How My Durian Obsession Helped Me Discover The World

Posted on October 4th, 2014 by Dave and Deb


Everybody travels for a different reason. Maybe it’s as ambitious as hiking Mount Everest, or as simple as tasting the original pizza in Naples. Whatever it is, it’s something that we’re curious about. That curiosity is what gets us out of bed, on the airplane and out on our first adventure. Mine started with a fruit called the durian. Durian, The King of Fruit From the moment I first laid eyes on its fearsome thorns I knew it was something [...]

12 Amazing Ruins of the World: A Visual Memory

Posted on November 4th, 2011 by Dave and Deb


We’ve seen a lot of amazing ruins of the world. But as I go through all that there is yet to see I find that we have barely scratched the surface. We have yet to see Easter Island, Stonehenge or The Acropolis and we may never see any of the great structures of Afghanistan or Iraq. However we have seen some spectacular archeological wonders during our travels and we want to share a photographic journey of some of our favourite ruins of [...]

Cambodia’s Pain First They Killed My Father

Posted on October 10th, 2011 by Dave and Deb

first they killed my father book cover

 First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, a book so frayed and tattered, curling at the corners; I carried it with me everywhere I went.  I simply couldn’t put it down.  What sort of a person could leave the words unturned?  I just had to know what happened next to Loung Ung’s family during the brutal executions of the Khmer Rouge. First They Killed My Father As I cried into the disturbing pages which unravelled the truth about human [...]

Angkor Wat, Cambodia in Black and White

Posted on January 8th, 2011 by Dave and Deb


Angkor Wat in Cambodia was a place of distant wonder for us back in 2000. People told us about khmer ruins in the jungle, but we never thought we would never get there. It was 3 years later when we came back to this part of the world and truly explored the countries of the region that we made it to these fabled temples.

Passports with Purpose: Helping the Children of Cambodia

Posted on December 1st, 2009 by Dave and Deb


Have you been to Cambodia? It probably doesn’t matter if you have or not — it’s likely that if you’ve traveled far or to lesser developed places in the world you’ve come face to face with a sweet eyed child selling you postcards, asking for money, or just roaming about looking underfed. Today is a beautiful guest post from Pam Mandel. We have known that the Travel Blogging Community has big hearts and Passports with Purpose let’s all of us see just how big they can grow. A wonderful group of people have gotten together to help raise funds for American Assistance for Cambodia. It builds schools in rural Cambodia.

Our Favorite Ruins of the World

Posted on May 9th, 2009 by Dave and Deb


We have been lucky enough to see some of the most magnificent sights on earth.  The ones that always seem to amaze us the most are the incredible ruins and temples of the world. To understand how they were made with such precision and how they have endured over the centuries is mind boggling.  Each ruin that we have traveled to has always had something in common with another, even if they are on the other side of the world. [...]