aboutWe are Akila and Patrick. Our minds (and waistlines) expand as we travel, cook, and eat our way around the world with our two dogs.
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December 2014


five years!
an overview of our year
December 22, 2014

September 2014


21 free toddler activities in atlanta
fun with the fam
September 11, 2014

suddenness and stillness in vienna
September 4, 2014

August 2014


airavatesvara temple
beauty in kumbakonam
August 8, 2014

July 2014


picnic at the presidio
in san francisco
July 18, 2014

June 2014


the atlanta food and wine festival
delicious southern
June 5, 2014

May 2014


the surprising morpho butterfly
brown to blue
May 9, 2014

April 2014


acropolis in progress
mammoth construction zone
April 14, 2014

March 2014


lions rest
in video
March 7, 2014

February 2014


gear and tips for traveling with a baby to costa rica
the nitty gritty
February 11, 2014

January 2014


on traveling to costa rica with a baby
seeing the world through her eyes
January 28, 2014

December 2013


balsamic glazed cipollines
December 18, 2013

views of siena
cobblestone and brick
December 4, 2013

October 2013


on travel blogging, sponsorships, and ethics
October 29, 2013

win 200 euros from go with oh! + go with oh to vienna
October 23, 2013

humbling pompeii
roman living
October 18, 2013

September 2013


four years! + what's next
of traveling and not
September 19, 2013

prague in black and white
timeless grandeur
September 12, 2013

August 2013


santorini doors
colors in rectangles
August 28, 2013

on not really picking that perfect greek island
beach hopping
August 21, 2013

July 2013


gear review: samsung 840 pro ssd + how patrick broke my computer
upgrading a laptop
July 31, 2013

bulgaria: the low-down
a wrap up
July 23, 2013

June 2013


touring southern bulgaria
highlights by photography
June 20, 2013

where communism was better
on tobacco and cars
June 12, 2013

May 2013


schonbrunn castle in pictures
May 31, 2013

the harry potter studio tour
from diagon alley to hogwarts
May 7, 2013

April 2013


beginning in bulgaria
in ivailovgrad
April 18, 2013

March 2013


amara's oh the places you'll go! nursery
March 27, 2013

pregnancy is like backpacking through southeast asia
March 13, 2013

January 2013


chewy and abby do europe
January 21, 2013

November 2012


on stuff and things
November 27, 2012

October 2012


chewy and abby in austrian sunflowers
October 29, 2012

three years!
October 16, 2012

September 2012


go with oh to venice
living like a local
September 13, 2012

turkey: the low-down
a wrap up
September 7, 2012

because the world is a good place
September 4, 2012

ruined turkey
ephesus, pamukkale, and aphrodisias
September 1, 2012

August 2012


being on the aegean
in turgutreis
August 24, 2012

marriott rewards what's your travel type giveaway
win marriott rewards points
August 21, 2012

