2014-03-29 - Ethiopia travels by jeep - Traveling North from Addis Ababa almost to the border of Eritrea, then South and West. Travelled through the Simien mountains, to the source of the Blue Nile, Axum, Lalibela, Godino village, and other spots
2012-03-10 - New Zealand - From ChristChurch to Southern Alps, Milford Sound and Dunedin - Our first vacation away from Kai for a short romp through the Southern Alps. Encounters with sea lions, penguins, royal albatross, and numerous other birds...
2010-04-08 - Singapore - Sweat and shop, sweat and shop... - Lily decides to hit the beach before she becomes visibly pregnant. We hit all the big spots in Singapore and can't seem to avoid walking malls.
2009-11-02 - Thailand - Phuket and Phi Phi Islands - Swimming with the fishes near Phuket Thailand - Phi Phi Islands
2009-05-01 - Seoul, South Korea and the DMZ - In order to renew my Chinese VISA I needed to leave the country and re-enter customs... I decided to make a quick stop in Seoul, Korea and visit the DMZ...
2009-04-12 - China Wedding Travels with Family - A year after our legal marriage in America, Lily and I had a big formal wedding in Beijing with more than 100 guests. My mother came from New Mexico and father and his wife came from Switzlerland came to take part in the wedding and travel a bit of China with us.
2009-04-12 - Ben and Lily's Wedding in Beijing, China - Our formal wedding celebration at JunWangFu palace, Beijing, China. My parents came from overseas to take part in the ceremony with more than 100 of Lily's family and friends.
2009-01-08 - Harbin Ice Festival 2009 - A spontaneous decision to visit the far north city of Harbin, China to see one of the world's largest ice sculpting festivals. The temperature was -21 celsius with strong winds directly from Siberia (only a few hundred miles away)... the camera froze over with frost frequently.
2008-10-06 - Lhasa Tibet to Kathmandu Nepal - 48 hour train from Beijing to Lhasa, visiting remote areas of Tibet and then to Mt. Everest base camp and on to Kathmandu, Nepal by jeep. Tour of Nepal including Chitwan national park and Lumbini (birthplace of Buddha).
2008-09-03 - Overnight train to Datong and Wutai Mountains, China - Travel to Datong by train and visiting Xuan Kung Si "Hanging Temples" and YunGang Caves. Then travel by car to the Wutai Mountains and visiting many of the mountain-top temples there.