Where Have We Been?
Our travels started in December 2015 and we are still going strong. We spent three months driving around the US and Canada in the middle of the winter; before setting off to Africa and the Middle East for one year. After a quick stop to visit family, we were off again in year two visiting New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific. 2018 has been a year in Southeast Asia. We have made Bali, Indonesia our home base, while also Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand.
Our Highlights from 2018 in Southeast Asia:
Spent one week in Bali with our best friends visiting the best Bali has to offer.
My sister visited us in Sabah, Malaysia. We hiked Mount Kinabalu and had an amazing safari on the Kinabatangan River seeing orangutans and proboscis monkeys.
We spent six weeks exploring the stunning islands of the Philippines.
Went tomb raider at all the amazing temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Island hopped around Krabi, Thailand with our awesome friends.
Moved to Ubud, Bali for a couple months and visiting nearby Nusa Penida.
Explored the best waterfalls that Bali has to offer.
We saw volcanoes, temples, and waterfalls in East Java.
We hiked Mount Rinjani, explored waterfalls, and relaxed in south Lombok.
Family visited us in Indonesia, and we sailed around the Komodo Islands.
We drove a scooter across Flores visiting rice fields, volcanoes, and Mount Kelimutu.
We ate our faces off in Hanoi, Vietnam and drove a motorcycle over the Ha Giang loop.
Our Highlights from 2017 in New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific:
Buying a campervan and backpacking across New Zealand.
Hiked over 500 miles in 50 days, including the Great Walks of New Zealand.
Riding a bicycle around the island of Savaii in Samoa.
Relaxing on perfect white sand beaches in Vanuatu.
Road trippin through the Outback.
Exploring all the amazing places on the Great Ocean Road.
Finding picture-perfect beaches and stunning rock formations in New South Wales.
Hiking for three straight weeks in Tasmania.
Spending a perfect week with our besties in Bali.
Highlights from 2016 in Africa and the Middle East
We visited 14 countries in Africa, spending 8 months total in Africa during 2016. We then spent 3 months in the Middle East visiting 6 countries. Some of our top highlights from Africa and the Middle East are:
The Namibia deserts and Etosha National Park.
Self-driving on safari in Botswana.
Visted the incredible landscapes of Avenue of Baobabs, Grand Tsingy, and Iles Aux Nattes in Madagascar.
Hiked up Mount Kenya by themselves.
Hiking to the world’s largest lava lake in the Congo.
Safari at Masai Mara
Relaxed on the beaches of Seychelles.
Dallol and the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia
The temples, history, White Desert and scuba diving in Egypt
Camping in Jebel Shams and Wadi Shab in Oman
Wine tasting and Baalbek ruins in Lebanon
Exploring North Cyprus, ruins in Limassol and Paphos, and the beaches in South Cyprus.
Highlights from our 3-month US and Canada Road Trip in 2015 – 2016:
We spent three months driving across the United States and Canada, driving from San Francisco to New York. We first went up to Vancouver and across Canada on the Trans-Canada Highway. After visiting Banff and Jasper, we drove south hitting up national parks in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona. We got back to warm weather driving from Texas to Florida. The last leg of our trip was from Key West, Florida up to New York City. We visited 22 U.S. states and 18 National Parks along the way and several ski resorts. Some of our highlights on this trip were:
The Oregon coastline and Colombia River Gorge waterfalls.
Skiing at Whistler
Skiing at Jackson Hole
Exploring Southern Utah and going to The Wave.
Going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Camping in Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida.
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