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We’ve got 10 days in Hoi An, Vietnam and I’m planning to do very little.  After two days here we have a good sense of the small town and village on the beach, so I...

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It’s snowing right now in our hometown of Minneapolis… in April.  And tomorrow the forecast is freezing rain.  There are hundreds of people all over that city saying things like “Why do we live here?...

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Travel days bring conflicting emotions – the sadness of leaving a great place (Ubud, in this case), the excitement of the journey, anticipation of the new destination, and the physical discomfort of being tired, hot,...

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After soaking up the sun and experiencing the beautiful Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, we were a little sad to leave so quickly.  But on to the next adventure, we boarded a 4.5 hour flight...

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We’ve arrived in Cairns after six days of watching the kilometers on the road signs slowly get smaller and smaller. We had 2 nights and only 1 full day until our flight from Cairns to...

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With one day in Airlie beach, we looked for a cruise to famous Whithaven Beach.. After some research, we booked a day trip with Big Fury, a boat that claims to be the fasted in...

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Ok, not exactly AT Surfer’s Paradise, but near it at a sandbar at Currumbin Alley, a bay known for good beginner waves and a little further out, one of the world’s best point breaks. Its...

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With a few days to explore Gold Coast, we started with a walk from Broadbeach to Surfers Paradise, about 5km. The first thing I noticed was there was no surfers. At all. Disappointing. I later...

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We are commonly asked about the types of accommodations we stay in while we travel.  And while we normally opt to stay in the cheapest option a location has to offer, every once in a while we...

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After a rainy weekend in Brisbane, we are ready for some sun! The forecast for the week looks better and we’ve seen enough of the city, so we spontaneously added a week in Gold Coast, about an...

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