Hyde Park packing

Packing Tips for Extended Travels

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” –Susan Heller So you’re getting ready to travel…

Geocaching jeep

Intro to Geocaching

Enjoy the outdoors? Hiking? Nature? A good puzzle or game of Hide-and-Seek? You might want to try your hand at Geocaching. We started in 2006 and have made it a…

Scary Flip Flops

Getting Sick: Rural Cambodia vs. Bangkok

Getting Sick on the Road For most of us, getting sick while traveling is pretty high on the list of fears.  It’s no fun to be ill no matter where…

Qingdao Seaside

Don’t Skip: Qingdao, China

Intro to Qingdao We visited Qingdao quite unintentionally, but it turned out to be a great stop. Located at the southern tip of the Shandong peninsula, this charming port city…

The Bishop's Palace

Galveston Island Day Trip

Galveston Island Located about an hour south of Houston on the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island is a barrier island that has been hit hard by powerful hurricanes and storms.  In 1900, Galveston…

Longsheng Rice Terraces

Longsheng Rice Terraces

Longsheng Rice Terraces Hands-down, our favorite part of our visit to Guilin was a day-trip several hours away to the Longsheng Rice Terraces. We shared transportation with four others from…

This is pretty much how it looked.

Surviving the Overnight Hard Seat: Xi’an to Pingyao

Xi’an to Pingyao Vowing to never again settle for a “hard seat” on an overnight train (especially the lowest grade, like the one we experienced), we arrived in Pingyao from…

St. Kitts Scenic Church

Don’t Skip: St. Kitts

Intro to St. Kitts The little island of St. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts from afar in 1493, but it wasn’t colonized until the British arrived in 1623. It…

Nice seat huh?

Don’t Skip: Jeju Island, South Korea

Intro to Jeju Island Jeju is marketed as the “honeymoon island,” popular with couples who take the opportunity to visit Love Land and the Museum of Sex after their walks on the…

Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang, Laos

Counting Kip in Laos

Although our time there was much shorter than we wanted, Laos left a lasting impression on us both and a thirst to return. When asked about our favorite destinations, Laos…