His fins curved effortlessly as his torso barrel rolled just a few meters below me. His mouth agape to collect krill, he looked as if he could swallow me whole if I got too close. However, the manta ray seemed to not even notice my presence as he continued with roll after roll. This is … Continue reading What to Expect – Snorkeling with Mega Fauna in Western Australia
“They call it God's Country.” Our guide, Nicko, took a drag off his cigarette, his free hand on his hip. Tim and I loaded our packs into the trailer behind the Toyota Prado we'd be sharing with 6 other people on our 9-day road trip from Broome to Darwin. Itinerary: Days 1-2: Broome Day 3: … Continue reading They Call it God’s Country – The Kimberley
Western Australia is dying. No, really. This continent once held the tallest mountains on earth, but time has eroded them to mere hills. The land is hot and dry, with the exception of the country's edges, which are still hot, and still pretty dry. Head inland and you'll find burnt red dirt and sparse desert … Continue reading Wild, Wild West(-ern Australia) – Perth to Broome Road Trip
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
New Zealand's South Island is the country's most popular one with tourists, and for good reason. It offers scenic fjords, epic glaciers, dramatic mountains, and all the bungee jumping you can stomach. Since it's a relatively small island, you can easily travel throughout and visit all the major points of interest in about two weeks. … Continue reading Perfect Road Trip Itinerary on New Zealand’s South Island
If you are traveling through New Zealand’s North Island, and you enjoy the outdoors and hiking (and honestly what are you doing in NZ if you don’t?), then the Tongariro Alpine Crossing should absolutely be a priority in your plans! This was easily one of the best things my husband and I did during our … Continue reading What to Expect: Hiking Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Itinerary of our 2013 week-long road trip from San Francisco, California, to Vancouver, British Columbia. Two countries, 3 US states, 2 national parks and 7 days making our way up the Pacific coast of North America!
Driving from San Antonio to El Paso, Texas was 10 hours of dusty, empty road. We couldn’t even keep the dust out of the car. There were no major towns along the way - just small communities of run down trailers, We stopped at a rest stop to use the bathroom and the toilet seats … Continue reading Dust Storm in West Texas
More of my favorite pictures from Murren, Switzerland. 1. Jungfrau range and bike. 2. Jungfrau range. 3-4. Me paragliding. 5. View of the Lauterbrunnen valley below us while paragliding from Murren.
Itinerary: Day 1: Vienna, Austria Day 2: Bratislava, Slovakia Day 3: Salzburg, Austria Day 4: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic Days 5-7: Munich, Germany and Oktoberfest Days 8-10: Hamburg, Germany and Tracy's Wedding Days 11-12: Hallstatt, Austria Day 13: Innsbruck, Austria Day 14: Innsbruck to Murten Days 15-16: Murten, Bern and the Swiss Alps Day 17: … Continue reading Switzerland – Murten, Bern and the Alps