A Sampling of Europe

When planning overseas trips we like to keep things really flexible and often will add destinations randomly if we have a layover there.  On our way home from Sri Lanka we had a layover in Brussels and so we decided to spend a week in Europe. I had been to Brussels before, but not Paul and the kids and so …

Sri Lanka Trip Details

I love to research travel – where to go, what to see, what to do and for me spending hours reading other people’s blogs is inspiring and so helpful.  Some people like to relax by watching TV; I like to relax by researching travel! Where We Stayed Paradise Beach, Negombo – $95/triple BB. A slurge because it was our first …

New Zealand – Part 2

After 3 weeks traveling around the South Island, we were looking forward to a week of mostly staying put in one place on the North Island.  We fly into Auckland, picked up a rental car and first headed to Rotorua, a cultural centre of the Maori people and a town known for its thermal mud pools and geysers.   In …