We’ve only managed to scratch the surface of Thailand, but from our very short forays into this amazing country, we like what we see. Bangkok is a pulsating, vibrant city that is always on the move. “One Night in Bangkok” lyrics have never rang so true “One Night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster,…Continue reading Thailand


Our Costa Victoria cruise took us to several interesting ports of call in Malaysia, to include Langkawi (an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, located about 30 KM off mainland Malaysia), Georgetown (the capital of the state of Penang), Port Klang (gateway to Kuala Lumpur), and the quaint, seaside city of Malacca. We…Continue reading Malaysia


Kuwait is an expensive destination, so prepare yourself for sticker shock! We had a brief transit in Kuwait and wanted to see what one of the world’s leading oil exporters had to offer the budget backpacker. This list is rather short, but we were highly impressed with the Scientific Center, which houses one of the…Continue reading Kuwait


Egypt was country number 28 on our Trans Africa trip, and what an amazing place to end our epic journey. Egypt is one of the world’s great civilizations, and it is mind boggling to contemplate that the phenomenal ruins still visible today are a mere fraction of what was on display in Egypt during its…Continue reading Egypt