Discovering the Swiss Alps Villages

Once again, we woke up at the crack of dawn trying to maximize the “better weather” hours according to the weather forecast! It might sound hectic but it really wasn’t; with our Swiss Train Travel Pass, we were able to be on our schedule and visit as much as we could take in following the…

Day Trip to Stein am Rhein and Bern

Sorry for the delay, it is the wedding season right after our vacation so trying to balance “work” versus “blog”. 2nd day of our trip, weather forecasted to be cloudy with 50% chance of rain. The night before, I was checking the whole country of Switzerland weather and thinking of going somewhere sunny since we…

Our 27th country: Switzerland starts in Lucerne!

Europe is our favorite continent to visit during the summertime, but this year we started our yearly visit to Europe a little bit earlier! In fact, we just got back on Sunday night from our three weeks vacation 🙂 The main purpose of this vacation wasn’t Europe though….it was actually to Morocco! It is expensive…

Tikehau via Bora Bora

When planning the French Polynesia island hopping trip, staying on an atoll was my high priority so I was debating between Tikehau and Rangiroa. I ended up choosing Tikehau because of its lesser expensive overwater bungalows at Tikehau Pearl Resort (versus Hotel Kia Ora) and its pink beaches! The logistics of getting to Tikehau was a…

Taha’a Pearl Farm and Coral Garden

We booked the full day tour with L’excursion Bleue in advanced and directly for 13,000 xpf ($115 USD). The tour included a free transfer from our hotel but it turned out we were just taking our hotel boat to Tahaa village. Once we arrived at the village, we were picked up by a taxi driver who…

A Piece of Paradise in Le Taha’a

Our luxurious overwater bungalow room rate included a luxurious breakfast: all types of French bread and pastries, Polynesian poisson cru, hot items included the yummy hash browns, scrambled eggs, grilled vegetables, and varieties of fresh juices including our favorite Rotui brand mango juice and of course fresh fruits! Having breakfast with the view of overwater bungalows,…