scenes from cappadocia
mars on earth
August 14, 2012

July 2012


how to make baklava
at karakoy gulluoglu
July 24, 2012

hot air ballooning in cappadocia
awe-struck
July 13, 2012

vegetarian food in turkey
yummy veggies
July 10, 2012

the wild dogs of turkey
cute and friendly
July 6, 2012

grilled meats of turkey
in istanbul
July 4, 2012

June 2012


something beautiful
in cappadocia
June 29, 2012

adventuring in barcelona
from the sea to the road
June 22, 2012

catalan cuisine
fresh and inventive
June 20, 2012

the flag of turkey
patriotism in pictures
June 15, 2012

beyond sultanahmet
istanbul's diverse neighborhoods
June 13, 2012

the colors of the spice bazaar
in istanbul
June 8, 2012

on making money blogging
June 5, 2012

lamps at the grand bazaar
in istanbul
June 1, 2012

May 2012


delicious istanbul cooking class
yum
May 31, 2012

intersecting cultures at hagia sophia
with context istanbul
May 29, 2012

istanbul's tulips
flower frenzy
May 24, 2012

why take guided tours
as an independent traveler
May 22, 2012

portrait of pisa
leaning and straight
May 4, 2012

what travel bloggers eat
at tbu umbria
May 1, 2012

April 2012


the abbey of san galgano
beauty in ruins
April 27, 2012

airing that dirty laundry abroad
wash, dry, repeat
April 24, 2012

san gimignano towers
views of vineyards
April 20, 2012

truffle tutorial
in tuscany
April 19, 2012

wake up to the olive trees
in radicondoli
April 17, 2012

budapest: the low-down
a wrap up
April 13, 2012

understanding hungarian wine
tokaji and more
April 12, 2012

opulent opera house
in budapest
April 10, 2012

budapest great market hall in b&w
gray shaded market
April 6, 2012

eat budapest
goulash, paprika, and more
April 5, 2012

let me fall in love
with budapest
April 3, 2012

March 2012


croatia: the low-down
a wrap up
March 30, 2012

tuscany with color
at motovun
March 29, 2012

the undefeated dolac market
in zagreb
March 27, 2012

plitvice national park in the winter
icefalls
March 23, 2012

ummm croatian food?
between two cultures
March 22, 2012

where everyone speaks your language
in zagreb
March 20, 2012

hundred shades of gray
in county clare
March 16, 2012

off-season istria
chilly beauty
March 15, 2012

sledding in switzerland
winter fun
March 13, 2012

spain: the low-down
a wrap up
March 6, 2012

mercat de la boqueria
at the market
March 2, 2012

gaudi's personal cathedral
stunning sagrada familia
March 1, 2012

February 2012


cook and taste cooking class
paella and tortilla espanol
February 28, 2012

brilliant fonta magica
in barcelona
February 24, 2012

casa batllo
gaudi's genius
February 23, 2012

the unvarnished truth on travel with pets
February 21, 2012

scenes from parc guell
in barcelona
February 17, 2012

eat espana
yum
February 16, 2012

changing perceptions in madrid
between ages 19 to 32
February 13, 2012

england: the low-down
a wrap up
February 10, 2012

emerald peak district
green, green, green
February 9, 2012

a week of good eats in london
from high tea to iraqi
February 7, 2012

changing of the guards
at buckingham palace
February 3, 2012

museum hopping with context london
on history and future
February 1, 2012

January 2012


london at night
motion in light
January 27, 2012

yuki's kitchen sushi class
January 24, 2012

harrods' sparkling winter
in london
January 20, 2012

chewy at the leaning tower of pisa
cuteness
January 6, 2012

when travel loses its charm
January 5, 2012

shiny 2012
January 2, 2012

December 2011


costa rican cuisine
creating a pais marco
December 22, 2011

hummingbirds flutter
near poas volcano
December 16, 2011

unexpected san jose
heartbeat of a nation
December 15, 2011

from farm to table: doka estate coffee
December 13, 2011

skirts swirl
at mirador ram luna
December 9, 2011

finding pura vida
in tortuguero
December 8, 2011

the magic of stonehenge
prehistoric secrets
December 6, 2011

the famous cornish gardens
trewithen, eden project, and heligan
December 2, 2011

November 2011


a conversation with uk customs
sheer ridiculousness
November 30, 2011

stocking stuffers for the traveler
November 28, 2011

on the moors
dartmoor and bodmin moor
November 25, 2011

thankfulness for firsts
November 24, 2011

grandma ople's apple pie
November 22, 2011

painswick rococo gardens
in the cotswolds
November 18, 2011

not a rose by any other name
stratford upon avon
November 17, 2011

essential cotswolds
a little bit of perfect
November 15, 2011

beautiful bath
in photos
November 11, 2011

gear review: asus eee pad slider
November 10, 2011

an ode to cream tea
in devon & cornwall
November 8, 2011

weekly photo: light on bark
November 4, 2011

rainbow cotswolds
colors in the country
November 2, 2011

October 2011


how to ship your car to europe
logistics and chaos
October 27, 2011

swept: love with a chance of drowning book review
October 25, 2011

changing lifestyles
in the cotswolds
October 21, 2011

queen mary 2 kitchens
galleys and chefs
October 17, 2011

dining on the queen mary 2
good eats
October 7, 2011

September 2011


the taste of two years
September 30, 2011

lions wake
in video
September 23, 2011

two years of dog toys
September 22, 2011

two years!
September 19, 2011

weekly photo: bonaventure cemetery
in savannah
September 16, 2011

a history of luxury
on the queen mary 2
September 15, 2011

unmitigated luxury
at couples san souci
September 13, 2011

weekly photo: a dog in bilbao
September 9, 2011

Traveling With Pets Isn't Crazy
September 7, 2011

savoring zambia
a cooking class
September 6, 2011

biltmore festival of flowers
in asheville
September 2, 2011

August 2011


three perspectives of victoria falls
in zambia, zimbabwe, and livingstone island
August 30, 2011

