In Pictures: Rozmberk, Czech Republic

Rozmberk, Czech Republic by Jets Like Taxis

‘Twas a dreary morning in the south of Bohemia, yet we managed a stop in the wee village of Rozmberk to check out the scenery and 13th-century castle there, before heading up to another town an hour north.

This was all during our three-day jaunt to Linz, Austria, which we used as a home base to explore the area and inevitably head into the Czech Republic – because if you’re that close, you just have to.

Also, the border crossing meant New Country Day for Ang, which is always a nice little woo-hoo! and whatnot.

Continue reading…

Press: Features on Lonely Planet and Digital Nomad Hub (and more)!

Guanajuato, Mexico by Jets Like Taxis

One we knew about, one we didn’t. Thanks to everyone.

Lonely Planet: Our friend and brilliant travel writer, Tim Leffel, interviewed us for his feature about digital nomads who make a living while traveling the world. We were two of a handful of people profiled in this article. We’re honored to be considered as examples for people, especially considering that most of the others in this article are true travel heavyweights. Thanks to Tim and Lonely Planet!

Digital Nomad Hub: We actually have no idea who these folks are, or what their agenda is. What we do know is that they wrote an article about us and the advice we give now and then, and we appreciate that they did so! Thanks to whoever you are, and thanks for tagging us on Google+; otherwise, we might have never known about it.

Continue reading…

Day Trip: A Visit to Linz, Austria

Linz, Austria by Jets Like Taxis

As you may or may not know, we’re currently in Vienna, Austria, for three months. One thing we love to do is get out and see smaller towns, alternate cities, or whatever else is reasonably close to our home base.

While Linz is hardly a day trip away from Vienna, we wanted to go there because my ancestors hail from a village just north of there. I hadn’t been in over fifteen years, and thought it’d be great to go back, see how the town is doing, and get plenty of photos for my family.

Continue reading…

In Pictures: New Berlin, Texas

New Berlin, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

During our hunt for German-speaking communities in the Texas Hill Country on our “Fabric of America” tour, we spotted a town on the map called New Berlin. Considering our history, you know we just had to go there.

We figured, if we couldn’t find any German-speakers in Fredericksburg, Texas, maybe we could find some in New Berlin of all places? Even if there was only a .00001% chance that’d happen, we went anyway. Because, you know how we do.

Continue reading…

In Pictures: Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

During our extensive “Fabric of America” road trip, one of the things we really wanted to do was explore Texas Hill Country, specifically the areas with a rich German tradition. Texas German is unfortunately fading out, but we figured we might be able to find some folks to talk with and experience some of the history in the area.

The focal point of Texas German country is the town of Fredericksburg, so we obviously thought this would be the place to start.

Continue reading…

Design Your Life: New T-shirts!

Express by Jets Like Taxis

In case you didn’t know, we are designers. And we make shirts. Occasionally, we get the itch to do Jets Like Taxis shirts, in case any of you want to be seen wearing such a thing. :)

We’ve just put up some new designs on freshism. One is a re-release of one of our “Fabric of America” designs with some new colourways, and the other is a new shirt based on a stencil we did many moons ago, which was originally used for old Jets Like Taxis stickers way back before we ever had a blog.

These, as well as our “Design Your Life” tees and tote bags, are available in multiple colors for all ages right here. If you buy anything on freshism, you’ll not only be supporting what we do, but you’ll be supporting independent artists and great people. So yeah, go do that!

Use coupon code JETS15 to save 15% off your entire order.

“American Girl Scout” T-shirt: Our sort of apocalyptic propaganda piece. Just a girl. With dynamite. And a flight mask. And devil horns. And a toy airplane. As mentioned before, this was originally a stencil (and a canvas), and her head was used on some old stickers of ours. Finally decided to put her on a shirt! Available in two colors for all ages.

American Girl Scout by Jets Like Taxis

“Express” T-shirt: As we travel full-time and such, we liked the concept of a postal-style design. This one is two colors and includes a globe along with banners that say “Design Your Life.” You can get it in black, brown, kelly green, and navy blue. Men, women, and kids, short- and long-sleeve.

Express by Jets Like Taxis

Express by Jets Like Taxis

Want more? Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and Flickr.

Any thoughts? Let us know in the comments!

In Pictures: Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona by Jets Like Taxis

We can’t write about every place we go. It’s impossible. Well, maybe not impossible, but quite a stretch. So, we now have our “In Pictures” series, which catalogs some of our memories from places we’ve been that we didn’t write the full-blown, insanely wordy posts that we’re known for.

During our trip to the Grand Canyon on our “Fabric of America” tour, we stayed in the city of Flagstaff, Arizona. And when one thinks of Arizona, it’s usually the desert. Lots and lots of desert. And heat.

Flagstaff is completely different.

Continue reading…

In Pictures: Little Colorado River Gorge, Arizona

Little Colorado River Gorge in the Navajo Nation, Arizona by Jets Like Taxis

During our trip to the Grand Canyon on our “Fabric of America” tour, we were able to spend some time checking out the Little Colorado River Gorge in the Navajo Nation, which lies just southeast of the aforementioned massive tourist destination.

We didn’t actually know we were going there, but we ended up driving through during our return to Flagstaff from the Grand Canyon.

Stopping along the way, we met some very nice people who sold us some very nice handicrafts for our family. They were also happy to spend some time telling us about life in the Navajo Nation and the sights of the surrounding area.

Continue reading…

Art Files: Thiago Goms and Karina Toledo in Vienna, Austria

Thiago Goms and Karina Toledo at adhocPAD in Vienna, Austria by Jets Like Taxis

The art files! It shouldn’t really be a secret that we’re huge fans of contemporary art, from lowbrow to graffiti and more.

As we’re not really into visiting classical sites and museums, we often find ourselves seeking out the good stuff on the streets and in art galleries. Such is the case here in Vienna, as one of the first things we did here was to hook up with a longtime associate, Lilo, at his adhocPAD creative hub and gallery.

Continue reading…