Oman | Wadi Shab and Water in the Desert

Throughout our trip Jake and I kept commenting that Oman’s climate is pretty similar to that of Phoenix. While the camels and dunes are visibly missing from the Sonoran Desert…

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Oman | Desert Glamping in the Wahiba Sands

Having gotten a good feel for Muscat midway into our trip,we decided to venture out of the city and into the desert. A two hour road trip placed us smack dab in the middle of what looked like nowhere…

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Oman | The Grand Mosque and Souk

For my final project in a photography class I took this spring, I showed 10 images from our trip to Oman. My classmates’ impressions of them truly touched me. Moreso than their generous feedback…

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Siem Reap, Cambodia | Touring the Temples

Cambodia. What comes to mind when I think back to our final Asian vacation… Temples. Lots – borderline too many of them. And sweat. I also booked what went down as our worst….

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Chiang Mai, Thailand | Elephants – and Why I’ll Never Ride One!

My first post since leaving HK!  It’s been a whopping 10 weeks back in Chicago and I’ve finally mustered up the courage to go through my old photos.  I’ll try to keep the waterworks…

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Beijing

Happy Father’s Day to the two best dads we could possibly ask for!! We were lucky enough to have both sets of our parents come visit us this year. We loved having them and are incredibly happy that they experienced our lives here, were able to see HK – and, a bit more of Asia. […]

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Borneo

It’s still a mystery to me how 30 snuck up on us so fast.  I will continue to bask in my twenties for the next month, but poor Jake officially entered the next decade on April 30.  To help ease him into it, we decided to get away (yes, even further than Hong Kong) to […]

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Palawan

Whoops. So I see I am horrendously overdue for a post or three, considering it’s been six months and we are halfway into the list little to-do list that I created in January. (And yes, with the exception of Vietnam, we will get through the entire list before September 1!!) I’ll start with Palawan! Just […]

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Macau | The Asian Vegas (with a better show!)

Macau – China’s version of Vegas. Yes, this place is home to the largest casino in the world (the Venetian). It’s a wonder we hadn’t visited sooner. But to be honest, it wasn’t the casino that attracted us, and I certainly knew not to expect clubs, the desert sun or beautiful people. Especially that last […]

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Tokyo

You’d be surprised by how many times we were asked, ‘So… what’s it like living in Japan?’ when we were back in the US in May. ‘Gee, I wouldn’t know…. I’ve never even been to Japan…’ Until now that is! Tokyo has been high on my must-see-while-in-Asia list so I was quick to join Jake […]

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