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Getting to know Germans

It’s been four months since we arrived in Munich, and while we haven’t really gotten to know many Germans well, we’ve gotten to know a few things about Germans — the good, the bad and the puzzling.

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Beaches in the rain

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — The forecast today called for rain. But then, that’s been true for all our days in Sydney, so we took a gamble and headed out for another hike. Continue reading “Beaches in the rain”

A day at the beach

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — After walking around Melbourne for two days, it was time to take it easy. We woke up to more perfect weather, so a day at the beach fit the bill. Continue reading “A day at the beach”

On the road to Dunedin

INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND — For the third time, we drove the coastal road through the Catlins, this time heading for Nugget Point Lighthouse.

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A perfect day in Hastings

CLIVE, NEW ZEALAND — On the North Island’s sun-splashed Hawkes Bay, Napier is the main attraction.

We’d made vague plans to backtrack from our cottage in Clive, to visit the National Aquarium of New Zealand or go on a historic walking tour of the famous art-deco buildings. But we hadn’t really warmed to Napier, and we weren’t feeling very ambitious.

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Lazy day of hiking

CATHEDRAL COVE, NEW ZEALAND — We started today off by driving to Hahei Beach to do the short hike to Cathedral Cove, a popular tourist destination that features two beaches connected by a giant, natural passageway through the cliff. Continue reading “Lazy day of hiking”

Goodbye Hawai’i

POLOLU VALLEY, HAWAII — Today was our last day in Hawaii, and we’re going to miss being here. It was such a laid-back, friendly atmosphere, which makes it hard to pack up camp and go somewhere else. Continue reading “Goodbye Hawai’i”

Swimming With Dolphins

HO’OKENA BEACH, BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII — I’m not much of a water person, much less a beach person, but this day would turn out to be my favorite beach day, ever. 

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From big city to beach camping

KONA, HAWAII — Turns out traffic in paradise can be hell. After a breakfast of  French toast made with Punalu’u sweet bread, caramelized apples and cinnamon gastrique, we stopped at Costco to pick up supplies.

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