Places we've been...

Queenstown | New Zealand :: Hiking The Routeburn Track

If you have not hiked one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, the full experience of what this country has to offer has probably escaped...

Kuta Beach | Bali, Indonesia :: Surfer’s Paradise

We spent Christmas on Kuta Beach this year, gifting ourselves with surfing lessons, among people wearing their swimsuits and Santa hats resting under decorated...

Singapore | Singapore: The Amazing Turkish Ice Cream Guy

Every so often you come across a true artist, capable of entertaining and dazzling a crowd of onlookers through a rare talent to perform...

Shanghai | China: Tallest Observatory In The World Atop Shanghai World...

Exploring the city of Shanghai right now may leave you a little frustrated, due to the massive construction effort being undertaken for Expo 2010....

Picton to Wellington | New Zealand :: Interislander Ferry Crossing

Picton to Wellington | New Zealand :: Interislander Ferry Crossing from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. Time for the North Island!  Hopefully no more curvy, windy,...

Halls Gap | Australia :: The Grampians National Park

On our way back to Melbourne, we stopped a night at the Grampians National Park, a huge forest of gum trees with abundant wildlife...

Guangzhou | China: National Day Parade & Celebration

During National Day in China, we were on the move, leaving Guilin on our way to Hong Kong via Guangzhou. As we lugged our...

Hong Kong | China: Tian Tan Buddha

Today, we sought out a little spirituality. We don't do it enough, but in whatever form it may come, taking time to reflect, particularly...

M & T’s Top 11 of 2011 | GBR Pro Dive...

We have nothing but great things to say about Pro Dive in Cairns! The three day live-aboard was nothing short of professional, entertaining and...

Abel Tasman National Park | New Zealand :: Kayaking with Seals

The sole reason to visit Abel Tasman National Park, one of New Zealand’s smallest parks, is to kayak and camp on the secluded bays...