Ho Chi Minh or Saigon Which is it?

Sitting on a sofa, looking at a map of Vietnam, we listened as Linh explained the best route. There were 30 days on our visas and a flexible schedule to go from Ho Chi Minh, (or Saigon, depending on who you ask), to Hanoi. We were minutes away from beginning our journey motorcycling south to […]

Phnom Penh: Authentic Cambodia

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital and biggest city. We spent a week there relaxing with our friends Alexis and Lucky, a local. For what Phnom Penh lacks in sightseeing, it makes up for in authenticity. The Cambodian (Khmer) people are perhaps the funniest most friendly people we’ve met overseas. Haggling is appreciated, but only after […]

A Moment to Take it in: Angkor Wat

Men swarmed the bus asking if we had visas and Thailand’s departure cards. I had read about the scams to be wary of at the border yet we still were tricked into paying for a lost departure card. We exited the Thailand border walking along a dirt road towards Cambodia. The street was filled with […]

Welcome To Bangkok

The men swarmed our bus as passengers exited and circled the pile of luggage. Countless, “where you go?”  buzzed simultaneously like wasps that couldn’t be swatted away. It’s overwhelming. Dropped on a random street, in the dark, late at night. No wifi connection to direct you to your hotel. Taxi drivers determined for your service. Us tourists are […]

The Best Birthday Yet: Ko Tao

White sand beaches and clear water lures us in anticipation and brings a smile to everyone’s face. It was a relief escaping the stuffy ferry. Ko Tao begins with walking along the old wooden pier towards the city. Hopefully we’ll be relaxing soon with feet in the sand and a piña colada in hand. First, […]

America, Represent!

Being a millennial I often get caught in this debate of should I participate because … YOLO (You Only Live Once)? OR Should I be realistic and hold myself to my own standards and not let FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) convince me otherwise? Thailand is often associated with the Full Moon Party on Ko […]

Hong Kong and Macau

James here for a guest post! The “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China” wouldn’t stamp our passports with Chinese stars, but the city of just over 7 million people has heavy Chinese influence. British influence too. Their people speak Cantonese and English. We left Tokyo early that morning, and the […]

There IS a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it’s dim

Imagine being blind-folded with your wrists tied behind your back. You try navigating your way around an unknown, new area. You start slow until you feel comfortable and in control and once you feel empowered your faced with a new barrier. You ask for help only to receive answers in a language you don’t understand. I know […]