elizabeth on 37th
upscale in savannah
August 26, 2011

moving on
south africa in video
August 23, 2011

south africa: the low-down
a wrap up
August 17, 2011

penguins at boulders
on the cape drive
August 12, 2011

lunch at la colombe
at constantia uitsig
August 12, 2011

views from table mountain
in cape town
August 9, 2011

the ethics of shark diving
in gansbaii
August 8, 2011

in the trees at tsitsikamma
on the garden route
August 4, 2011

July 2011


easycanvasprints giveaway + we're off (again)
July 27, 2011

finding relaxation on the wild coast
at cintsa
July 26, 2011

kirstenbosch gardens
blooming colors
July 11, 2011

seven links from our archives
July 6, 2011

fig charleston
new south cuisine
July 1, 2011

June 2011


surprising addo
elephants and dung beetles
June 30, 2011

waffle house south africa
unexpected yum
June 27, 2011

in real life: thoughts on tbex 2011
June 15, 2011

food unites
south african cuisine
June 6, 2011

May 2011


on fear
May 16, 2011

April 2011


an unhelpful guide to planning a rtw itinerary
April 28, 2011

savannah southern food smackdown
paula v. wilkes
April 27, 2011

brown skin, white skin
travel as an interracial couple
April 20, 2011

introducing the road unleashed!
April 18, 2011

weekly photo: random awesomeness
April 15, 2011

kruger itineraries and lodges
inside the park
April 14, 2011

weekly photo: green lanterns
April 8, 2011

travel credit cards and bank accounts
April 7, 2011

mabel francis potter's cupcake emporium
in savannah
April 1, 2011

March 2011


how to plan a trip to kruger national park
the basics
March 31, 2011

travelers talk back: unusual savings tricks
March 29, 2011

a girl in the bonaventure cemetery
March 25, 2011

unusual travel saving tricks
March 24, 2011

the pride of new zealand: blog4nz
March 22, 2011

weekly photo: savannah's green fountain
March 18, 2011

sprightly irish love
in the connemara
March 16, 2011

weekly photo: leafy gates
March 11, 2011

the digital nomad's electronics death toll
March 8, 2011

weekly photo: a tree in christchurch
March 4, 2011

travelers talk back: working while traveling
March 1, 2011

February 2011


aqua hotels hawaiian vacation giveaway
February 25, 2011

working as a digital nomad
February 24, 2011

the mug shots
at kruger
February 23, 2011

travelers talk back: budgeting
February 22, 2011

weekly photo: lilac breasted roller
February 18, 2011

how we budgeted for our round-the-world trip
February 17, 2011

the butt shot
at kruger
February 16, 2011

travelers talk back: funding travels
February 15, 2011

weekly photo: accomplishment
February 11, 2011

how we (don't) fund our travels
February 10, 2011

rtw planning in retrospect community project
February 9, 2011

awardwallet review + free upgrade!
February 7, 2011

weekly photo: antico pizza
February 4, 2011

steelers potato skins
February 3, 2011

January 2011


africa-in-focus overland: the low-down
a wrap up
January 31, 2011

one word portrait + american portraits giveaway!
January 28, 2011

yawning hippos
at chobe
January 27, 2011

meyer lemon budino
January 25, 2011

doing now: a chandelier
January 21, 2011

really into the wild
the okavango delta
January 20, 2011

an elephant family
at etosha
January 18, 2011

25 lions, 24 hours
in etosha
January 13, 2011

candid canine: war eagle!
January 11, 2011

down by the watering hole
at etosha
January 10, 2011

strange shot: two-headed giraffe
January 7, 2011

cheetahs are awesome
otjitotongwe
January 6, 2011

the first wildlife
coast of namibia
January 4, 2011

new year, new site
January 3, 2011

December 2010


our santa
December 28, 2010

gingerbread muffins
December 24, 2010

mountains of sand
namib desert
