Author: Stefanie


Egypt – past, present and future

When we were originally brainstorming countries to visit on this trip around the world, Egypt was off the table.  It has always been a bucket list destination for me but I accepted the reality that I may never get to see it, at least not in the near future.  Due […]


Dirty Thirty in Dubai

For those who follow our social media, you will already know how I chose to celebrate my big 3-0, in the most extravagant place on earth – Dubai!  Since we spent Devin’s 30th in Las Vegas a couple years ago, he thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do […]


The Jewel of India – Rajasthan’s Udaipur and Jodhpur

Rajasthan, literally translating to “land of kings” is a northwestern state bordering Pakistan that is known for its vast desert and rich cultural history. We experienced Rajasthan first in the beautiful ‘city of lakes’ Udaipur and next in the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur. With rich artistic and cultural traditions throughout […]


India Insanity – the beautiful chaos

Talk about culture shock! After only five weeks in India, we have experienced the good, bad and ugly.  Let me preface this post by stating that despite what I write below, I have absolutely fallen in love with the chaos that is India.  The bustling cities, gridlocked traffic, unbearable smells […]


Easing our way into India – Bengaluru and Goa

All I have ever heard from people when I told them India was on my bucket list was “India is crazy”!  Conceptually, I understood why they would have that reaction but until I was faced with the reality of it, I didn’t realize how overwhelming the thought of India was.  […]


Sri Lanka’s beauty shines in Ella & Mirissa

While we travel through Sri Lanka, we are amazed at the diversity of the landscape; from the rolling tea plantations in Ella to the pristine golden beaches in Mirissa, every square mile is filled with beauty. At times, the amount of ground we cover in each country we visit has […]


Taste of Sri Lanka

Over the past four months, we have traveled throughout Southeast Asia and tasted some of the most authentic, deliciously prepared foods one could imagine. While we have loved the unique flavors in each country, there are definitely a few standouts among the rest. For me, the cuisine in Sri Lanka […]


Sri Lanka – The Island State

Sri Lanka wasn’t initially on our lists of countries to visit but we are so glad that changed! It would have been such a shame to miss this incredible country and even more, the beautiful people. Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of the British colonial rule until 1972 […]