We love to travel (Nate especially!), and we're blessed to have been able to take some amazing trips over the years. Here we've attempted to give you a glimpse into some of the trips we've taken through photos and captions. Nate traveled around the world, and posted his pictures and commentaries here.
Monterey bay, Jamaica
Nate and I went to Jamaica in February of 2005, a few months before Nate started to plan his around-the-world trip. We stayed in an old hotel that was full of charm, and explored the streets for our meals every day. We made some delicious discoveries, but the constant haggling from locals was a downside. One day we rented a car and drove to some waterfalls in the southern part of Jamaica. On the way we saw poverty-stricken neighborhoods, and got a dose of reality during our vacation. Jamaica has some beautiful sights, but I think traveling there once was enough for us.
Rafting on the Martha Brae
Nate got a chance to "drive" our bamboo raft
Our guide carved his artwork into a dried melon (which we then felt obliged to buy)
Posing on our balcony
Our hotel was called the Casa Blanca
Exploring the balconies of the hotel
We caught some of the sunsets on camera
This one was truly spectacular
We had direct access to Doctor's Cave Beach, one of the nicer beaches in the area
Nate drove our rental to southern Jamaica. The locals drove very fast, so the trip was nerve-racking!
The locals lived in wooden shacks
YS Falls had beautiful waterfalls
The drive was worth it for the breathtaking sights
We felt like were in a jungle
You were permitted to swim and dive into this lagoon
We found an informative sign about marijuana!
Our parasailing adventure
A view of Doctor's Cave Beach from the boat
Enjoying the Jamaican (or is that American?) cuisine...
...and beverages at a local restaurant.