When the West Visits the East: Visiting Hong Kong by Chris Crawford

Booking the Trip:  “You won’t believe how cheap it is to fly to Hong Kong right now.”  That is how the the plans to travel and explore Hong Kong started.  Shelley and I had been thinking about planning a new trip and had been batting around some ideas for a few weeks.  Hong Kong was … More When the West Visits the East: Visiting Hong Kong by Chris Crawford

My One-Week Observations in Kowloon and Hong Kong by Shelley Robinson

Realizations:  Every so often, when I travel, I realize that I know very little about a lot of things.  In fact, I am just pretty darn ignorant about the world as a whole.  I felt a bit like this when I was in Kowloon and Hong Kong for the first time in 2017.  From the … More My One-Week Observations in Kowloon and Hong Kong by Shelley Robinson

Hong Kong Travel Vlog by Shelley Robinson and Chris Crawford

  In December, 2017, my husband and I travelled to Hong Kong and put together a little iMovie that we hope captures some of the beauty of this amazing city.  We had a wonderful trip.   We also loved the music we discovered in putting this video together: https://www.facebook.com/shelley.robinson.733/videos/vb.626666382/10156001710566383/?type=3 

Quick Travel Tips for Two-Star Travellers by Shelley Robinson

Seek Advice:  Recently, my son’s girlfriend asked me about how to travel inexpensively to Norway as they had been invited to a wedding.  They were not sure exactly where to start.  I usually give people advice to be open to multiple opportunities on a trip that will afford them not only interesting experiences, but some … More Quick Travel Tips for Two-Star Travellers by Shelley Robinson

I Can Do This, But Do I Really Want to? Realizing Limits in Indonesia by Shelley Robinson

  Scared and Squeamish:  On a recent trip to Bali and Lombok Indonesia, whenever I would encounter situations that were challenging to me like a gecko scurrying up the wall beside me, or a Komodo Dragon (actually, the reptillic cousin of one, to be specific) strolling underneath our table while we were eating, I found … More I Can Do This, But Do I Really Want to? Realizing Limits in Indonesia by Shelley Robinson

Daily Offerings: Little Balinese Gifts by Shelley Robinson

Follow the Incense Trail:   I was intrigued on my trip to Ubud in Bali, Indonesia that every morning we would see little offerings.  Little tokens of generosity such as flower petals, rice, herbs, leaves and incense are carefully collected and beautifully placed in little three-inch woven palm or coconut leaf boxes known as “chanang”.  The … More Daily Offerings: Little Balinese Gifts by Shelley Robinson