On a chilly November Friday we took a little field trip to the Diplomatic Quarter. It’s this part of Riyadh that houses all of the Embassies and staff. There are quite a few parks and a trail that goes around the whole quarter. It’s also an abaya free zone! (Actually it’s more of an abay […]
Such an amazing trip! We went overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa and then back. Well almost overland. Rains caused a flood that wiped out a village and the road from the Tibet border to Kathmandu. Our options were an impromptu trek or a helicopter ride. We opted for the lift over the devastation rather than […]
Before heading into Tibet, I spent 2 weeks in Nepal. Shani flew in a few days before we took off and we had some time to explore while our visa was getting processed. Kathmandu has changed a lot in the 12 years since she was last here. If her memory is correct, there is a […]
We took the long way to Saudi Arabia from California via Hong Kong. We figured a long layover and a day around town would probably be a good adventure and our last opportunity to see the sea and some green before the sands of KSA. It’s really easy to hop the train and do a […]
On our way back to the States from Sri Lanka we had a long layover in Shanghai (around 8 hours). We hired a local guide for the day which was awesome. She took care of the itinerary, transportation and paid for everything so we didn’t have to waste time finding an ATM and getting stuck […]
We really enjoyed our tour of Sri Lanka, especially the wildlife! We saw an unbelievable number of elephants even though there was some rain that kept them in the bush. Our driver was very good and even surprised Shani with a gluten free cake for her birthday!
This is one trip everyone should try and do! So much is still unspoiled wilderness, cared for by both the travelers, national park workers and locals alike. The magic and splendor of the Patagonia range is almost impossible to put into words. We were so lucky to get incredible weather for nearly our entire trip, […]
During the time we were living in Brazil we had the opportunity to travel around a bit. This gallery has some of the things we did in proximity to Sao Paulo while we were there.
We were lucky enough to be living in Brazil during the world famous Carnival! It is quite the spectacle. Shani had some co-workers that agreed to give us the locals tour and we had seats in the Sambadrome for the first night. It is amazing to see all of the samba schools strut their stuff!
If you’re looking for an easy, tropical, budget friendly getaway, Roatan, Honduras is a great spot. It’s pretty easy to get to as some of the large airlines fly there directly and it’s a breeze to get around once you’re there. For more information on transportation options, check out Travel to Roatan. Roatan is probably […]