Before landing in Hawaii, we had a typical paradise-like image of serene, golden beaches in our minds. Heaven everywhere you go. Of course that is true of the islands, but the Hawaiian landscape, having been created by volcanic activity, is also much more varied than you’d think. On the Big Island, for example, there was Read Post
From America to Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and beyond, posts here provide a glimpse into specific cities, countries and the adventures you can have while there.
Part of Hawaii’s allure is that it’s a mix of exotic and foreign while still remaining somewhat familiar. The familiarity comes from the fact that it’s a U.S. state, which means there are modern conveniences you’d expect to find in a first-world country. However, the “foreignness” is felt in a couple ways. First, this Pacific Read Post
When friends and family tell me they’ve never traveled to Asia before, I typically recommend Thailand as their first stop. It’s a great introductory country to the region because it will likely cause little or no culture shock for Westerns. Tourism has been a huge part of Thailand for years, which makes some of the most Read Post
I love New York City. It is a vibrant, hectic, crowded metropolis that never ceases to leave me exhausted. Tara and I have both been more than 10 times each, but we always welcome the opportunity to return. Recently, Tara and I took a bus up for a weekend to visit some friends. Between gas, Read Post
One of our most popular YouTube videos is of Tara and I riding and bathing an elephant at Elephant Junction in Thekkady, India. The whole experience was extremely memorable, and it was just a puzzle piece in our month-long exploration of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. It ended up being one of our favorite regions we visited during Read Post