Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a beautiful city with a lot to do. Luckily we had a great tour guide, Jon’s cousin Marilynn, who was studying abroad.

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.

Milford Track, New Zealand

The Milford Track was one of the greatest adventures of our travels and the one we had been planning for months. It is a four day, three night, 33.5 mile hike along the ‘finest walk in the world’. The path is historic having been discovered in the 1880’s and leads hikers through green forests, into…

Chiang Mai, Thailand (2015)

Not wanting to miss seeing one of our great friends who was traveling through Southeast Asia, we caught up with him in Chiang Mai.  Despite fond memories from a prior trip to Chiang Mai, this time through the region was a different experience as we had the privilege of tagging along with our friend and…

Luang Prabang, Laos

We may have saved the best of Laos for last. Everyone we met while traveling seemed to have strong feelings about Luang Prabang, however they differed greatly. Several travelers told us they loved Luang Prabang, it was beautiful and relaxing, others told us it was filled with tourists and didn’t feel authentic. We found it…

Retro Trip: Chiang Mai

Retro Trip Post: This is article 2 of 3 articles reflecting on our first trip to Thailand taken in 2011. After visiting Koh Samui to celebrate the marriage of two of our friends, we were invited to join them as they traveled to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Chiang Mai was our favorite part of…