A Surprise Trip, a Contest, and Summer Travel Plans!

Great Coast Road Trip

When this post goes live, we will have just touched down in our home state of North Carolina. After 82 days of epic adventures through Europe, we’re excited to be home—and to get rid of our lumpy snow clothes we’ve been lugging around. We won’t even have enough time to unpack our bags though, because […]

14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Around the World

A Cruising Couple Hello Kitty Taipei Taiwan

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. We don’t particularly enjoy all the commercialism that surrounds the holiday, but we do love any excuse to celebrate. So if it means getting dolled up, eating scrumptious food and sipping on good wine… well, we can handle that. Last year we celebrated […]

10 Ways to Keep the Love Alive on the Road – Tips for Traveling Couples

A Cruising Couple Macau

We’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately. In the process, we’ve noticed a bit of a trend: everyone wants traveling couples to share their tips for maintaining a healthy and happy relationship on the road.   We decided to really give it some thought. What advice can we offer to other couples, especially if […]

Reflections and Resolutions to Ring in the New Year

A Cruising Couple Adventure Travel

  2013 was a bit of a game changer for us. This exact time last year, we were home from Taiwan for a quick holiday visit. It was our first time returning to the US since we had moved to Taiwan a year and a half earlier, and an amazing reminder of why we do […]

Three Adventurous Things We’ve Done…And Three We Still Want To Do

Whitewater Rafting La Fortuna Costa Rica

One night we were sitting around with a handful of other couples, sipping red wine and playing card games. Eventually we got bored with the Rummy and Catch Phrase. We decided that instead it would be fun to go around and choose one word that best described each pair. Cute, intelligent, and classy were just […]

How We Save Thousands of Dollars on Airfare (And You Can Too)

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We haven’t always been savvy on how to save money on airfare. In fact, it took traveling to 21 countries for us to realize that maybe it was time to open up frequent flier accounts. Yikes. Luckily for our bank accounts, this past year saw us investing some time and energy into learning how to […]

Halong Bay, Vietnam: Is It Worth It?

A Cruising Couple Halong Bay Arial Thumbnail

The short answer? YES! We actually had a different post prepared to share with you today. But then we went to Halong Bay, and everything changed. We were too excited about what we saw to think or talk or write about anything else. We would have felt guilty for keeping the beautiful experience all to […]

Big Life Changes – What the Heck Are We Thinking?!

A Cruising Couple Featured

With only a few more weeks left of our time in Taiwan, everyone keeps asking us the same question: What are you going to do now?   Our answer? Why travel, of course.     This in turn leads to quizzical expressions accompanied by a variety of the following statements:   “How long will you […]

Hiking Teapot Mountain and Mt. Banping – Not Your Average Cup of Tea

A Cruising Couple at Teapot Mountain

If you only do one hike in Taiwan, make it this one: Teapot Mountain and Mt. Banping   There are literally hundreds of hiking and climbing paths crossing through Taiwan’s rugged landscape. We’ve attempted a few, weather permitting, and have ultimately found varying degrees of quality and difficulty. Often ‘hiking’ equates more to climbing paved […]

If You Had Told Us Two Years Ago…

Earthquake on the Toilet

Our time in Taiwan is dwindling to an end. We have exactly one month and one day until we say goodbye to the place we’ve called home for two years. That’s only 32 days. 32 days to explore the pockets of the island that have remained too elusive to us up to this point; 32 […]