The smartest thing we did in Beijing was getting out of our posh hotel and moving into a traditional residential area. Sure, the fancy hotel had us about as close as we could be to the major tourist attractions, but it certainly didn’t give us an accurate feel for how the city pulses and moves. Read more
The other night we got into a big conversation with some locals in Beijing, China. It’s stuck with us.
Our new friends were expressing their frustration over government mandated web censorship. Most irritating to them? The fact that they can’t (legally) visit sites like Facebook and Twitter. Weird to think that happens, isn’t it? Read more
As I write this, our time on Maui isn’t quite over, and we’ve already snapped hundreds of pictures. It’s overwhelming to sit here clicking through them all because it’s a reminder of how incomprehensibly magnificent and diverse this island is. Such a small place yet so much to see, do and experience.
Last year when we were here in Glacier Natioinal Park, a hiker just in front of us on the Grinnell Glacier trail fell to his death due to hazardous conditions. Stunned and in shock, we turned back. Read more
On the way to Glacier National Park, Montana for our last outdoor adventure of the summer, we got ourselves pumped up by listening to Wild. It’s the Cheryl Strayed’s book about her 1100 mile hike on the pacific Crest Trail (and all the self discovery that accompanied her throughout the journey).
It worked! We’re beyond excited. Read more
Last year, we decided to – from time to time – highlight some of our most spectacular past journeys under an “Awesome Adventures” heading. To qualify, the journey has to be the best of the best. There aren’t many.
So far, we’ve only gotten around to sharing details from our visit to Antarctica and our quest to see the Northern Lights. Today, in honor of our All American month and the London Olympics, there’s a new Awesome Adventure to share. Read more