Photo Essay: Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal

Monkey Forest-15

Monkeys! Cute little monkeys. Adorable and completely innocent little creatures. We once thought that, until we visited SE Asia. During our 6 months in SE Asia we came to realize that we were wrong. Long-tailed macaque monkeys are not so innocent. Cute, yes, but far from innocent. Monkeys are actually vile, thieving, diseased creatures whose sole […]

Rice Fields of Ubud Bali

Rice fields of Ubud

I was not sure what to expect when we decided to stay in Ubud Bali, as we had heard fellow travelers express vastly different opinions. It seemed like people either loved BalI or hated it. After staying a month I can see a little bit of both sides. The traffic is horrendous and Ubud is […]

Photo of the Week: Koala

Koala Bear

Driving just 90 minutes east of Melbourne, Australia we found the Ballarat Wildlife Park. One of the things we wanted to do most in Australia is to see the strange native critters. Not only do you get to see the animals at the park, but you actually get to pet them, including this cute little […]

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 […]