Petronas Towers at Night

How to Visit the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Julie Malaysia 9 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 kids

Chillaxing Bali Style

Julie Indonesia 5 Comments

Here we are, back with the motorbikes, roosters, and stray dogs once again.  We are in Bali, Indonesia.  After our two month break from these things, the relentless reminders of travel through Southeast Asia, hearing them once again made us realize that we have actually missed them:  the roosters who don’t really crow at dawn but start at the early …

Fiji Sunset

Fiji…One Week In Paradise

Julie Fiji 6 Comments

Ahhh…Fiji.  Paradise. Fiji was everything we expected and more. Crystal clear aquamarine water, white sandy beaches, amazing sunsets, beautiful islands. We joke around that Fiji is our vacation from our vacation…a very long vacation, I know.  Here we got some much needed R & R from our fast paced travels around the world. I can’t complain about the challenges and …

Forbidden City

China Travel Tips: Things To Know Before Traveling to China

Julie China, Travel Advice 28 Comments

Traveling through China can be a very rewarding experience but it does come with its share of challenges.  With the right expectations and a little preparation (such as reading our China travel tips), a visit to China can be an amazing experience. Many people travel here on a tour, eliminating the challenges of arranging itineraries, transportation, hotels, and meals. As …

Street Corner in China

Kung Fu, Calligraphy, and Exploring Yangshuo, China

Julie China 9 Comments

Our adventures in China continue with an amazing visit to the town of Yangshuo. When you see paintings and artwork of China, this is the area used so frequently. Bumpy limestone mountains, fishing boats and bamboo rafts drifting along the Li River, small villages located in the valleys, this is a beautiful part of China. Arriving in Yangshuo We were …

Do Roosters Crow in the Rain? Our Story from Pokhara, Nepal

Julie Nepal 6 Comments

Pokhara, a small city located about 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Kathmandu, is a popular tourist destination in Nepal.  This city is located on Phewa Lake at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains and is the beginning of the Annapurna Circuit, another very popular trek in Nepal. Pokhara is known as the adventure capital of Nepal and this is …

Rome in Pictures

Julie Italy 4 Comments

Our one year around the world trip began in Rome on June 30. We had three days to spend here, just enough time to see all of the major sites. Rome is packed with history, many of it centuries, even millennia, older than what we have in the US. Since we were visiting during the summertime, we knew to expect …

Best Norway Photos

The Best of Norway in Photos

Julie Norway 13 Comments

Our family spent twelve days touring Norway, visiting Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, and Alesund. Hiking was our favorite activity here. Norway is an amazing (and very expensive!!) country to visit, and the perfect place to rent a car for sightseeing. Our Best Norway Photos Our tour of Norway started in Stavanger. We stayed here for several nights in order to hike …