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The lovely Oheka Castle Gardens sit beside the castle itself

Spending the Weekend at Oheka Castle

As new parents, it can be difficult to find time to spend just with one another. And by difficult I mean impossible. That’s why we were so excited by a very special gift from my parents – a weekend by ourselves in a castle while they babysat! Surprisingly, we wouldn’t have to travel to Ireland […]

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Pho Bo Vien with Vietnamese beef meatballs

Vietnamese Food in New York: Pho Bang

Ever since I was young, I’ve loved Asian food. Growing up, there wasn’t anything better than Americanized Chinese food. Give me some of that General Tso’s, what could be better? As I got older, I discovered Japanese food and quickly realized it was probably the best cuisine on the planet. Thai food came later in […]

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Tanker ship Alpine Moment enters the Miraflores Locks

Visiting the Panama Canal on Layover in Panama City

On a recent trip to Peru, Chandra and I tried our hardest to find a direct flight back to New York but just couldn’t make it work. We ended up booked on Copa Airlines with a five hour layover in Panama City. You know we weren’t about to spend those five hours in the airport. […]

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Jumping Around the World

It’s no secret, we love to travel. Somewhere around 2006 or so we started to express our love of travel by literally jumping for joy in our photos. It all began in Egypt actually with a group jumping shot in front of the Great Pyramid. Since then, we’ve been jumping around the world. Sometimes it […]

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North Carolina’s Crystal Coast: A Hidden Gem

The following is a guest post from contributor Sara Upton and does not reflect the views or experiences of either Chandra or Dave Emerald Isle is part of a string of cities located along the Bogue Sound. Together, they make up the Crystal Coast, the southernmost tip of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. This location features […]

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Chandra navigates us along midtown New York City

Exploring NYC by Speedboat

We wanted to do something really special to celebrate my Dad’s 60th birthday last summer. My Dad can be tough to impress. Museums and shows aren’t his thing and even a nice dinner out in the city wasn’t going to cut it to celebrate this milestone.  But he does love being out on the water. […]

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Colonia Ambiance 11

What’s Going on in Uruguay?

Uruguay. What does anyone think of when Uruguay is mentioned? Mention France and I think of the Eiffel Tower. Japan makes me think of sushi. Brazil has big Jesus on the hill. But Uruguay? I have zero preconceptions of what is going on there. Even still, not in a million years did I think this was Uruguay: All photos […]

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Fillet mignon at Freemasons Hotel in Geraldton, Australia

My 10 Most Memorable Meals while Traveling

Food is always a big part of travel. After all, what you are eating is often defined by where you are and the experience of eating it is often one of the most memorable parts of being there.  Below are 10 of the most memorable meals I’ve enjoyed while traveling. Be prepared because this list […]

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