Adventure (and Irish Food) in Vang Vieng

When we arrived in the Lao town of Vang Vieng, our guide described it as a renowned party town with a recently cleaned-up reputation and many opportunities for adventure. While the closest we got to partying was drinking Irish beer and watching UFC fighting late into the night, we definitely soaked up all the adventure…

It’s Bobsled Time!

Happy Olympic season everyone! As a sports fan, the Olympics are a really fun time for me and I truly look forward to them every two years. It is a chance to give some unique sports the spotlight for a little while and get everyone feeling extra patriotic. The summer games are great because it…

Adirondack Extreme

What’s a weekend of relaxation without a little adventure? That was our thinking when we made a reservation at Adirondack Extreme, an aerial treetop adventure course just a short drive from our cabin on Lake George. My parents happily stayed on the ground with my baby niece while my sisters, brother-in-law, husband, and I embarked…

A Daintree Day

Cairns was a brilliant starting point when it came to exploring the Daintree Rainforest area of Australia, and with just one day we managed to see a lot. We set off bright and early from our hotel, heading straight to the Captain Cook Highway and making our first stop at the gorgeous Rex Lookout. There…

Kawarau Bridge Jump

“Well, nothing says ‘I love you’ like jumping off a bridge!” This was the response I got from the staff member who was hooking up my harness when I told him that I was on my honeymoon. Meanwhile, on an adjacent platform just a few feet away, my husband was all tied up and ready…