SoCal: The Playlist

SoCal: The Playlist

Looking at the Sun by Matthew Sweet Something In You by Third Eye Blind She’s a fabulous mess and I wasn’t quite at my best when I said you look like you never leave California. Fun fact: our very first road trip together was from […]

Marfa: The Playlist

Marfa: The Playlist

Marfa may be the place we have most looked forward to visiting. Marfa is a small (one-stoplight small) town in West Texas, which started as an artist collective. It still retains its creative, off-beat energy but it absolutely does not forget the fact that it […]

No Interstate Microguide: Panama City Beach to New Orleans

No Interstate Microguide: Panama City Beach to New Orleans

When we left Panama City Beach (as quickly and with as much enthusiasm as humanly possible) for New Orleans, it was important to us to take our time. We’d heard that the ride down the coastal roads was worth our time, and it really was truly the most pleasant day. The sun was out and, basically, the first ten hours is one long, leisurely drive through happy little beach towns.

We will say, once you get close to New Orleans, it may be worth it to find the interstate; we didn’t, and our GPS took us down some service roads that looked (and felt) like they’d been airlifted directly from Chernobyl. 

With no stops, you can probably make this drive in between seven and eight hours, but making stops is part of the point. So, take your time, stop when and where you want to, and make sure you pack a picnic. 

You can see pictures from our journey on our Instagram Story Highlights.


Austin: The Playlist

Austin: The Playlist

Hey y’all, it’s me, Joe. This week we’re in Austin, TX, one of my favorite places, and a stop that’s special for me because I lived here for a hot minute after college. Needing a change of scenery, I quit my job in Nashville, packed […]

New Orleans Microguide

New Orleans Microguide

You don’t need an introduction to New Orleans; you know what’s there, and you know it’s magic. Instead, we’re giving a glimpse of what made our time in New Orleans memorable. We even took the liberty of planning a date night for you. Our overall […]

You’ve Got Mail From: Florida!

You’ve Got Mail From: Florida!

Hello from Florida. 

What a treat it has been. Where should I start? Our accommodations can be best described as a metal box made of leftover Ikea parts. The walls are roughly as thick as a coffee filter and the AC maxes out at 68 degrees, so it is somehow both frigid AND humid.

Did I mention we have not seen the beach? It has literally not stopped raining for 36 hours. 

The only coffee shop we could find was playing a reggaeton instrumental version of the 1971 Van Morrison classic “Wild Night” on a loop. We sat there for three hours. 

We saw a squished baby turtle on the road while walking Moxie, which is honestly the most I’ve been able to relate to anyone since I’ve been here. 

Between rounds of blacklight mini golf and turtle funerals we made the trek to Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach. We enjoyed it, although we did wonder whether we had stumbled into that town from Edward Scissor Hands where everything is shiny and smiley and a little fucked up. But, I mean, we’d definitely live there if we had to. 

More love letters on the way. Although, not from the Rosemary Beach post office, because they do not have a mailbox there. Do you think that’s an aesthetics thing, or more of a Hotel California-esque “Who could you possibly need to communicate with on the outside” sort of deal?

Bye. 

JJM

Fahr + Away

Louisiana: The Playlist

Louisiana: The Playlist

We are on our way to New Orleans this morning. We’ll be taking the scenic route from Panama City Beach all the way down the coast, avoiding highways as much as possible. It adds something like four hours to the trip but, historically, we are […]

Sit Down. Be Humble. (Pretirement Day 2: A Timeline)

Sit Down. Be Humble. (Pretirement Day 2: A Timeline)

7:30AM || Joe and Jordan find a coffee shop to get some work done – for Joe, that’s actual work. For Jordan, a more accurate description would be “work”. She took this picture there, and was really just excited for the potential Kendrick Lamar reference she’d […]

You’ve Got Mail From: Birmingham!

You’ve Got Mail From: Birmingham!

Hello from Birmingham!

We are writing from a coffee shop patio- miraculously, it’s perfect patio weather! We are doing a little work and Moxie is greeting everyone who walks by – the most important work there is!

It’s been a quick trip, but Birmingham has been good to us. We got to see our friends, Jamie + Brian, their beautiful new house + their dignified little golden doodle, Watson. 

They took us to Brat Brot, a German biergarten, for beers + brats – right up our alley. We had gourmet popsicles at Steel City Pops – Cookies + Cream for Joe and Jasmine Green Tea for Jordan. It was a perfect night out with friends. 

Later today we Weill make our way to Florida. Panama City Beach, to be exact. Though Jordan’s feelings about Florida are lukewarm at best, we are all looking forward to some beach time. 

We’ll write again soon!

JJM

Fahr + Away

Pretirement Engage: The Playlist

Pretirement Engage: The Playlist

It’s been decided that whenever we feel so inspired, we will share a playlist that exemplifies the energy of something we’re doing or a place we’re visiting. There are no particular boxes a song has to tick to be added to the playlist – it […]