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Hiking Costa Brava, Spain, Uncontained Life

Beautiful Hiking in Costa Brava, Spain

Hiking in Costa Brava, Spain offers even the busiest travelers the chance to get out into nature… After our fast-paced Morocco adventure, we decided (needed) to slow down and make camp in the quiet, seaside town of Sant Feliu de Guixoles in northeastern Spain. Thanks to the fact that it was shoulder season (we love shoulder […]

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Three Years and 40 Countries of Uncontained Life

We recently crossed two thresholds: three years of full-time travel in which time we visited 40 countries!  Happy Anniversary! After a fast-paced month in Morocco, Hillary and I were glad to take a few weeks to decompress on Costa Brava: the northern coast of Spain. The beautiful trails that follow the natural rock formations, pebble and […]

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Calling Out the B.S. of “Transformative Travel”

Every day, in every aspect of life, we’re bombarded with messages aimed squarely at our “pain points”: messages crafted, specifically, to make us feel anxious about our circumstances or exacerbate our fears that, in some way or other, we (or our fruit tarts) don’t measure up. Case in point: when Justin and I talk to […]

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Cider House, Madrid, Spain, Uncontained Life

Sipping on Cider in a Madrid Cider House

Celebrating in Madrid with Cider. Years before Justin and I decided to start Uncontained Life, we made a decision that fundamentally changed our lives: we stopped buying one another things for birthdays and holidays, and started treating ourselves to experiences. This change happened more or less spontaneously; we didn’t make a rule against buying things, it just kind of […]

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Beautiful Places in Seville, Spain, Uncontained Life

Wheeling Our Way Through Sunny Seville

Sunny Seville is the stuff daydreams of Spain are made of: bull fights and flamenco; cobblestone streets and colorful tile art; soaring cathedral spires and sweeping plazas. In short, when it comes to beautiful places in Seville, you’re spoiled for choice. Justin and I spent nearly three weeks traveling through Spain this past January. Madrid’s food scene […]

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