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...
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Taking Europe by Train :: A Eurail Story

We absolutely LOVE train travel in Europe! If you are visiting the continent, you won’t get a true depiction of European lifestyle without taking at least one train journey.  A normal part of every...

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...

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 close experience with elephants. That was the general plan upon...
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New Zealand | Explore More Campervan Review

New Zealand :: Explore More Campervan Review from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We were lucky to have “sampled” travel in various sizes of campervans in Australia for short periods of time before we had to...

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

Have you ever wondered what a two day ferry voyage across the East China Sea is like? Hopefully we can provide you a little glimpse of what may be in store for you, should...

Bangkok | Thailand :: Sawasdee House Hostel Review

Recently renovated and very hip, Sawasdee House is a perfect stay for the late night owl partying into the wee hours. Located a street away from KSR on Soi Rambuttri, you would imagine it...

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...

Sydney | Australia :: Wake Up! Sydney Hostel Review

This mammoth hostel, converted from a 1900 department store, located near Central Station and Railway Square is extremely popular among backpackers and travelers of all ages. Although a little more expensive than the...

Shanghai | China :: Koala Garden Inn Hostel Review

Fresh off the ferry we were ready to unload our increasingly weighted bags and take a stroll around our home for the next week...so we hired a taxi from the ferry terminal to take...

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