Coastal Route, Australia

Stopping at coastal towns and beautiful views on our drive north to Sydney was sure a treat, but more time and better weather would have sweetened the deal.

Southern Scenic Route, New Zealand

To recover from our hike, we took a few days to drive leisurely down the coast of the the South Island of New Zealand. The well established Southern Scenic Route had lots of options for activities along the way ranging from hikes and wildlife preserves to historic lighthouses and fishing villages.

Trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake, Myanmar

Traveling through Southeast Asia without camping equipment didn’t give us too many opportunities for long hikes. In Kalaw we were able to arrange a hiking trip with homestays along the way. Finally we got to have a real adventure in Myanmar. Along the way we learned a lot and made some good friends with our…

Slow boat on the Mekong, Laos

Taking a slow boat along the Mekong tops a lot of the lists of things to do in this region of the world. The boats slowly drift along calm waters, past small villages, and beautiful countryside. But a little research into the logistics of taking a slow boat revealed horror stories of overcrowding and bad…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Most people would probably tell you Kentucky is best known for its Bourbon and Kentucky is awfully proud of this. Several predominate distilleries call Kentucky home and its bourbon is shipped worldwide. In 1999 the Kentucky Distiller’s Association decided to start marketing the Bourbon Trail. The Bourbon Trail is composed of 9 distilleries, mostly located between…