The second big leg of our travels is through Europe—where we are now. When planning how to spend our allowed three months here (because Visas), Andrew had Scandinavia on the top of his list. Since it’s so far North, we knew it would be our first stop, before it gets too cold. (Side note: it’s still pretty cold.)Read More
A post by Andrew.
Kathmandu is dusty, hot, and crowded. But also, colorful and sensational. The people are friendly and appear devoutly religious. But I will let Kelsey elaborate in another post—just know it is an overwhelming place for the first-time visitor. Fortunately, we had Monica—Kelsey’s childhood friend who lives and studies Buddhism in Kathmandu—to show us around for a few days.Read More
One beautiful morning during the breakfast/social hour at our comfy Airbnb in Ubud, our hosts eagerly asked if we had any plans the following Friday. Fortunately, we had zero (re: travel burnout realized with a closet) and agreed to accompany them to a Royal Ngaben Ceremony.
Confused by my fancy local words yet? I will explain.Read More
After being in Sydney for a few days, my dad asked what I thought of the city, I told him, “Sydney is really great and I could definitely see myself living here.”
He replied, “Yea. When I visited Sydney, I said the same thing. In fact, everyone who visits Sydney wants to live there.”Read More
After returning Winnie, our little campervan, last week, we caught a ride an hour North of Auckland to the small town of Matakana. Nestled in New Zealand’s coastal wine country, Matakana is only about 300 meters of small organic restaurants, expensive designer clothing stores, and fancy chocolate/candle/pillow boutiques catering to the weekenders that drive up from Auckland for a country escape.Read More
First impressions are extremely important and I must say, New Zealand nailed it. Upon arriving in Christchurch, we quickly picked up our little camper van, named her “Winnie,” filled her with groceries, and set off to our first campground in Okains Bay.Read More
After three years of scrimping, saving, and planning, we are at LAX airport waiting to board our first flight to Nadi, Fiji! I can’t believe the adventure is about to begin. We will spend two quick days in Fiji before heading to New Zealand to spend three weeks bumming around in a van. The next post will be from the road ... finally!Read More