Places we've been...

Tokyo | Japan :: Khaosan Ninja Hostel Review

Likely to be one of the finer hostels we will stay during our tour of the world, Khaosan Ninja did not disappoint. It was...

Favorites | Festivals in Thailand

Thailand is a magical and mysterious country that offers travelers a glimpse of its ancient and fascinating South East Asian culture.  Whether you seek...

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...

Split | Croatia :: Exploring The Port

We had a day to settle into the cruise and explore the ship while at sea, got our SPA passes, ate the usual 5...

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,...

Sydney | Australia :: Wake Up! Sydney Hostel Review

This mammoth hostel, converted from a 1900 department store, located near Central Station and Railway Square is extremely popular among backpackers and travelers of...

Melbourne | Australia :: Melbourne Central YHA Review

This award winning hostel was one of our favorites. The common rooms, kitchens (a little small, but one on each floor) and bathrooms were...

Christchurch | New Zealand :: City Tour

Christchurch | New Zealand :: City Tour from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We landed in Christchurch just after midnight and were still intrigued by its...

Camping Below The Rim

Do you ever do things just for the hell of it? Maybe just to be able to say you did it, or to test...

Venice | Italy :: City On The Sea

Arriving in Venice, Italy  we were ready to explore the enchanting canals architecture and alleyways while slurping down spaghetti, espressos and gelato! A photographer’s...