Places we've been...

Whitsunday Islands | Australia :: 74 Islands Of The Blue

These tiny islands dotted around perfect turquoise colored waters are a popular getaway for most Australians. We jumped aboard the 26 passenger Illusions...

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...

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...

M & T Top 11 of 2011 | Greek Island Hopping

The Greek Isles were always a highly anticipated stop on our around the world adventure, so we were stoked to finally be there! With...

Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers | New Zealand :: Beauty On...

Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers | New Zealand :: Open For Business Since 10,000 BC from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. Even though we’ve seen similar...

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...

Lake Taupo | New Zealand :: Skydiving Is For Tourists Too!

Lake Taupo | New Zealand :: Skydiving Is For Tourists Too! from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. To keep up with Terry and these adventure loving...

Koh Tao | Thailand :: A Lifetime of Memories

Our lengthy journey to Koh Tao began as we left Singapore, bound once again for Phuket. After an evening at your favorite guest house...

Great Barrier Reef | Australia :: Diving the GBR

Larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing visible from outer space, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is one of...

Shanghai | China :: Two Days, Two Bunks, One Big Ferry....

Have you ever wondered what a two day ferry voyage across the East China Sea is like? Hopefully we can provide you a little...