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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...

M & T’s Top 11 of 2011 | Things To Do...

1. Shanghai Museum: First of all it's free which is always nice. The museum also provides great insight into Chinese culture and history. It...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Puri Garden House Review

In Ubud, there are plentiful Balinese homestays where basic accommodation can be found for $10 (fan rooms with shared bathroom) as well as luxurious...

Cram-a-Rama!

Rush Hour Squeeze Holy smokes! We may have to rethink working and commuting in Japan! I thought our office elevators were a tight squeeze. Trust...

Watch out Yokozuma!

In addition to sight seeing, we can learn so much about customs and traditions by merely watching a country's national sport.  Terry and I...

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...

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...

Chiang Mai | Thailand :: Baan Chang Elephant Park

Heading to Chiang Mai, we knew from research and conversation that one of the most interesting things to do there was have an up...

Top 10 Budget Guesthouses in S.E. Asia

A while back, we featured traveling couple, Aaron & Georgie currently exploring S.E. Asia.  Terry and I have realized just how large and helpful...

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...