All posts by Chad Josey

We are originally from the US (via North Carolina, New York, & New Jersey) and are currently expats living in Germany in the Rhineland-Palatinate (wine) region.

The Amazing St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

When we decided we wanted to go to Bora Bora, we needed to decide where to stay. There are many options to choose, from the 5-Star Resorts encircling the island to smaller hotels on the center main island. Of course, we chose the former! One resort that makes almost all the Top Lists of Places ...

Traveling to Bora Bora from New York

Did you know it takes 2.5 days of air travel to get to Bora Bora from New York? A strange thing I like to do is study maps and globes... the real kind you hold in your hands and can touch. As a child, it amazed me how large the Pacific Ocean is as it fills ...

Our Top Bucket List Destination – Bora Bora in French Polynesia

One of the most frequent questions our friends ask us regarding our travels is "Where is your favorite place you've been?" The answer to this question has always been difficult because it requires a little more clarity. For example, my favorite European country is Italy. Favorite place to see history is Rome. My favorite cultural ...

Reverse Culture Shock of Coming Home

As we prepared to move to Germany from the United States, we were informed of the dreaded cultural shock roller coaster we could expect to experience: euphoria, homesickness, adjusting, and then accepting normalcy. These aren’t the official categories, but these applied to us. First, you experience a sense of euphoria. Everything is new; your surroundings, ...

Sydney, Australia: A visit to the Sea Life Aquarium

In the heart of the Sydney lies an exhibit worth a visit. The Sydney Sea Life Aquarium located on Darling Habour allows an up-close view of the various types of sea life that live in the waters in and around Australia. Located beside the aquarium are also the Sydney Wildlife Zoo and Madame Tussauds to ...

Milford Sound – New Zealand

Our first stop in New Zealand was to the enchanting area of the Milford Sound. The Fiordland National Park is on the southwestern side of the the South Island. We joined fifty others from our cruise ship, who decided to take an  overnight excursion. Our trip was from the Milford Sound with an overnight in ...