The North Shore of Oahu is a super laid-back and relaxing escape from the busy city of Waikiki. It gained its reputation for world-class surfing at Bonzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach with waves known to reach 30+ feet. These 7 miles of beaches mean business, if you aren’t an expert surfer I would surf with caution! The […]
Archives for March 2013
How to Quickly Get Through Airport Security
Getting through airport security in most countries outside of the US is like this: Arrive at airport Have boarding pass and ID checked Place bags on conveyor belt Walk through metal detector Pick up bags and walk to gate In the US, it’s more like this: Arrive at airport Have boarding pass and ID checked […]
Foto Friday: Potato Farm in Botswana
Our first campsite on our self-drive safari was at African Ranches, a potato and orange farm just over the South African border in Botswana.
RTW Budget: Buenos Aires, Argentina
At this point in the trip, we got a little travel lazy. We had been going so hard for almost 8 months and we needed a break. We decided to settle down into an apartment in Buenos Aires for a month, since we had heard such great things about the city. Unfortunately, we left with […]
Traveling Caffeinated: Coffee Around the World
As you can probably tell, Caroline and I are coffee fanatics. I get it from my dad, and probably had something to do with Care being obsessed with it. While at home, I use the amazing Aeropress to brew delicious coffee. I’m not too particular about the beans, as long as it’s freshly ground, strong, and […]
RTW Guide: Packing For Long Term Travel
Soon, your life must fit into a backpack. You will quickly realize the true definition of simplifying. You are going to have to carry everything you own on your back. Better choose well. While you should ensure to have the best gear for your trip, once you place an item in your bag, detach yourself […]
Foto Friday: Dead Trees at Sossusvlei, Namibia
One of our favorite days of last year was spent climbing the sand dunes in Sossusvlei and walking around the skeleton trees at Deadvlei. The dead trees leave an erie openness along the clay pan and are surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the area reaching 300-400 meters.