Here you’ll find special trips and splurge adventures we thought were totally worth spending on. We just don’t say “no” to visiting rescued wild animals, snorkeling in pristine waters or hiking to spectacular waterfalls.
We did our share of strenuous hikes and ziplining in our younger days. These days, we don’t need adrenaline rushes to have a fun adventure. Almost anything out of the norm is an adventure to us.There are wonders round every corner when you are in an exotic place like Thailand or Bali.
We have found that just living somewhere different, riding a bus, or shopping in a foreign market is another kind of adventure. Life is so much more of a delight when everything is new and a little unpredictable. Take a peek into our take on adventuring around the globe and see what sparks your imagination.
If you are looking for an untouched paradise on the edge of civilization, Ubud no longer qualifies. This also means Indonesian dishes, pizza, vegetarian, vegan and raw food restaurants are all available, it is easy to procure various means of transportation, and lodgings to fit most budgets can be booked online.read more
A simple bowl of ramen noodle soup in Tokyo Japan can be a transcendent experience. Surprising fresh bamboo shoots, revered by the Japanese, are a delicacy not to be missed by the Tokyo visitor.read more
Discover why you must visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica with our complete guide with photos, waterfall gardens map and tips to make the most of your visit.read more
Discover the unique El Toledo Permaculture Coffee Farm and learn why the highly educational tour was one of the highlights of our visit to Atenas, Costa Rica.read more
On a boat tour in the Sierpe River area of Costa Rica we were able to view and photograph many exotic Costa Rican animals and plants such as monkeys, herons, crocodiles, white ibis, wood rail, red-headed woodpecker, hawks, toucans, macaws and much more.read more
We were so lucky to be at Playa Tortuga in Costa Rica to witness the release of baby sea turtles, who were protected from poachers by a wonderful turtle conservation organization.read more
For more than 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona has been teaching and inspiring visitors from the local community and around the world, providing research, exhibits and holding events designed to help us understand, protect and preserve the...read more
Stroking, feeding and bathing full grown Thai elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, is the experience of a lifetime. Join us as we learn about these magnificent creatures and the woman who has dedicated her life to saving them.read more
During our two weeks in Chiang Mai it was suggested that we must not miss the Chiang Rai area. So we hired a guide and headed out for the full day of touring that he planned for us…read more
The entire village of Borsang, Thailand revolves around the making of umbrellas. We had seen umbrellas like these in import stores in America, but never understood how much time and effort goes into their assembly…read more
The local artists, traditional and contemporary, the expats and their interpretations of the beauty and culture- we just couldn’t stop showing each other and snapping photos to share with you.read more
I read a lot of other people's travel blogs. Many are youngish backpackers and a few have cleverly posted lists and photos of the things they pack, like Dan and Alissa at thisworldrocks. As long term house sitters in Australia, we had to pack for three seasons of...read more