Picton to Wellington | New Zealand :: Interislander Ferry Crossing

Picton to Wellington | New Zealand :: Interislander Ferry Crossing from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. Time for the North Island!  Hopefully no more curvy, windy, one lane highway roads up steep mountainsides adorned with sheep...

Hong Kong | China :: Out & About In Hong Kong

As with all places one visits, comes the question, "Could I live here?" Manali and I have asked ourselves this question over and over, but we finally and excitedly said "YES!" to Hong Kong....

Tawau | Malaysia :: Diving Sipadan Island Marine Park

Ever since we first went diving in Thailand, we now tend to gravitate towards places where the diving is known to be wonderful and diverse. We knew that Malaysia had some great reefs...

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 open for any other cruising opportunities as we traveled –...
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Kuta Beach | Bali, Indonesia :: Surfer’s Paradise

We spent Christmas on Kuta Beach this year, gifting ourselves with surfing lessons, among people wearing their swimsuits and Santa hats resting under decorated palm trees. Not a bad way to spend the ‘winter’...

Shanghai | China :: Blue Mountain Youth Hostel Review

Blue Mountain had a great location, directly across the street from the Luban Road metro stop on line 4 in Shanghai. The importance of such close proximity to mass transit can only be known...

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

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 in Alaska, these twin glaciers are still awe inspiring and...

Wedding Footage

I was playing around a little bit with our wedding footage, and came up with this kind of whispy effect. I like it. My less artistic wife is not quite sold on it yet....

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...

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