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.

Chiang Rai, Thailand

The White Temple is an artist’s creation and one of the biggest attractions in the otherwise industrial city of Chiang Rai. Completely white with disturbing statues and modern references, the White Temple is unlike any other. Day 1 – Friday, January 30, 2015 Our first destination back in Thailand was Phuket and the other southern…

Our Favorites – US Roadtrip

Our 4 month road trip across the contiguous United States was very much driven by a desire to experience national parks. We have previously written about our favorite parks and our favorite hikes within those parks. However, we were also lucky enough to experience a multitude of American culture ranging from large metropolitans to small…

Travel Resources – Domestic Road Trip

Before leaving on our trip, we did some (but not too much) research, into our destinations. We made a list of cities and national parks that we really wanted to see on our trip. Then we plotted these locations on our own custom map using Google. We also created a calendar with a basic timeline of when…

Houston, TX

For us, the highlight of Houston was Jon’s homecoming to the Johnson Space Center, where he spent a spring and two summers as a co-op during college. It was great to tour the space center and see all of the changes as well as his old friends who still work there. Day 106 – 109 November 16 –…

Ohio to Illinois

On our way out of Cleveland we stopped at a Panera so Jon could work for a few hours. Then we headed west towards Illinois, but before getting to our next set destination, Chicago, we had one night to spend on the road. We promptly exited the Ohio Toll Road and instead opted for a…