Okinawa, Japan (Things to do and eat)

The main reason for our trip to Okinawa was to get some rest and relaxation.  We purposely planned it so that most of our time was spent on the beach relaxing and relax we did! It’s amazing how great it is to sometimes just take it easy and rest and recharge. Okuma Beach Our beach…

Parting of the Sea (Jindo, South Korea)

When I mention the parting of the sea, I’m sure your first thought is, didn’t Moses do that in the Bible? Well you would be correct, but in Jindo, South Korea, they have a Sea Parting Festival that is unrelated to the story that we know. The Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival occurs once a…

Sri Lanka (Things to know before you go) 

So Sri Lanka is definitely off the beaten path for many travelers, and some of your may be wondering why Sri Lanka, well….when Scott first moved to DC, we started frequenting the Smithsonian National Zoological Park (which is amazing by the way).  I loved visiting all the critters and the National Zoo does a great…

Maldives (Our trip to paradise)

When you think of Paradise, white sandy beaches on a secluded island come to mind and that’s precisely where our search for paradise took us, to the Maldives.  The Maldives is a string of islands located in the Indian Ocean and really embodies everything you would want; clear blue waters, gorgeous reefs, plentiful sea life,…

Bangkok, Thailand (Day 2)

Day 2 had us waking up early to head outside of Bangkok to visit some markets and a fishing village. I had done a lot of research on tour companies and decided on Tours with Tong (www.tourwithtong.com) based on the recommendations of others and their pricing.  Our tour for the day included a private guide, transportation,…

Bangkok, Thailand (Day 1)

When we arrived to the airport, it was about 1 AM. Last time I was in Bangkok the city was still bustling at this time, but we stayed on a different segment of Sukhumvit that was apparently a bit more mellow. Also, affecting the vibe of the city was the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej…

Bangkok, Thailand (Things to know before you go)

This year as an early Christmas gift to ourselves, Scott and I decided we would take the time off from Veterans Day until Thanksgiving and go on a nice long vacation instead of our normal long weekend trips. At the top of my bucket list were the Maldives and Sri Lanka and we figured that this…

Weird foods – snacking on Bugs!

So we’re in Thailand right now and today while roaming the markets we were shown a cart full of assorted bugs. No this guy is not an exterminator or a pet shop, he’s a snack cart! Our guides quickly assembled a tasting of sorts for us. The others around us had no problems putting the…

Tokyo, Japan (Day 2 -Asakusa,Tokyo Skytree, and the Robot Restaurant)

After a full and excitement filled first day in Tokyo, we had no trouble passing out and getting some well deserved rest.  The next morning we were eager and ready to see more of what Tokyo had to offer. Day 2 Itinerary: Sensoji Temple Nakamise Shopping Street Ramen Yoroiya Tokyo Skytree Town Kabukicho Robot Restaurant…

Tokyo, Japan (Things to know before you go)

We had such a great time this past weekend in Tokyo! I can’t wait to share all of the interesting things we ate and got to experience, but first I want to share some of the things that will make any trip to Tokyo just a little bit easier.