Between the Pines in Algorrobo

Our arrival in Chile didn’t start off exactly as planned. The flight was amazing because we had a clear view of the Andes as we descended into Santiago but we were left with much to be desired when we saw our rental car. Sami is responsible for renting our cars and he’s still paying the price for this booking! Not only does it have bicycle wheels for tires, it has no air conditioning! It drives like a tin can and feels like you are pushing 200 km/h when you go above 80 km/h. The one positive thing is that Sami looks enormous in it and it really makes me smile. Also Nu seems to really enjoy it because he thinks it’s just another one of his toy cars. Despite it’s miniature size, it got us to our first destination in Chile – Algarrobo – in one piece.  Continue reading

Flytographer Shoot on Temae Beach in Moorea, French Polynesia

This year we received the best birthday present from my family – a photo shoot with Flytographer in Moorea, French Polynesia. Flytographer is a very cool Canadian startup that connects travelers with a network of over 400 local photographers in 200 destinations around the world. I think this was the possibly the coolest gift ever because we have absolutely no more room in our bags and there is honestly no better souvenir than capturing a candid moment in a special place. Also I think my family knew that I was getting a little tired of my blurry iPhone shots and only being in 1% of our photos. Continue reading

A Merry Christmas in Malaysia

Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country so when we planned our month long stay here over Christmas, we weren’t expecting it to feel very ‘Christmassy’. There’s definitely no snow but we were pleasantly surprised by the trees, ornaments and lights hanging absolutely everywhere. It seems that on the island of Penang everyone embraces and celebrates Christmas regardless of their religion. Continue reading