About Paul Watts

Paul is a professional software engineer, amateur cook, and travel enthusiast. Find him on Facebook.

About Misty Weaver

Misty is a trained librarian and information architect. She’s also a country rock star.

About the title

Sans lapins is French for “without rabbits.” It’s an homage to our two pet rabbits, Ben and Bess. Rabbits aren’t big on travel. They decided they’d rather stay home, under the care of a friend, and feast on hay and leafy, green, organic vegetables.

In case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced “SAHN lah-PAHN,” where the a’s are pronounced as in “far”, the n’s are pronounced way up your sinuses and the final s’s aren’t pronounced at all.

About the moose

You may notice a moose in a few pictures we post on the blog. He’s someone who likes to travel with us and appear in photos of places around the world. In case you meet him on one of his adventures, his name is “moose.”

He’s been spotted in places such as:

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • The summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii
  • The Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York
  • The Aya Sofya in Istanbul
  • New Orleans Jazz Fest

About the images

The header image is modified from this image on Flickr, distributed under a Creative Commons license. The background image is modified from a medieval map of France. I believe it’s in the public domain.