May 3, 2013 Highlights
It’s hard work constantly researching for a place to stay. What once was a joyful challenge during 2-4 holidays a year now is the bane of my existence. Sometimes so much that rarely book in advance any more. Check out some of the highlights in our 365 day…
Apr 25, 2013 The Caribbean
Here is the full run down on how we spent our 7 days aboard the Carnival Valour visiting the Caribbean islands. Be warned it may bring copious amounts of jealousy.
Apr 23, 2013 Puerto Rico
It’s been a long 6 months since we left Penang and the last of the good Asian food we ever had. Verdanza to the rescue! Oh & they have a kids water park, which is pretty awesome too.
Apr 19, 2013 Antigua, Guatemala
Here’s another place in Central America I had not heard of. After doing some research we decided we wanted to visit this little UNESCO-recognized colonial town.
Apr 12, 2013 Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
So you want to know how to get there, right? And then where to stay and where to eat? Here is our little guide for Panajachel
Mar 14, 2013 Ambergris Caye, Belize
When we first got to this little island I was disheartened, we had tried a few places with not much success. The food was downright crappy. The supermarkets were expensive, the fruit and veg not fresh and it seemed there was nowhere to eat. Then...
Mar 1, 2013 Ambergris Caye, Belize
I am petrified of sharks. I come from the land down under where the Great Whites plunder (rap not intended). I rarely swim in the sea and if I do it’s more like a wade where a quick exit is available. And now here I sit. On the edge of a boat gazing at a …
Feb 16, 2013 Mexico
Thoroughly unique. Something I’ve never imagined. It’s like Disneyland meets San Diego Zoo meets an Eco-Adventure Park. And if that’s not a good enough description, well then, you’ll just have to read the whole post.
Feb 15, 2013 Ambergris Caye, Belize
Have you ever stayed at a resort and wanted to stay forever? It ticks all your boxes. Beach with palm trees. Pool with shade. Proper little cabins, not just rooms. You don’t even want to leave the resort, because staying has to be better, is better.
Feb 15, 2013 Ambergris Caye, Belize
It occurs to me that perhaps a lot of people do not know anything about where we currently are. That what you have heard of Belize is the mainland and a city rife with crime where no one should ever be staying. Or perhaps you have never heard of it at all…
Feb 9, 2013 Mexico
Our first Mayan ruin was extremely exciting and as breathtaking as all we thought it would be.
Feb 7, 2013 Mexico
We were so close. I reached out my hand to touch him and decided not to. He poked his little beady eyes above the surface. Glanced around and finding nothing remotely interesting ducked back under the water, swam straight to the bottom and continued to mu…
Feb 4, 2013 Mexico
I will always fondly remember Cozumel. And not because of the several things that went wrong, but because of the lunch we shared margaritas with the hilarious Americans.
Feb 3, 2013 Mexico
Where did we stay? How did we get around? How much does it all cost? Where's the beach? How about shopping? We got all the details written down for you here.
Jan 31, 2013 Mexico
Mexico may be America’s Bali, but it was super-foreign to us. And isn’t that the point of travel? To step out of your comfort zone and experience someone else’s way of life?
Jan 23, 2013 The Bahamas
Have you ever been so scared your legs start shaking? Your hands get clammy, your throats gets dry. And what seconds before seemed like a great idea, suddenly seems foolish and irrational. A scream erupts deep in the dark tunnel and then a flashing light …
Jan 22, 2013 The Bahamas
It’s a beautiful sunny day. I am sitting in Serenity, the 21+ pool area. There are screams from the nearby waterslide and snoring from an old man on the deck chair beside me. I am overlooking the back of the boat. I can see Nassau, Bahamas & Paradise Isla…
Dec 8, 2012 Southwest, USA
We had use of a hire car in San Diego and it was my first time driving on that side of the road. Luckily that scary experience was mixed with the most amazing Penthouse we could have found in San Diego.
Dec 1, 2012 Southwest, USA
With Josh still in Portland for business our third day got off to a rough start. A friend from Australia was visiting and we wanted to meet up. It never happened. We missed him by a few hours Why? As I was getting the kids dressed I started to brush Mia’s…
Nov 22, 2012 Penang, Malaysia
We have been to many places in Penang. It seems we have been the busiest we have ever been in this supposedly small Malaysian state. We have made friends, we have enjoyed beaches, played on playgrounds and had a “semi-normal” life… followed by an abnormal…