Greetings from Canoa, Ecuador! I have just passed the one month mark of earthquake relief down here with All Hands Volunteers. As I left New York one month ago, I was filled with many emotions. Excitement, anxiety, wonderment. I had no idea what I was really about to embark upon, but somehow, deep inside, I […]
Everyone knows there’s nothing like seeing a show on Broadway. There’s a certain energy in those few blocks of Manhattan, a spark in the air that only exists on the stages of New York City. But, if you’re like most of us, how can you afford to go see a show when tickets can cost […]
Coming eye to eye with some of the ocean’s most amazing creatures – gigantic whale sharks and manta rays. We visit from beautiful Isla Holbox, off Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.
We stop by the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai – our last stop in The Land of Smiles before moving on to Laos. There, we drop in on the mindblowing White Temple, a modern take on Buddhist architecture unlike anything we’ve seen before.
We try to enjoy ourselves diving and on the beaches of Khao Lak, but are haunted by the thousands of deaths that occurred here during the 2004 Tsunami.
After a somewhat disappointing reintroduction to Thailand, we head further up the coast to beautiful Koh Lanta. Here, we find the relaxed island paradise we were dreaming of.
We book a harbour cruise to take part in the world-famous Sydney New Year’s fireworks extravaganza. Now this is the way to celebrate!
Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Riding a Jet Boat, and Touring the Blue Mountains – Sydney, Australia
We hop back over the Tasman Sea from New Zealand to begin phase II of our Australian adventure, starting in buzzing Sydney! While there, we get soaked on a jet boat, visit the beautiful Blue Mountains, and climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
We visit the spectacular White Island marine volcano, located 30 miles off the coast of Northern New Zealand, where we explore the active crater and have a close encounter with a huge pod of playful dolphins.
We strap on some crampons for a walk on the Franz Josef glacier in South-Western New Zealand, taking the time to also check out the nearby Fox Glacier and Haast Pass.