Amsterdam houseboats

Unique Places to Stay: Renting an Amsterdam Houseboat

Amsterdam is a city of canals and why not experience those canals by staying on a houseboat?  This is a fantastic choice of accommodation in Amsterdam and is surprisingly reasonably priced.  We found accommodation in Amsterdam quite expensive, but renting a whole houseboat in Amsterdam was very similarly priced to family hotels in Amsterdam. Why Stay in an Amsterdam Houseboat? …

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Back to Bali

Many of you might remember when Paul was unable to join us in Bali last April because of his passport woes (he had less then 6 months on his passport).  This time they let him on the plane and we were able to introduce him to an island we fell in love with the first time we visited.  Some of …

An Impromptu Weekend Away

Happy New Year! 2012 got off to a great start for us with an impromptu weekend to Thailand to visit Canadian friends. Although Paul worked between Christmas and New Years, it was still great to have lots of time off together.  For New Years Eve, we debated trekking down to Kuala Lumpur to experience New Years near the iconic Petronas …

Thailand Bliss

Since we decided to stay in Malaysia for Christmas instead of going home to Canada, we decided to plan a one week vacation for the first week of December.  We had fond memories of Thailand from our trip in 2006 and I was eager to return.  In fact I couldn’t believe that we had been here for 10 months without …