M & T’s Top 11 of 2011 | Beaches & Islands of Thailand

Thailand beaches are really relaxing and although similar, there are a few things that stand out in each that could make or break your beach time. Ko Samui :: The east coast of Samui has...

Sydney | Australia :: New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year from Manali + Terry! We rang in 2010 and watched the fireworks from Mrs Macquarie’s Point the Botanical Gardens, a perfect viewing point of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House,...

Shanghai | China :: Torrential Traffic In World’s Most Populated Country

Upon your first task of crossing a street in China, you quickly realize it is much different from home, wherever that may be...well aside from India maybe? I'm only speculating, but I would think most...

Melbourne | Australia :: Jucy Campervan Review

We were totally spoiled with the Toyota Hi Top Hiace in Tasmania and grimaced when we saw the limited space in the Jucy Toyoto Previa Campervan. Terry couldn’t even sit up in the...
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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 Kiwis, Manali decided to throw herself 15,000 feet out of...

Tokyo | Japan :: Tsukiji Fish Market

Manali goes journalistic with a first hand account of Tsukiji Fish Market. Don't miss this one!

Bangkok | Thailand: Erawan Waterfalls

Erawan Waterfalls, another tourist attraction that can draw you in easily just from the photos touted by local tour offices in Bangkok. Not entirely convinced of the unique nature and offering of the waterfall,...

Shanghai | China :: Funny Things We Like About CHINA (Or NOT)

All bits of culture have their little quirks...but the cultural quirks in China have quickly made lasting impressions, and leave us wondering, "Why do they do that?". For example, many Chinese men wrench their...

Its Bath Time: Songkran

Songrkan (Thai New Year) is celebrated every year from April 13 to April 15. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia. The most obvious celebration of Songkran...

La Tomatina :: Paint The Town Red

La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain. Tens of thousands of participants come from...

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