Posts Tagged ‘hiking’

Manarola, Cinque Terre Italy

Manarola, Cinque Terre Italy

Photo of the week: Sunset on Manarola village, one of the “Five Lands” in Cinque Terre, Italy. To see more photos of Cinque Terre, Italy CLICK HERE.

Whangarei Heads Hikes

Whangarei Heads Hikes

There are many scenic hikes around Whangarei Heads. We enjoyed a fun climb to the summit of Mount Aubrey.

Counting Sheep in Tawharanui

Counting Sheep in Tawharanui

Photos of the week: Adorable sheep in Tawharani National Park. Twaharanui Regional Park is an open sanctuary with lush green farmland running along an awesome coastline.  It is a great place to camp and hike among Kiwi wildlife. I couldn’t decide which photo was better to be “photo of the week” … which do you […]

Aussie RT Day 6: El Questro

Aussie RT Day 6: El Questro

Stacy and I did not make a side trip to Mexico, we are indeed still in Australia. When we asked a local why the town was named El Questro, he said that booze was to blame and told us a tall tale about the owner of the land getting drunk with his mates and deciding […]

Aussie RT Day 4-5: Bungle Bungles

Aussie RT Day 4-5: Bungle Bungles

It was a tight fit, but we managed to squeeze four people into the Jeep. We had to leave some of our stuff in Thibauth’s car to make room for him and Shir. The two made great travel companions and we were happy to have them accompany us on our Bungle Bungles adventure. We turned […]

Mt. Tamalpais State Park

Mt. Tamalpais State Park

View of Stinson Beach from the Matt Davis & Steep Ravine Loop Trail Click here to see more photos of beautiful Northern California as seen from Mt. Tam.

No one told me there would be leeches in Sapa???

No one told me there would be leeches in Sapa???

Nicole and I decided to escape from hectic Hanoi and spend a few days in the highlands of Sapa. We figured taking break from the loud and insanely hot city to enjoy cooler temperatures, beautiful mountains, rice terraces, and friendly village people would be just the doctor ordered. How little did we know! To get […]

Crossing the border to hell (aka. The Gibbon Experience)

Crossing the border to hell (aka. The Gibbon Experience)

After spending five weeks in Thailand, it was time to explore another country. We planned to take a bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong, Thailand, where we would then cross the border into Lao. The only bus option available was a public 2nd class bus that departed at 6:30 am. We were the only […]

Northern Territory (aka: Crocodile Territory)

Northern Territory (aka: Crocodile Territory)

I spent the last five days in Darwin and the surrounding National Parks in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Northern Territory is Australia’s real “Outback” and home to many natural wonders as well as over 200,000 crocodiles! Aboriginal people hold a spiritual connection to this land; their 40,000 year old story is shared on […]

The Outback!

The Outback!

Alice Springs is located in the center of the country and is part of the Northern Territory. I was able to see all of Alice Springs in one day. I can’t believe Jenny has lived in Alice for 5 weeks; I would have died of boredom! Alice Springs is literally in the middle of the […]

Under Down Under

Under Down Under

By the time I reached Launceston I was very comfortable driving on the other side of the road, except for at night when the animals are active! In hindsight, I wish I had rented the car for longer so that I could have explored the west coast at my leisure. Instead, I had booked a […]

New Zealand in a Nutshell

New Zealand in a Nutshell

I arrived in Tasmania late last night and I have to say that I am very happy to be back in Australia! I enjoyed my month in beautiful New Zealand, but I left the country feeling completely exhausted! I have done more hiking, climbing, and extreme sports in the past few weeks than I have […]

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