If you are looking for food, fun and action, then Osaka is for you. Who needs cultural attractions, when you have all this street action
Kyoto did not disappoint. The city is arguably the most picturesque city in Japan. Many tourists claim it’s their favorite city in Japan and it
There is a new sheriff in town and his name is not Reggie Hammond. The name is Tokyo and it’s my new favorite Asian city
Our time is up in Amsterdam and we are heading off to Japan. We are real excited about our visit to Japan as both Barbie
Barbie and I had such a good time during our 2 week stay in Amsterdam last year, we pulled the trigger on a repeat visit.
Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons, Orange Stars, Green Clovers, Blue Diamonds, Purple Horseshoes, and Red Balloons! We have landed in Dublin to kick start our
We arrived in Rotterdam to kick start Year 3 of our RTW. On our last visit to the Netherlands almost a year ago, we based
After 10 months overseas ‘on the move’ during Year 2 of our RTW journey, we arrived back in the United States and it felt as
Hoi An / Da Nang are our final stops in Vietnam and close out Year 2 of our RTW journey. We have been traveling so
TAM COC / NINH BINH – After some real fun in the hectic big city of Hanoi, we were looking for a quieter place
HANOI – Hanoi is a strange and frenzied place. Hanoi is just pure chaos and anarchy. There are so many motorbikes rushing through the
GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM. We have returned to SE Asia after a one year hiatus. We craved a return to the culture shock from
Last year, we spent about 8 months in Asia to kick off our first leg of our RTW journey. We have now returned to
Following our relaxed tropical beach retreat in the Society Islands of French Polynesia, we were refreshed and re-energized. We have decided to head back to
There are 118 islands and atolls (about 67 that are inhabited) that make up French Polynesia. These islands are divided up into five (5) groups
We flew out of Nelson on the South Island and began the North Island leg of our journey in Auckland. Amazingly, there was absolutely
The following is the longest post I have written on this blog as it encompasses our 5 weeks of travel on the South Island of
WA (aka Western Australia) is the definition of an off the beaten path destination. The beaches and national parks have a fraction of the visitors
Tasmania is an island, roughly the size of West Virginia, off the southern coast of Australia out on its own, in the middle of the
We were warned by some locals we met during our travels in Queensland that the weather in Melbourne is quite volatile. The saying goes, “Melbourne
CAIRNS – 20 years ago, arrival in Cairns was like arriving in Japan. Today, arrival in Cairns was like arriving in China. Despite the fact
PEREGIAN BEACH / NOOSA HEADS – We left the beaches of Surfers Paradise and headed 3 hours north in our very eco-friendly hybrid rental car.
Our marathon flight from Tel Aviv to Brisbane/Australia hit the record books and goes down as the longest flight on our journey. Three legs for
ROSH PINNA – We took the drive up north from Ein Gedi along the eastern side of the West Bank to the artist town of
Most travelers to Israel on a limited vacation only come to the Ein Gedi/Dead Sea/ Masada area for either a day trip or just
On our first full day in Jerusalem, we headed directly to the Jaffa Gate to meet up with our walking tour of the Old City.
We arrived at the airport in Lisbon for our departure to Tel Aviv with plenty of time to spare. We had been warned about the
A short drive up the coast from Cascais lies a really cool under the radar town of Ericeira. Quite honestly, I never even heard of
Cascais is a wealthy suburb and charming Portuguese fishing village that also possesses amazing, wild and rugged surfing beaches just outside of the town. Unlike
Lisbon is the perfect place to wander aimlessly, getting lost in the maze of cool hilly cobblestoned streets. Throw in a bunch of colossal stone
When seeking scoop/tips prior to our trip to Barcelona, the number one place that seemed to always come up was to check out Las Ramblas.
The first question that always seem to be asked: How are we able to go on this Flashpacking journey and how do you afford
Bold Statement…….Amsterdam ranks up as one of the coolest cities in the world. And, that says a great deal coming from us Flashpacking beach
Ahhh, “The August Place to Be”…..Saratoga Springs, NY. It’s home of the Saratoga Thoroughbred Horse meet (aka ‘The Spa’) for about 40 racing days.
Our two (2) months in Maui went by just way too fast and the time spent was a great respite from our nonstop SE Asian
After being constantly on the move for the past seven (7) months traveling around SE Asia, we elected to settle down a bit and rent
Following our time spent overseas, we elected to make a pit stop in Ft. Lauderdale to chill with GaryO and JoyceyO. We basically listened to
New Orleans? Hmmmm. How did our asian butts land here? Is the journey over? Naaaaa! After going online and viewing the artist lineup at this
We have elected to extend our break from constantly being “on the move” and base ourselves on one of our favorite islands in the world…Maui.
Ko Pha Ngan Island is renowned for its monthly full moon party. For a few days a month, the island sees some 30,000 people cramming
There are so many islands in the south of Thailand and deciding which ones to visit is a good problem to have. In addition to
Laos is a really overlooked country and many travelers do not include it on their SE Asian itineraries. Although there are no beaches in Laos,
The Philippines is one of those places that everyone dreams about but few people actually visit. This is a real shame. The country is absolutely
We arrived on the island of Cebu and used Cebu City (3 visits) primarily as the jumping off point to the surrounding islands off Cebu.
A tiny island at the northern tip of Cebu, Malapascua was our next island stop. To get to Malapascua, we took a 4 hr. open
If you are looking for a 5 star island experience then the island of Siquijor may not be for you. If you are looking for
The scenery in Palawan will most definitely blow you away. It is comprised of cluster of beautiful islands surrounding the main island of Palawan. The
We spent the weekend in Manila visiting Barbie’s brother and his family. We really enjoyed our stay and it was great to see and hang
The Visayas are a group of islands located in the central Philippines, the major islands being Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negros, Panay. The Visayas is also
Myanmar, the largest country in SE Asia is also the least visited country in the region largely due to the controversial military dictatorship which controlled