Thoughts while traveling…part 1

So I was thinking of maybe documenting some interesting thoughts or things we reflect on while we are traveling. I am not sure if this will stick, but lets see… How did people travel before google maps and ride sharing services?!? I am happy to be doing this trip with those apps my phone. ThatContinue reading “Thoughts while traveling…part 1”


I’ll admit, Malaysia wasn’t a country that I thought we would spend any significant amount of time in during our travels, but I am so glad that we did. We explored two different cities, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. We learned so much about the different cultures living together and experienced our first temples. Kuala LumpurContinue reading “Malaysia!”

Australia Week 1: Sydney

Our first week in Australia was spent exploring Sydney and the beaches. We wandered around gardens looking for parrots, enjoyed the waterfront, hiked between beaches along the coast, and enjoyed the New Years Eve fireworks shows in the harbor. A lot of our days were spent in smoky haze due to the fires west/south/north ofContinue reading “Australia Week 1: Sydney”

New Zealand Week 3: Wine, seals, mountains, parrots!

Our last week in New Zealand was yet another whirlwind of driving, new cities, and taking in the sights. Some highlights include wine tasting, hanging out in seal colonies in Kaikoura, taking a helicopter ride over the glaciers, and luging in Queenstown. South Island Wine Country Our South Island adventure started with a ferry rideContinue reading “New Zealand Week 3: Wine, seals, mountains, parrots!”

New Zealand Week 2: Blackwater rafting, Kiwi sightings, geothermal mud baths, and more!

Happy Holidays everyone! It’s been awhile since week one update, but we have been pretty busy and when we get back to our accommodations I just want to sleep. Week two was pretty packed with activities and lots of driving to finish up our north island portion of the road trip. Waitomo Cave Blackwater RaftingContinue reading “New Zealand Week 2: Blackwater rafting, Kiwi sightings, geothermal mud baths, and more!”

New Zealand Week 1: Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula

Kia Ora Friends! We have been having a great time here in New Zealand for the last week. It hasn’t all been super fun though as we are still adjusting to driving on the left and dealing with being generally allergic to the countryside (I have sneezed twice while writing this sentence). But we haveContinue reading “New Zealand Week 1: Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula”

Big Island of Hawaii: Week 3

You guys, week three was maybe the best week so far! We snorkeled until we were too tired to snorkel anymore. For my birthday, we stayed over on the Kona side of the island for two nights (its just too far from our main Airbnb to do all of the activities and drive home inContinue reading “Big Island of Hawaii: Week 3”