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A Middle Eastern Holiday

Manali and I spent the Thanksgiving holiday visiting with her parents in Bahrain, and her brother Kunal, who flew in from Houston. Seeing the...

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...

New Zealand | Explore More Campervan Review

New Zealand :: Explore More Campervan Review from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We were lucky to have “sampled” travel in various sizes of campervans in...

M & T’s Top 11 of 2011 | Routeburn Track

One of our favorite places in the world is New Zealand! The tramping (hiking) opportunities, as the kiwis call it, are endless and provide...

M & T’s Top 11 of 2011 | Guilin, China

Tales of picturesque mountains nurturing a winding and beautiful river led us to Guilin, China and nearby Yangshuo. We arrived into Guilin International Airport...

Tokyo | Japan :: Cramped And Lengthy, Overnight Bus Trip To...

After deciding not to get the JR Rail Pass, which is the premier choice for inter city travel within the country, we booked seats...

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...

Rotorua | New Zealand :: Heating Up In New Zealand’s Cultural...

Rotorua | New Zealand :: Warming Up In New Zealand's Cultural Capital from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. All we knew about Rotorua was the persistent...

Shanghai | China: Chinese Supermarkets To Unsettle Your Tummy

Chinese supermarkets have to be one of the most interesting places within the country, especially for westerners. At the same time, it can leave...

Osaka | Japan :: Crossing The Formidable East China Sea From...

We are determined not to shy away from any means of transportation during our trip, as the lust of unseen places is fuel enough...