Places we've been...

Here We Come Brave New World!

Cars sold .... 2 House rented .... 1 Boxes stored .... 20 Bags packed .... 2 Dogs relocated ... 1 Days of anticipation .... 521 Trips to REI .... 45 Items...

M & T’s Top 11 of 2011 | Great Wall of...

Of all the adventurous things we conquered, the 10 Kilometers that Manali and I hiked from Jinshanling to Simatai is definitely one of the...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Sania’s House Review

Tucked away in a small alley off Monkey Forest road, Sania house is an authentic jewel of a homestay. The family that resides...

Tokyo | Japan :: Touch Down In Tokyo

We arrived into Narita International, the air hub of Tokyo, with little affair and even managed to get to our intended downtown location, Bakurocho,...

Lake Taupo | New Zealand :: Queenstown of the North Island

Lake Taupo is the North Island’s answer to Queenstown in the South, where there are adventure seeker activities galore and a beautiful blue lake...

Tokyo | Japan :: Tokyo Trance

People stand at street corners, not a car or truck in sight, only audible in the distance, yet reverent to the backlit red sign...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Rice Terraces

Known for intricately carved rice terraces, a visit to a terraced rice field is an enjoyable way to spend a lazy afternoon. Two...

Yogyakarta | Indonesia :: Batik Basics

Batik is abundant here in Indonesia, especially in Yogyakarta, the capital of Batik, which simplified is painting with wax and dyes. We booked...

Milford Sound | New Zealand :: Cruising The Sounds

Milford Sound | New Zealand :: Cruising The Sounds from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. On our way back from the 3 day Routeburn trek, we...

Tom Yum Kung | Thai Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

This is one of our favorite Thai dishes that we made at the cooking school in Chiang Mai - it's found in high end...