RTW Budget: One Month in Malaysia

June 2014

For the month of June we were in the amazing country of Malaysia. We spent 2 ½ weeks in the city of Kuala Lumpur and then flew to the beautiful island of Borneo staying in the city of Kuching for 11 days. At the end of the month, we then left Malaysia for Bali. We […]

Sydney’s Corner: All About Chocolate

Glorious chocolate

Who likes chocolate?  This blog is going to be really sweet, because it is all about chocolate.  Let’s first start with some facts about chocolate. Origins Chocolate was to believed to have first grown in Mesoamerica.   Mesoamerica is an area of southern Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  People think that chocolate has been […]

Caribbean Cruises: Island Fun and Adventure for Families


The Caribbean is one of the world’s most desirable destinations and there’s hardly a better way to visit the islands than by sea, where you can be transported to each island in style, as well as approach the stunning coastal locations of places like Antigua and Dominica from a unique perspective. If you’re considered a […]

Family Friendly Activities in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was one of those places that pleasantly surprised us.  Normally, we do not like big cities. This was especially true after four months of being in SE Asia and staying in some really, really big noisy cities.  But we actually really enjoyed our time in Kuala Lumpur and found the city to […]

United Kingdom: 1 Country, or 4?

UK Graph

We recently tried to count up all of the countries that we have visited and became stumped when we got to the United Kingdom. We were not sure if England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland should be counted as individual countries, or if they should be grouped under one country, United Kingdom. To help us […]

Europe: Where are the Continent’s Best Casinos?


The continent of Europe is a highly popular tourist destination with almost 500 million international visitors each year. Of the 50 countries that comprise the continent, seven are among the world’s top ten visited nations and Europe is a wealth of cultural heritage and diverse landscapes. The infrastructure of Europe also makes it quite easy […]

Life After Long-Term Travel

Everything we own in the world!

Most people that we speak with assume that we are heading back to Portland, Oregon once we finish our “vacation” and that we will go back to life as normal. Whatever “normal” means. I think it’s nearly impossible to go back to life as it was before long-term travel. Being immersed in different cultures and […]