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The Land Down Under

After the craziness in New Zealand, we were looking forward to relaxing in Australia. We were welcomed to Sydney with rain. Not just the occasional drizzle, but constant, drenching rain. The first day we arrived, we decided to book a trip out to wine country (wine tasking is the perfect thing to do on a rainy day, … Continue reading

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Adventures in New Zealand – Part 2

Molly and I met up in Auckland on November 12, a few days before her original departure date since I had to cancel my hike…I was so excited to finally see her. We bummed around Auckland for a few days before meeting up with our Contiki group (in case you don’t know, these are tours … Continue reading

Reviving the Blog

Yeah…I know it’s been way too long since my last post. I clearly can’t live up to all my promises. But now that our trip is winding down, I’m feeling a little sentimental so thought I’d try to catch you up on where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to. I’ll summarize each mini-adventure … Continue reading

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Adventures in New Zealand – Part 1

Ok…I know I promise more regular updates with each post, but this time I really mean it. I went to the doctor in Sydney and he laughed when I asked if I would be ready for an 11-day hike by the following week. He told me I’d be lucky if I could wear regular tennis … Continue reading

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Feeling Like a Boy Scout Again

Posted by Nick Nick’s Hiking Safari on New Zealand’s South Island It’s time for me to go home.  After 2.5 months, 19 flight segments, and approximately 26,000 miles flown, tomorrow I’m heading back to reality.  The time has zoomed by.  In fact, concept of time was hard to grasp throughout the duration of the trip. … Continue reading

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Beaches, Hospitals and an Early Good-bye

It’s been a really long time since our last post. I’d say I’ll try to keep it short but we all know that’s not going to happen. So, we had a blast in Chiang Mai. We spent what was supposed to be our last night with some new friends we met while on the elephant … Continue reading

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A Lot to Love about Thailand, Part 1 – Chiang Mai

After spending 19 days in Thailand, it’s time to leave. Having developed a serious affection for the country, we could have easily spent an additional 19 or more days there. There’s so much to love about Thailand! Chiang Mai was our first stop in Thailand. It is the country’s largest and most culturally significant city … Continue reading

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Five Cities in Five Days, Part 2

Continued from Part 1 Day 3 –Agra We met back up with Omer, our new travel buddy from Israel, as we were getting off the train. We quickly checked our bags at the station, grabbed autorickshaws and headed toward the Taj Mahal. Still half asleep, we realized we were all starving so asked our drivers … Continue reading

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Who Would Have Thought That Elephants Eat So Much?

Check out our video to watch our visit to Baan Chang Elephant park where we spent a day feeding, riding, and taking care of elephants!

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Heights

Answer: Go fly through the jungle in Thailand! Hope you enjoy the video!