December 22, 2010

day in the life overlanding
fish river canyon
December 17, 2010

overlanding 101
nuts and bolts
December 14, 2010

china: the low-down
a wrap up
December 8, 2010

chewy's silver screen soiree
December 6, 2010

November 2010


chinese cuisine
diversity in deliciousness
November 19, 2010

unbelievably beautiful
huang shan mountains
November 15, 2010

crazy politicians
the terracotta army
November 10, 2010

edamame and pea dumplings
November 2, 2010

October 2010


when travel sucks
datong to hohhot
October 29, 2010

jiaozi (chinese dumplings)
October 25, 2010

the great firewall of china
circumventing censorship
October 19, 2010

lost in translation
a bit of chinglish
October 12, 2010

progress hungers
yungang grottoes and datong
October 7, 2010

the aliens have landed
shanghai
October 5, 2010

one year of photography
October 1, 2010

September 2010


one year of dog toys
September 27, 2010

99 lessons learned traveling
September 24, 2010

one year!
September 20, 2010

a man's round-the-world packing list
September 10, 2010

favorite world expo pavilions
surprising beauty
September 07, 2010

how to do world expo 2010
in shanghai
September 03, 2010

August 2010


arts and crafts
in beijing
August 31, 2010

1.3 billion people
and beijing
August 27, 2010

rainbow beijing
colors in a city
August 24, 2010

the locals' route
at the great wall
August 20, 2010

the absurdity of the dmz
in north korea
August 17, 2010

transnational fast food theorem
in south korea
August 13, 2010

south korea in a whirlwind
1 week around
August 10, 2010

$60 CSN Stores Giveaway!
August 9, 2010

japan: the low-down
a wrap up
August 6, 2010

turning japanese
at the end
August 2, 2010

July 2010


japanese desserts
sweet and squishy
July 30, 2010

is a japan rail pass worth it?
transportation on a budget
July 28, 2010

paper cranes and peace
hiroshima
July 23, 2010

splurge japanese cuisine
so worth it
July 20, 2010

buddha deer
nara
July 18, 2010

hot tub monkey machine
nagano
July 15, 2010

budget japanese cuisine
many ways to eat
July 8, 2010

what americans take for granted
July 4, 2010

12 hours in nikko
day trippin'
July 1, 2010

June 2010


the perfect vista
breathtaking
June 25, 2010

kyoto for free
japan on a budget
June 22, 2010

why i decided to travel the world
June 18, 2010

kyoto in photos
streets and gardens
June 15, 2010

powered by tofu
in kyoto
June 11, 2010

rainy days
in tokyo
June 8, 2010

that alternate universe
tokyo
June 5, 2010

cherry amaretto granola
June 1, 2010

May 2010


sweet georgia skies
May 25, 2010

cambodia: the low-down
a wrap up
May 24, 2010

writing down dreams + giveaway winner
May 19, 2010

4 countries, 40 hours
the journey back
May 18, 2010

strawberry lemonade yogurt cake
May 14, 2010

the lost girls book review + giveaway
May 11, 2010

vegetable summer rolls
May 6, 2010

ugly sihanoukville
the first place we've hated
May 4, 2010

April 2010


chile rellenos
April 30, 2010

on the bamboo train
in battambang
April 26, 2010

unsettled
April 22, 2010

unexceptional wonder
kompong chhnang
April 20, 2010

silky stylings
artisans d'angkor
April 16, 2010

how to avoid temple fatigue
in 5 easy steps
April 14, 2010

the color of resiliency
the people of Cambodia
April 9, 2010

crusty creamy white beans with slow roasted tomatoes
April 5, 2010

March 2010


art of man, power of nature
at angkor
March 31, 2010

the currency of kindness
at angkor
March 26, 2010

thailand: the low-down
a wrap up
March 23, 2010

donegal
breaking hearts
March 18, 2010

the scuba saga
koh tao
March 15, 2010

just another city
bangkok
March 9, 2010

how to not be a stupid tourist in thailand
March 4, 2010

