Sabeto Mud Baths and Hot Springs

One of the most unusual attractions in Fiji is a short drive away from the airport and the town of Nadi. It might seem strange to visit a hot spring in Melanesia, where the temperature is warm and balmy year-round. But with purported therapeutic properties as well as cosmetic thanks to the mud, why not visit…

Sri Siva Subramaniya temple

Exploring Fiji’s Nadi Town

Bula to Fiji! The capital of the 330+ island archipelago is Suva, on the eastern part of the main island of Viti Levu. However, you may never even see Suva–your first encounter with Fiji will probably be Nadi Airport and Nadi town. 

Trying to Make a Difference

I haven’t really talked about American politics on my blog–after all, I can barely keep up with the travel posts, and there’s so much drama going on in this country right now. In fact, it’ll be interesting to know how many people go to see their families over Thanksgiving and actually end up in arguments over…


Maui Bamboo Forest Waterfall Hike

This is my favorite hike in the world. Of course, that’s not saying that much… after all, I’m not an avid hiker. But it’s a moderate hike with some challenging moments and huge payoffs: five waterfalls!

Up the craggy trail to a beautiful view!

Wenatchee Day Trip

Back in May, I spent a weekend in Wenatchee, Washington. My friends got married by the beautiful Lake Chelan, and David and I decided to make a mini-break out of it. Of course, we only really had a day to explore the area, what with the wedding. So I can only share a day trip’s worth…

The huge torii at the shrine's main entrance.

Japan: Itineraries

I’d like to wrap up my Japan series by providing some itineraries based on my experience. There is so much to see and do, so please note that these are just suggestions. So many things can change your plans: getting on the wrong train (never happened to us in Tokyo, but happened a dismaying amount throughout Osaka and Kyoto),…

Wikimedia, photo by Isderion

Trip Alert: Fiji

I have been horrible about blogging. I dutifully schedule my posts, and shift things around when I miss a target, but it seems lately I’ve been shifting the schedules more than actually writing. The reason is that David just bought a house, and the last few months of our lives have been utterly consumed by…