Posted by Sterling Laudon on July 10, 2017

Orangutans in Borneo: A Guide to Tanjung Puting National Park

Sarah would tell you the highlight of our trip to Indonesia was seeing orangutans in Borneo. We got engaged in Indonesia, but still—orangutans in Borneo. In Indonesia, we visited Borobudur, Mount Bromo, and Komodo Island. None compare to mythical Borneo. More specifically, Tanjung Puting National Park—possibly the coolest place in the world to see orangutans.

Posted by Sterling Laudon on May 4, 2017

Cheat Sheet for Passport DC Embassy Open Houses

Each May during Passport DC, embassies in Washington, D.C. host free open houses on consecutive Saturdays. In 2017, May 6 is “Around the World Embassy Tour” and May 13 is European Union Open House. The best embassies have cool exhibits, native food and drinks, and short lines for admission (see cheat sheet below). The event

Posted by Sterling Laudon on May 3, 2017

What did we pack for 10 weeks in Africa followed by 6 weeks in Canada?

Sarah and I are spending four months in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, and the Yukon. With help from a world weather guide: Weather to Travel, we have loosely planned our itinerary around weather. April to June should be sunny and dry in southern Africa. June to August should be warm with

Posted by Sarah on November 1, 2016

The not-so-hidden camping spot next to Firefly Music Festival

In 2016, we failed to buy camping passes for Firefly Music Festival. A few days before the festival, we realized they were sold out (oops). We tried everything we could think of: Craigslist, message boards, Reddit. This is the story of how we accidentally ended up with the BEST camping spot ever for Firefly Music Festival—and why

Posted by Sterling Laudon on October 2, 2016

The Skerwink Trail: An Afternoon of World-Class Scenery in Newfoundland

Where: Port Rexton, Newfoundland When: Spring – fall (June – August are nicest) Round trip: 5.3 km The Skerwink Trail is the Holy Grail of hiking: world-class scenery, uncrowded, and easy. Less famous than some other hikes, the Skerwink Trail punches well above its weight. In 5.3 short kilometers, the Skerwink Trail contains hidden beaches, sea cliffs,

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  • Lots of daylight in Alaska, but still sweater weather.😜
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  • Goodbye Madagascar, the most dysfunctional place we have ever been. Cute kids though. #madagascar
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