February 2010


kindle for travelers
February 27, 2010

the importance of doing nothing
in mae sot
February 24, 2010

sukhothai in sepia
filtered ruins
February 19, 2010

lovely lampang
undiscovered charm
February 16, 2010

trained by elephants
at patara elephant farm
February 12, 2010

elephant beauty
at patara elephant farm
February 4, 2010

January 2010


thai feast
asia scenic cooking class
January 29, 2010

unexpected funeral
at wat chedi luang
January 26, 2010

pongal
at mahabalipuram
January 22, 2010

kozhakattai (sweet coconut dumplings)
January 18, 2010

the low-down
a wrap up
January 11, 2010

hangi in rotorua
geothermal steam and mud baths
January 5, 2010

lavender ginger creme brulee
January 1, 2010

December 2009


hobbit hunting
across new zealand
December 29, 2009

spiced chocolate + glacier hiking
December 24, 2009

jaded in hokitika
power tools and jewelry
December 21, 2009

marlborough wines
why did we leave?
December 18, 2009

an electronics junkie's round-the-world packing list
December 15, 2009

stacked beets and goat cheese
December 11, 2009

three best kept foodie travel secrets
December 8, 2009

canyon swinging
queenstown adrenaline junkies
December 4, 2009

milford sound
and the fury
December 2, 2009

November 2009


sweet potatoes, three ways
November 26, 2009

mujadara
November 19, 2009

the low-down
a wrap up
November 15, 2009

the great ocean road
not just the 12 apostles
November 10, 2009

essential resources for new travel bloggers: photography and SEO
November 5, 2009

barossa valley
wined and dined
November 1, 2009

October 2009


the red centre
shadows and movement
October 29, 2009

grilled carrot and avocado salad
October 23, 2009

canon wp-dc29 underwater camera
October 20, 2009

koala lovin'
on magnetic island
October 14, 2009

the whitsunday magic
semi-magical
October 13, 2009

wordless whitsundays
stunning islands
October 7, 2009

sydney by foot, part 2
circular quay to darling harbour
October 3, 2009

sydney by foot
hyde park to circular quay
October 2, 2009

September 2009


cheap sydney eats
mamak, fish market, and more
September 30, 2009

peach tart with pecan gingersnap crust + we're off!
September 19, 2009

pupcakes
September 14, 2009

the low-down
a wrap up
September 11, 2009

essential resources for new travel bloggers: creating content
September 8, 2009

oven-baked amarillos
September 4, 2009

hana
this is Hawaii
September 02, 2009

August 2009


west maui
the easy way . . . or the hard way
August 27, 2009

the pre-world trip freak out
August 24, 2009

the low-down
a wrap up
August 21, 2009

carciofi ripieni (stuffed artichokes)
August 18, 2009

vieques
feeling good
August 13, 2009

essential resources for new travel bloggers: setting up
August 10, 2009

pressed vegetarian sandwich
August 6, 2009

fajardo
glowing in luminescence
August 5, 2009

san juan
kite-flying in the old city
August 4, 2009

July 2009


how to grill pizza
July 30, 2009

whole wheat pizza dough
July 29, 2009

why we plan our round-the-world itinerary
July 28, 2009

how to plan a trip to australia online
July 23, 2009

healthy tropical granola
July 21, 2009

a woman's round-the-world packing list
July 19, 2009

orvieto
walking in sunshine
July 16, 2009

goat cheese stuffed tomatoes
July 12, 2009

three ways travel strengthens a marriage
July 8, 2009

patriotism on the 4th
July 06, 2009

tuscany
the vino, the vino
July 6, 2009

June 2009


tuscany
happy stomachs
June 28, 2009

white whole wheat pasta with porcinis
June 23, 2009

tuscany
moving forward
June 21, 2009

florence
ready to go
June 9, 2009

florence
the duomo
June 6, 2009

florence
overstuffed
June 3, 2009

pisa
when the sun goes down
June 1, 2009