May Kaidee Cooking Class

May Kaidee Thai Cooking Class *Review*

May Kaidee’s Restaurant and Cooking class is a cultural experience that cannot be missed when traveling to South East Asia. The restaurant locations span across three countries including Thailand, Phnom Penh, Cambodia and New York City however the cooking classes are offered in each country except the NYC location. Lucas and I first ate at the restaurant in Cambodia and were so impressive by the…

2016 Year in review

  What a year 2016 has been! Our lives changed tremendously once we decided to stop making excuses and started making our dreams a reality. We are so grateful for all the people we’ve met, places we’ve been, and the experiences we’ve had in 2016. We can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!

Travel Tips for Bali

9 Tips To Know Before Visiting Bali

Leaving New Zealand and Australia was incredibly difficult after meeting such wonderful people but we knew that there was so much more to explore and new people to meet. Our next destination would take us to the wonderful country of Indonesia, specifically in Bali. The first few days of our arrival provide stark contrasts from New Zealand and Australia in more ways than one. For starters, our…

Best books read in 2016

Best Books I Read in 2016

A little background first: I developed my love of reading from my mother. She used to regularly take my younger sister Kandiss and me to the library, and on nice days she would pull us there in our little red wagon. This weekly trek is how I first developed my curiosity as my mother encouraged my sister and me to get many books on almost…

Planning a Family Vacation

Planning a family vacation to the Caribbean

As we approach both the nine-month mark of traveling and the end of 2016, we’ve become more reflective. Lisa and I have now been on four continents, met many amazing people, added some new favorites to our top food lists, rode beach waves, stood on glaciers, marveled at mountains, trekked through rainforests, lounged on beaches, rode motorbikes through metropolises and countryside, went into the crater…

Waterfalls in Phuket, Thailand

Waterfalls in Phuket, Thailand

If you’ve ever wanted to experience a beautiful river freckled with light, cascading through the lush jungle, you will have a chance to in Phuket, Thailand. While Phuket is known for its beautiful beaches, island hopping, and water sports, it also boasts lovely waterfalls only a short trek inland. It’s true that Phuket doesn’t have waterfalls that remotely compare in size to The Niagara or…

How to explore Sydney, Australia

24 Hours in Sydney: How We Explored the City After the Sydney Storm

photo source After completing our six-day road trip down the east coast of Australia, we were pretty exhausted from the logistics of moving from one city to another every one to two days. We were relieved when we arrived to settle in Sydney, Australia and to enjoy our week stay in the capital of New South Wales. But to our surprise, and complete disappointment, we…

Family-friendly places in Australia

3 Family-Friendly Places to Visit in Australia

Some of our fondest adventures throughout New Zealand and Australia required some level of fitness to find the hidden gems off the beaten path. But sometimes we like to mix it up a bit by visiting popular places that are tailored for the holiday traveler for all ages. We discovered three family-friendly places that can be enjoyed by everyone, including families with little ones or…