Thailand | Bangkok & Chiang Rai

2016 was a year of a LOT of travel: Muscat; Istanbul; Barcelona; Istanbul (again), Cappadocia & Ephesus; Beirut; Rabat; and Singapore, New Zealand & Australia. 2017: Not as much.I blame credit our CPC mentality of always looking forward to the next trip. That, and disposable income that has since gone away after I stopped workingContinue reading “Thailand | Bangkok & Chiang Rai”


The Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City.Now that I’ve caught up on our 2016 R&R to New Zealand, I’m no longer writing about things that happened more than a year ago … just a mere 11.5 months. I’ll take it.Added bonus of neglecting my blog for most of the year: I can combine two separateContinue reading “Jerusalem”

New Zealand | Christchurch Part II

Lyttleton Harbourfront.Due to my 7+ month hiatus from writing (and the fact that I was somewhat behind to begin with), I’m writing about our second New Zealand campervan adventure more than a year after it ended. So my memory is a little fuzzy. Luckily, I took scrupulous notes each day of our journey detailing whatContinue reading “New Zealand | Christchurch Part II”

New Zealand | Benmore Lake

Benmore Lake Lookout Loop.Since the earthquake altered our plans to explore some new territory on the South Island’s east coast, we decided to backtrack and revisit some places we already knew and loved: Glenorchy, Wanaka, and Lake Tekapo. I already covered our second stays in Glenorchy and Wanaka in previous posts, so I’ll pick upContinue reading “New Zealand | Benmore Lake”

New Zealand | Fortrose Cliffs

After a run and brunch in Te Anau, we set off for the Fortrose Cliffs, a beautiful freedom camping spot on the southern coast of New Zealand’s South Island. We arrived in the late afternoon, set up camp and walked around to enjoy the breathtaking views.

Project Life: Jordan | Book One Completed

Oh, hello. It’s been a minute since I last wrote. Seven months and some change, to be more precise.In lieu of an “update post” in which I list every major life change and what I’ve been up to since April, I thought I’d just jump right in and resume a semi-regular posting schedule. We’ll catchContinue reading “Project Life: Jordan | Book One Completed”

New Zealand | Milford Sound

Unlike our 2015 trip to New Zealand, this time around we did not get snowed out of passage to Milford Sound. (HT: When planning a campervan trip, it’s best to go not in winter.) We enjoyed the beautiful drive from Glenorchy to Milford Sound via Te Anau, and arrived to Milford Sound Lodge by mid-afternoon.