Photo Essay: Where I Traveled to in 2013

2012 and 2013 were not kind to the Kellenberger or the Marshall families, but we have had plenty of love and support from family and friends to help us through. The last six weeks have been especially difficult for us, but I’m glad to be putting 2013 behind us. We’re looking forward to a positive and successful 2014. Happy New Year to my dear friends and family all over the world! Continue Reading →

Travel Spain: Getting Off the Beaten Track in Barcelona

From unique neighborhoods, villages and one-of-kind restaurants to hidden gardens and the best view of the city, there is no shortage of things to do when you’re on vacation in Barcelona. Once you’ve finished scratching below the surface of its main attractions, why not try ticking off some of these unusual activities for a truly unique Spanish vacation? Continue Reading →

Book Review: Keeping Up with the War God – Taiwan, as It Seemed to Me by Author Steven Crook

For travelers who are interested in delving beneath the surface of Taiwan’s main sightseeing attractions and flashy neon facade, British author Steven Crook demonstrates that there is more to Taiwan than meets the eye. Continue Reading →

Photo Moment: Strange and Hellish Pagoda in Cambodia

This seemingly charming pagoda is located in the middle of the village of Kompong Khleang in rural Cambodia. The ornately carved rooftiles and spires glistened in the sun as we climbed the cracked stone steps leading up to the front entrance, which is brightly painted with depictions of Heaven and disturbing and horrible images of Hell. Take particular notice of the naked women climbing wickedly barbed trees and the large tub of boiling water, which contains the severed heads of Continue Reading →

Through the Dragon’s Eye

We were heading home on the bike the other day and were crossing a bridge, when I noticed some extremely bright lights on the far bank. For us to even notice a bunch of extra lights in the neon world of Taipei is pretty rare, so we figured we’d better see what all the fuss was about. Sure enough, it was a big fuss. We’d been lucky enough to stumble on some sort of Taoist street festival. There was enough Continue Reading →