New Zealand Sheep

New Zealand from the Road

Julie New Zealand 8 Comments

Unfortunately for us, the time had to come when we said goodbye to New Zealand.  Our family has fallen in love with this small but incredibly beautiful country.  We were immediately transfixed by this place, from the moment we stepped off of the airplane at the Queenstown airport.  For three and a half weeks we toured New Zealand, bottom to …

Tim Rivenbark

Photo Tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set

Julie New Zealand 4 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 …

Taipei Street

Taipei, Taiwan in Photos

Julie Taiwan 2 Comments

Our introduction to Taiwan was its largest city, Taipei. We spent five awesome days here. There is so much to do, with night markets to explore, Taipei 101 to climb, so many wonderful restaurants to choose from, and tons of day trips to take. This was yet another city that we all really liked. National Palace Museum Our visit to …

Visiting Shanghai

Hiking Shoes in Shanghai

Julie China 4 Comments

Shanghai turned out to be a much more modern and cosmopolitan city than we all were expecting. The four Earth Trekkers are still traveling with the G-Team, Kathy and Valerie, and we had three days to explore this city. While traveling, most of the time we feel like we fit in with our wardrobe. Traveling with only five shirts and …

Zhangjiajie China Photo

Photo Tour of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Julie China 21 Comments

Zhangjiajie, China…a place you may never have heard of but have seen if you watched the movie “Avatar.”  When we learned that there was a place on earth that served as the inspiration for one of its most scenic landscapes, we put it at the top of our list. Zhangjiajie…the Inspiration for the landscape in “Avatar” This place is Zhangjiajie, …

This is Kathmandu, Nepal…a Photojourney

Julie Nepal 10 Comments

Kathmandu, Nepal…how best to describe this crazy city?  Chaotic, dirty, loud, but in many ways, beautiful.  If we were ever going to be afflicted with culture shock this would be the place.  The streets are a dirty, potholed mess.  Even though you want to look up at the thousands of signs over your head and in the windows of the …