouting places for Jean and I to visit.  On each run, I track my route map and take photos to save the memories. I will be adding to my collection during our Birmingham, Croatia, Greece and Egypt journeys this year. Birmingham, Zagreb, Rovinj so far! So, you may ask, how did this “collection” begin?… Continue reading →

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Recent Travel Bytes from our Journeys

The Journeys above include links to Travel Bytes, posts about the places and experiences from the Journey. With Travel Bytes, we share not only our favorite pictures, but a (little) bit of context about each place we highlight and the people we meet. These are “byte” sized vicarious getaways that you can enjoy in about 10 minutes or so. Travel Bytes are a great place to get inspired.

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This site is all about sharing our Journeys through Travel Bytes.

As the vaccine rollout accelerates and travel opens up again, we’ve ambitious travel plans for 2021.  Croatia, Greece, Egypt, and Jordan are planned, with more to follow.  “Mark and Jean Travel to…” was created to help us connect with friends and family around the world.
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Foodies, check out the food adventures from our travels on Confident in the Kitchen, Jean’s culinary arts site.

If you love great recipes, her cookbook, Confident in the Kitchen, has what you need. Jean’s unique approach to recipes shares what you need, what to do, and also the why for each step. Over the years, she has added a little something for everyone, whether you love cooking or baking, savory or sweet, comfort cuisine, or fashionable fair. And if you have a dietary restriction, such as gluten or dairy, you will find that too! All her recipes are tested and retested to perfection (as chief taste tester, I know and recommend!)