Entering New Zealand: In which Ezra is caught red handed

February 19, 2013 in New Zealand, Oceania, Travelogue

  Did you know that being caught smuggling nine lemons into New Zealand is grounds for prosecution, with a penalty of a $100,000 fine, and up to five years in […]

Leaving Bali: In which we run for our lives

February 7, 2013 in Asia, Australia, Indonesia, Oceania, Travelogue

Let me open by saying, “It was all my fault.” All of it. Even the parts that were not my fault and out of my control. Those were my fault […]

Bali In The Dark

February 6, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Travelogue

Our last memories of Bali are in the dark. The warm sultry dark of evening to a latin beat, not as incongruous as one might think for an island bridging […]

Bus Trip Brunei to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: How to

December 31, 2012 in Asia, Brunei, Inspiration, Malaysia, Travelogue

If you’re just casually following our blog then this post may or may not be of interest to you. But if you’re a traveler, specifically a traveler who is interested […]

Brunei Darussalam: First Impressions

December 27, 2012 in Asia, Brunei

Sometimes it takes a real fail to appreciate how good something is. That pretty much sums up our first dinner experience in Bandar Seri Begawan. It could be argued that […]

Families On The Move Meet-Up: Penang, Malaysia Adventures

October 11, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia, Thailand, Travelogue

I lay on my back in the azure ocean, the temperature of a warm bath and listened to my own heartbeat. Beyond that, the soft tinkle of the bell and […]

The Longest Day

September 13, 2012 in Asia, North America, Thailand, Travelogue, United States

The sky over the midwestern United States is sapphire blue dotted with whip cream white clouds. The view from seat 26E is stunning. I never get tired of looking at […]

Dreaming of hostels on an all night bus: Siem Reap to Home.

August 15, 2012 in Asia, blog, Cambodia, Thailand, Travelogue

  It took us 30 hours on the bus to get from Siem Reap, Cambodia to home (Nai Yang, Thailand). True, a couple of those hours were spent standing in […]

Notes On An Overland Bus Trip from Laos to Cambodia: Or, My 38th Birthday

August 8, 2012 in Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Travelogue

Whoever said, “The joy is in the journey,” clearly has not traveled overland through Southeast Asia. My birthday breakfast was lovely, sitting on the dock above the Mekong on Don […]

Bill Gates is a Communist Collaborator: Misadventures on the Vietnam-Laos Border

August 1, 2012 in Asia, Laos, Travelogue, Vietnam

It’s never good to start a day with the realization that two iPods have been stolen. One from each hotel room. It’s even less good to have that realization on […]