How to Visit Petronas Towers

How to Visit the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Julie Malaysia 10 Comments

The main reason we visited Kuala Lumpur was to see the Petronas Towers.  We have an affinity for visiting the world’s tallest buildings and our list would not be complete without climbing the Petronas Twin Towers. We flew here from Singapore, just a short, cheap flight away, and stayed in Kuala Lumpur for two days. This is just enough time …

Earth Trekkers

365 Days of Travel in 100 Photos

Julie RTW 54 Comments

This is a recap of the first 12 months of our trip around the world. So, here we are, 32 countries visited, 365 days of travel, and thousands of memories made. Here is a recap of our year, shown with our 100 favorite photos. In no particular order at all, here are some of our best moments, favorite spots, and unforgettable …

Zoos in Australia

A Tale of Two Zoos

Julie Australia 8 Comments

Did you know that Australia is home to more species of animal than any other country in the world that can kill you? Did you know that there are people in Australia crazy enough to pick them up and show them to you? Most people are familiar with Steve Irwin, aka the Crocodile Hunter, who wrestled crocodiles, captured poisonous snakes, …

Sea Turtle GBR

The Great Barrier Reef: Cruising to Lady Musgrave Island

Julie Australia 8 Comments

Before the start of our year long trip, we all had an activity that was a “must do.”  For Kara, that “must do” activity was to go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.  We were all in agreement that we could not visit Australia without paying a visit to this natural wonder of the world, so our journey through Australia …

Kings Canyon

How to Hike the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon, Australia

Julie Australia 5 Comments

Many people who travel to Australia visit Uluru. How can you miss seeing Australia’s most popular natural attraction? But there is a lot more out here than just a large, red rock plunked down in the outback. It can be hard to justify flying all the way to the Red Centre, only to spend a day or two viewing Uluru, …

Uluru

Journey to the Red Center of Australia

Julie Australia 5 Comments

For the four of us, a visit to Australia would not be complete without a journey to the red center of Australia. We just had to see Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, plunked down in the center of the desert. This article was originally written in 2015 during our trip around the world. It is updated on a regular …

Great Ocean Road

One Day Road Trip on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

Julie Australia 4 Comments

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s great drives.  It is comparable to Big Sur in California with coastal views, winding roads, and many, many scenic viewpoints.  For many people, the Great Ocean Road is a highlight when visiting Australia. There’s a lot to see and do along the way. In this post, we cover the best spots to …

Wine Tasting Australia

Wine Tasting in Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale: Our Experience in 2015

Julie Australia 8 Comments

The area around Adelaide is Australia’s premiere wine region. Sitting around Adelaide are Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, and Clare Valley. Some people say that Barossa is the best and most well known, with McLaren Vale a few spots lower down on the list. The area around Adelaide produces some of the world’s best Shiraz, as well as very …

Ghost Stories

5 Amazing Things to Do on the Tasman Peninsula, Australia

Julie Australia 6 Comments

The Tasman Peninsula may look small on a map, but there is a lot to do here. Speed boat cruises, ghost tours, hiking, touring one of Australia’s many penitentiaries, bird watching, whale watching, multi-day trekking…lots of great activities to choose from! The Tasman Peninsula is located one hour away from Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. We used this is our home base …

Tasmanian Devil

It’s A Feeding Frenzy at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary!

Julie Australia 3 Comments

Kangaroos, wombats, and Tasmanian Devils, oh my! Time for another animal encounter, this time at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania, Australia. Tasmania, an island that sits off the southern coast of Australia, is home to some of the most unique wildlife in the world. Here, mothers raise their young in pouches, mammals lay eggs, and devils roam at night. We …

Wineglass Bay

Now We Can Call Ourselves Bushwalkers

Julie Australia 2 Comments

In Norway and Italy we were hikers. In Nepal we were trekkers. In New Zealand we were trampers. Now that we are in Australia and successfully hiked the Wineglass Bay Circuit, we can call ourselves bushwalkers. We had a week to spend in Tasmania, and like always, we were on the lookout for some of the best hikes (or bushwalks, …

New Zealand with Kids

Ten Fun Things To Do with Kids on the North Island of New Zealand

Julie New Zealand 12 Comments

The second half of our New Zealand adventure took us through the North Island. Although the North Island lacks the stunning scenery that we were wowed by on the South Island, there are still heaps of fun activities for families. The North Island has it all…beaches, volcanoes, fabulous cities, famous movie sets, more adrenaline generating activities, and even caves filled …

Hobbiton New Zealand

Photo Tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set

Julie New Zealand 6 Comments

What is the cutest little spot in New Zealand? The answer is Hobbiton, the movie set for The Shire in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. What is Hobbiton? Hobbiton was constructed in 1999 for the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was used for just several weeks of filming and not intended …

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, A Step-By-Step Guide to New Zealand’s Best Day Hike

Julie New Zealand 30 Comments

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is often labeled as the world’s greatest single day hike. Located on the North Island of New Zealand, the volcanic terrain of Tongariro National Park breaks up the lush, green scenery that is so prevalent in this country. Here is your chance to hike in the shadow of Mt. Doom (Mount Ngauruhoe), walk through an almost …