Taiwan – Sun Moon Lake

Our third destination in Taiwan was Sun Moon Lake.  The lake is the largest body of water in Taiwan as well as a very popular local tourist attraction and it looked like an ideal place for us to spend a few days walking and riding bikes around the lake. First, however, we needed to get […]

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Taiwan – Hualien and Taroko National Park

The second part of our adventure in Taiwan was a trip down to Hualien to visit Taroko National Park. As I mentioned in our Taipei post, we were staying very close to the Taipei Main Station but really any part of central Taipei gets to the station pretty quickly on the metro.  There are several […]

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Taiwan – A Few Days in Taipei

We finalized our trip to Taiwan about a week before we went which didn’t leave a ton of time for planning an itinerary.  Usually Shani takes care of that, she loves trip planning! This time, however, she just didn’t have time to really look into things as she is working long hours and has a […]

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Beach Day

When the weather is nice we try and get out to the beach on Friday mornings. It’s Sebastian’s favorite day!  When the tide is low there are a ton of small crabs scurrying about and that triggers his prey instinct, which is hilarious and a little frustrating at times. The lizards here at the apartment […]

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SUP Abu Dhabi

When we moved to Abu Dhabi we were pretty keen on trying out some of the local paddle boarding.  Our first trip out was to the Mangroves and we quite liked it.  It sort of ignited a little spark and we’ve contemplated getting our own paddle boards ever since. But then we had all of this […]

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Videos from Vietnam

A while back we picked up a GoPro for our trip to the Philippines. We knew we were going to be swimming with the whale sharks and a GoPro made sense.  You can read about that by clicking here – swimming with the whale sharks. Since then the GoPro has mostly sat in a drawer.  Well […]

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Vietnam – Our Cat Ba Island Adventures

The final part of our Vietnam trip took us to the coast and to Cat Ba Island. Cat Ba is on the southern edge of the famous Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay share the same unique limestone karsts that make a maze of islands in the bay and […]

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Vietnam – Phong Nha Farmstay and Hang Tien Cave Trek

If you’re following along for our Vietnam adventures you know that we were using Hanoi as a home base of sorts and our goal for the trip was trying to see some of the awesome natural attractions Vietnam has to offer. You can read about our days in Hanoi here – Vietnam A Few Days in […]

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Vietnam – A Few Days in Hanoi

During our trip to Vietnam we only ended up staying a few days in Hanoi, using it as our home base of sorts between trips to other parts of the country. Since we only had a short holiday in Vietnam and really wanted to spend some time outdoors experiencing the unique things Vietnam has to […]

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Tried and True International Travel Tips

Tried and True International Travel Tips I saw a similar list on an internet forum and thought I would add our take to it. These are our lessons and what we’ve learned through our travel experiences. Check your passport expiration date. Many countries require 6 months of validity, some only 3. I had to renew […]

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