Tim and I spent a little under a month hopping around the Philippine islands. Below is the itinerary we used and some major tips to help you get the most value for your money and avoid big crowds! (Note - this post includes links to our accommodations and ways to earn points you can redeem … Continue reading The Ultimate 20-day Philippines Itinerary – Sailing, Wildlife and Jungle Retreats
Itinerary: Days 1-2: Exploring Manila Day 3: Hiking Mt. Pinatubo Day 4: Flight Manila to Puerto Princesa and bus to El Nido Days 5-10: El Nido Days 11-15: Tao Sailing Trip El Nido to Coron Days 16-18: Coron Day 19: Travel Coron to Cebu Day 20-22: Bohol Day 23: Flight Cebu to Manila Dates: January … Continue reading Under the Philippine Sun
If you're visiting the Philippines, you'll probably be flying in or out via the country's capital, Manila. Today the city has little to offer the typical tourist, but it makes a great base for day trips. If you have a few days and want to escape the smog and sweat of Manila streets, you can … Continue reading What to Expect – Hiking Mount Pinatubo
If you're visiting the Philippines in search of the best beaches, colorful coral and torquoise water, you'll probably be heading to El Nido or Coron in Palawan. Both are considered the best bases for island hopping in the region. There are set routes and tours leaving from each place, taking you to visit beautiful spots … Continue reading What to Expect – Tao Philippines
Itinerary: Day 1: Fly to Seoul Day 2: Itaewon and Korean BBQ Day 3: Rest Day 4: DMZ and JSA tour Day 5: Gyeoungbakgung Palace Day 6: War Memorial of Korea Day 7: Fly out Dates: January 20-26, 2018 Our Odyssey: Between ongoing (and heightening) tensions with North Korea and the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, … Continue reading So Cold in Seoul
We absolutely loved Japan and feel so grateful for our 10 days (9 if you exclude our travel day from the US!) exploring the nation’s fascinating melding of old traditions and new innovations. Here’s a great itinerary you can follow to get the most out of a short time in this amazing land, and a … Continue reading The Ultimate Japan in 10 Days Itinerary!
Itinerary: January 10 – Flight from Madison to Tokyo, via Minneapolis January 11 – Arrive in Tokyo and checked into our hotel – Tokyo Marriott January 12 – Tsujiki Market tour, cooking class, and Senso-ji Temple January 13 – Day trip to Mount Fuji and Aokigahara Forest January 14 – Walking tours around Tokyo (Harajuku, … Continue reading Japan Makes Miso Happy
A co-worker of mine recently asked me what I thought about Thailand for a honeymoon destination, as an alternative to the typical American Caribbean vacation. I told him Thailand is one of my all-time favorite countries so OF COURSE I would recommend it for a honeymoon. Thailand will expose you to a new culture, new … Continue reading Thailand in Two Weeks
Itinerary: Day 1: Layover in Taiwan RTW Trip 2014: Peru→ Chile → Argentina → Antarctica → Argentina → Uruguay → Argentina→ Chile→ England → Morocco → Spain → France → Belgium → Netherlands → Germany → Czech Republic → Austria → Hungary → Croatia → Italy → Thailand → United States → Thailand → Laos → … Continue reading A Brief Time in Taiwan!
cnjt: our21stcenturyodyssey: A local woman sells fried tarantulas in “spider town”, and a young girl tells us about her spider. Ohhh my god when I went to srok Khmer, we stopped by a small town near some pretty mountains (and of course lots of banana trees) for the tarantulas, which my mom had always wanted … Continue reading Making a Local Connection