Destinations

From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Queenstown | New Zealand :: Adventure Seeking Capital

Queenstown reminded us a lot of Breckenridge or Vail in Colorado, a cute little ski town yet bursting with activities all year round. Here, other than skiing and hiking, you can go speed jet...

Hong Kong | China: Mid Autumn Festival

One of the most important holidays on the Chinese Calendar, is a celebration dating back 3,000 years, when a gentleman named Chang'e was lifted up to the moon. We're guessing he was consequently worshiped....

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 just as the sun set, leaving the 45 minute ride...
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Rotorua | New Zealand :: Heating Up In New Zealand’s Cultural Capital

Rotorua | New Zealand :: Warming Up In New Zealand's Cultural Capital from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. All we knew about Rotorua was the persistent ‘rotten egg’ smell that lingered all day and that it...

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 your stomach a little unsettled. Meat is sitting out in...

Shanghai | China: Obtaining Harmony And A Fake Rolex At Yu Gardens & Bazaar

Adjacent to "Old Shanghai" area we visited Yu Garden and the surrounding Bazaar. Admission to the gardens, which are quite expansive was 40 Yuan each. Definitely a tourist destination within Shanghai, but something to...

Hong Kong | China: Victoria Peak

Tonight we rode to the top of Victoria Peak. The Peak, as locals know it, offers some of the most stunning views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Victoria Harbor. Like many things in...

Tokyo | Japan :: Tokyo Trance

People stand at street corners, not a car or truck in sight, only audible in the distance, yet reverent to the backlit red sign stalling their steps and intent to cross. Such observations are...

Melbourne | Australia :: The Great Ocean Road

If you have some extra time while visiting Melbourne, definitely take a road trip on the Great Ocean Road. You can either rent your own vehicle or campervan or take a one day guided...

Guangzhou | China: National Day Parade & Celebration

During National Day in China, we were on the move, leaving Guilin on our way to Hong Kong via Guangzhou. As we lugged our increasingly weighty bags through the Guangzhou airport, we caught site...

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