When Tim and I first visited Tasmania in 2014, people had one of two reactions. The first was, “Is that in Africa?” and the second was, “Why? There’s nothing to do there.” Now, four years later, the attitude towards Tasmania has changed dramatically! Australia’s island state (by the way, no, Tasmania is not in Africa) … Continue reading Three Week Road Trip Itinerary in Tasmania
Hobart, Tasmania is a great base for exploring the southeast of the island. From there you can easily do day trips to Port Arthur, Bruny Island, Maria Island and even part of Southwest National Park. If you have a few days in Hobart, a day trip to Maria Island (pronounced like Mariah Carey) is a … Continue reading What to Expect: Maria Island Day Trip from Hobart, Tasmania
When visiting South Korea, one of the most interesting things you can do is take a day trip outside of Seoul to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Joint Security Area (JSA), where the North and South meet to discuss matters (including peace talks). This area is heavily guarded by military from both North and … Continue reading What to Expect: Visiting the DMZ Between North and South Korea
New Zealand's North Island totally surprised me. Most of the top attractions I'd heard of in my research were based on the South Island, so I traveled through the north without any expectations. The north has so much more to offer than I knew, from tropical beaches to world-famous surf towns, and a deep respect … Continue reading New Zealand’s North Island Two Week Road Trip Itinerary
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
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
A lot of people are heading to South Korea soon for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Whether you're headed there to check out the games or just visiting, this itinerary is full of tips on what to see and do around Seoul! Day 1: Fly to Seoul, South Korea. We flew from Osaka and paid $122 … Continue reading Itinerary for One Week 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!
Whew, is it May already!? The first part of this year has flown by for us as we prepped for our wedding at the end of April, and I just realized we haven't shared our travel plans for the year yet!! As you know, we rang in the New Year in Iceland, and then spent … Continue reading What’s on Deck for 2017
This evening I reflected a bit upon mine and Tim’s RTW trip in 2014 and specifically the nearly 4 weeks we spent in France. France and the French language have always fascinated me. When I was a kid I asked Santa for a French dictionary and audio cassettes to try to teach myself French. I … Continue reading France in Four Weeks