Every now and again, it’s good to unplug from rhythm and routine and shake things up a bit. When it comes to recharging the old battery, getting outta Dodge can be just what the doctor ordered. We’re big fans of taking time to retreat here and there—venturing out, gaining new perspective, and getting re-energized so we can get back to doing what we love to do. And looking at some of our team’s recent whereabouts, it seems that many of our spirits should be shipshape for a while. From international expeditions to father-daughter date nights out on the town, we've been making an effort to branch out and get away, if only for a little while. (Oh, and if you can’t plan your own escape any time soon, you can live vicariously through ours in the meantime.)

Acrobatics in Italy.

Acrobatics in Italy.

Days on the beach...

Days on the beach...

Nights in the city.

Nights in the city.

Paying tribute to a culinary icon.

Paying tribute to a culinary icon.

Heading out for a daddy-daughter date.

Heading out for a daddy-daughter date.

Good-old countryside strolls.

Good-old countryside strolls.

Cold morning walks (with hot coffee in hand).

Cold morning walks (with hot coffee in hand).

Two-wheeled ventures in the great outdoors.

Two-wheeled ventures in the great outdoors.

Mountainview chats on the Amalfi coast.

Mountainview chats on the Amalfi coast.

In the middle of somewhere.

In the middle of somewhere.