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  • What "Four?" Bangkok

    What “Four?” Bangkok, Thailand

    Bangkok is a city of excess. The negatives are too many cars, too many people, and too much activity. The positives are too much good food, too many places to see,…

  • What "Four?" Pai, Thailand

    What “Four?” Pai, Thailand

    While we won’t describe Pai as a “must-visit” stop on a tour of northern Thailand, it has many attractive attributes. The delicious (though often not Thai) food, gorgeous scenery, and relaxing…

  • White House

    Finding my Voice

    On most days, this is going to be a site where you can learn about the people, places, and experiences we have had on this RTW trip of ours. But not…

  • Roti: Thailand’s Answer to my Sweet Tooth

    I have a wicked sweet tooth. My meal isn’t finished until I have something sweet. Typically chocolate. Yet, I am not really picky. Ice cream, cake, cookies, they all work. Coming…

  • Fremantle: The Apple of our Eye

    Ben and I fell in love recently. The object of our affection? Fremantle, Western Australia, or Freo to the locals. It was the kind of love that can only be described…

  • Woods Beside Waipu Caves

    Our Favorite Māori Myths and Legends

    One of the most fascinating aspects of travel for us is learning about different cultures, and in New Zealand, the influence of the Māori can be seen far and wide. The…

  • Tattooed by a Monk: My Sak Yant Tattoo

    The smoky fragrance of incense, opening up to a complete stranger about my passions, fears, and desires, and being able to share it all with Sarah will leave as indelible a…

  • Barossa Valley: Deep Roots and Delicious Wine

    After an intense wine tour experience in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, we were a bit hesitant to book another tour. But with more than 60 wine regions, award winning…