November 2017

10 Reasons We Love Cape Town, South Africa

Oh South Africa… you stole our hearts.  We were so fortunate to spend just over a week exploring Cape Town on the tail end of a stunning safari.  We flew on a little hopper plane from Limpopo airport to Cape Town, picked up our rental car, and headed for the Protea Hotel on the Wharf. After tons of preparation and research, we had lots…

5 Things To Do In Ho Chi Minh City with Kids

We couldn’t wait to visit Ho Chi Minh City ,Vietnam.  There’s the food obvi, but the vast differences in culture in the different cities were so interesting to us, and it was our first time visiting a communist country. Oh and did I mention the currency is called the Dong?  We may have had many juvenile conversations asking for more &#8216…

Choosing The Perfect Holiday Card!

I love the holiday season.  There I said it.  I love everything about it.  I love the crisp air, silver decorations, sappy commercials, warm mulled wine, and I love love love picking out the perfect holiday card to send to our family and friends…

6 Reasons To Drive from Phnom Penh To Siem Reap, Cambodia

We LOVED LOVED LOVED Cambodia.  We loved the people.  We loved the country.  We loved learning there’s so much more to Cambodia than Angkor Wat (we’ll get to that later) and the Khmer Rouge…

Tamoxifen Side Effects After Breast Cancer Suck!

Great news! If you’re the one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer, and your particular cancer is hormone positive, ‘all you need’ is surgery, maybe a little radiation, and the magical drug tamoxifen. I say this in jest… read on…

6 Cool Things To Do In Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the cleanest cities we have ever visited and is very safe with low crime rate.  We had the chance to spend a few days in Tokyo on the tail end of a two week adventure in China…

6 Reasons to Love New Zealand: North Island

New Zealand is a tiny country consisting of two remote islands (and many smaller ones) with a population of around four million people.  It is easy to find complete solitude in New Zealand since most of the population is concentrated in the five main cities.  New Zealand has incredible scenery ranging from rainforests, beaches and cool islands on the northern island, to glaciers, lakes, snow…