This is a special postcard, hand-painted during an art workshop in Kyoto, Japan.
Kyoto, Japan: A Treat for the Senses
In Kyoto, we were delightfully assaulted by color, smell, taste, sound, and sight of all kinds, both historic and modern.
Why We Travel: Finding What You Love
Part of travel is figuring out what you like and seeking out those things in the world. Thanks to Adera Causey of Hunter Museum of American Art for an inspiring adult art camp session that I'm still thinking about one …
11 Things to Do in Chattanooga, Tennessee
As we embark on our adventure around the world, we would be remiss if we didn't share our favorite things about our current hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee.
11 Ways to Enjoy Disney World as an Adult
How do you have a magical time for yourself when you aren't visiting Disney with kids? Check out my top 11 ways to enjoy Disney World as an adult!
Shanghai Urban Planning Museum
When Nicole suggested we go to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, I was skeptical. But it turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip. That and the most amazing Taco Bell meal I've ever had.
Shanghai’s M50 Art District and the World’s Largest Starbucks
After a lovely visit to Shanghai's Yu Garden, the Former French Concession, Shanghai Botanical Garden, and Zhujiajiao ancient water town, Nicole insisted that I see some of the city's modern art, along with the world's biggest Starbucks.
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Solo in Morocco: Camels, Kasbahs, and Guacamole
“Aren’t you afraid to go by yourself?” Before I went on my volunteer trip to Rabat, that was the question I heard most frequently. I left for Morocco in April 2016, a month after airport bombings in Brussels had left …
Australia Adventure: Melbourne Walkabout
In Aboriginal culture, a walkabout historically referred to a boy's rite of passage into manhood. Today it refers to a nomadic lifestyle, and after walking all over Brisbane, Cairns, and Sydney, it felt pretty spot-on for the way we'd been seeing the sights of …
Australia Adventure: Sophisticated Sydney
After wrapping up our Great Barrier Reef dive adventure, we met my parents, brother, and sister-in-law for a few days in Sydney. Mike and I tend to prefer staying in Airbnbs where we can meet locals and get a feel …