Holiday Greetings and a Lesson from Christmas Past

Happy holidays

As Christmas and the new year approaches, we’d like to wish you and yours a very happy holidays from an unusually warm Berlin!Just about this time of year, we're often reminded of one of our first Christmases together in Europe and a lesson we learned about the benefits of understanding limits and letting go. … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays and Celebrating the New Year at Hogmanay

Holidays 2012

As Christmas and the new year approaches, we'd like to wish you and yours a very happy holidays from what was a snowy Berlin (damn you, warm front!).Before we go offline for the next couple of days, we have a couple of announcements for you: our upcoming New Year's celebrations at Hogmanay in Edinburgh and a giveaway featuring some of our travel photos. … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays…and a Christmas Camel

Holiday Cheer and Camel Rides - Giza Pyramids, Egypt

From atop a camel at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, we would like to wish you and yours a very happy holidays!Wherever you may be, whatever you happen to celebrate, we hope your holidays and new year are filled with joy, peace and a little bit of adventure! … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays from Paraguay

School in Cambodia

A few days ago, we were enjoying the Paraguayan tradition of drinking tereré (a cold version of yerba maté) to cool off from the tropical heat. As we sipped, we chuckled at how the food stalls at the Encarnación bus station broadcast dueling Christmas songs -- a Jingle Bells here, a Frosty the Snowman there. Yet, there we sat sweating away.Hot or cold, the … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas

Adrianne with Cambodian orphans

If you find yourself in the giving mood and stuck for an idea this holiday season, we offer a few gift ideas from our online shop and some charitable donation ideas from organizations we've recently discovered. … [Read more...]

Christmas in Krung Thep

Snowman with a Kalpak

That's Christmas in Bangkok to you and me. Krung Thep (City of Angels) is the Thai name for Bangkok, Thailand - the location from which we happen to be writing this post.We first imagined this post being entitled Wishing You a Very Chinese Christmas, but a quick decision five days ago altered our trajectory and landed us in sunny Bangkok instead. … [Read more...]

The Best European Christmas Markets

We’re here in Beijing, China and the only things going up more rapidly than new buildings are Christmas trees (mostly fake, of course). Last night, we became nostalgic while strolling past another giant shopping center Christmas tree, this one shielded by a roof that houses the world's largest LED video screen (250 meters long by 30 meters wide).Though the … [Read more...]

Christmas Reflections – A Detour to Dresden

One year ago today, we left our home in Prague to begin this journey of ours. Our first stop was Dresden, Germany where we found the Christmas spirit in its Advent markets on our way to Southeast Asia.We have a soft and nostalgic spot for Christmas markets. We were first hooked by our experience nine years ago at the markets in Munich (Germany), Salzburg and … [Read more...]