Places we've been...

Bangkok | Thailand :: Sawasdee House Hostel Review

Recently renovated and very hip, Sawasdee House is a perfect stay for the late night owl partying into the wee hours. Located a street...

Siem Reap | Cambodia :: Angkor Wat

Ahhhh, we missed you, Asia!  Long gone were the days where we could progressively dine street style, bargain until our ears bled, enjoy hours of...

Norwegian Cruise Lines :: Greek Isles Cruise Highlights

How much do we love a great cruise?! We sailed the blue seas over to Alaska in August 2009 and kept our eyes...

Waitomo | New Zealand :: Glowing Worms and Naked Rabbits

Waitomo | New Zealand :: Angora Rabbit Shearing from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We were so “touristed out” at this point and were abhorred to...

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 | Things To Do...

Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne (3.7 million people), is an extremely “liveable” city offering a plethora of activities, arts and a lively café culture....

Koh Lanta + Krabi + Rai Lei | Thailand :: Life...

Our return to Thailand from Singapore, our second visit after a first go around of 4 weeks, left us a fresh 30 day visa....

Hong Kong | China: Tai O Fishing Village

Earlier in the day we visited the Tian Tan Buddha, and couldn't leave the area without a glimpse of Tai O Fishing Village. There...

Chiang Mai | Thailand: Schoolyard Takraw

Growing up, I pretty much played soccer year round, and it was my best sport, although I played basketball, baseball and a little football...

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...