We’re Alive! We Swear!

Hi friends and family! We’re alive and well back in Portland, Oregon. I will be giving a longer update/post in the next coming week or so but just wanted to check in and say hello! We’ve been having fun catching up with friends, going to concerts, and enjoying this beautiful Oregon summer. We’re loving our…

Where The Hell Have We Been?! Literally & Figuratively

WOW. Hi!!! We’re alive! I’ve been neglecting this blog so hard and I’m so sorry! Life sort of took us for a whirlwind lately and we’ve just been reveling in it for the most part. Apologies for the ridiculously long delay in blog post. So…where do I even begin?! Where We’ve Been Since Last Time…

Koh Samui (Again): Our Mini Waterfall Tour

So — we’re back in Koh Samui, Thailand. Why? Because it’s perfection, that’s why. Honestly — out of everywhere we’ve been so far on this adventure — this is our favorite spot. We fell in love with it last June/July and we knew we wanted to come back. So we did. There are so many reasons why we…

That Time We Went To A Vietnamese Wedding

We spent (another) two weeks in Hoi An, Vietnam — rang in the New Year and went back to visit our awesome Airbnb hosts (Mike and Hanh) from our previous visit. But honestly? We didn’t do much in those two weeks because the weather was…well…shit. But we did do one thing — went to a very awesome,…

R.O.A.D. Was Nominated For the Versatile Blogger Award!

There is something about being in the travel blogging community that is so fulfilling. We’ve met quite a few incredible and like-minded people during this process and it’s always so inspiring to hear other people’s stories, struggles, and moments of growth while traveling. Another wonderful part about being in this community are the blogger-to-blogger awards….

Phu Quoc, Vietnam: Gorgeous Beaches & Sketchy Moments

We were bummed to say goodbye to my Dad and Leslye — but the good news was — Adam (Kile’s brother) was still with us and we were going to be meeting up with his wife Monica! The fun continues! And now we were headed to the island of Phu Quoc. So Much to Explore: Let’s Get…

Mui Ne, Vietnam: FAMILY TIME!

Kile and I had been counting down the days for this next chapter of our adventure — family time! The festivities were going to begin in Bangkok before moving on to Mui Ne, Vietnam — Kile’s brother Adam would be the first to arrive, then my Dad and stepmom Leslye, and finally Adam’s wife Monica (next…

Vang Vieng: Does It Get Any More Gorgeous Than This?!

Clearly, by our last post – Laos immediately left a great impression on us. Luang Prabang was amazing. It ticked every box when it comes to a place we love to hang out: it’s not too big, surrounded by nature, it’s cheap, the people are nice and it’s beautiful. What more could you want? Little…

Luang Prabang: Immediately In Love With Laos

Coming into Laos we had almost no idea what to expect. We hadn’t heard a ton about the country and we didn’t know much about the culture or history. What was their food like? What were their cities like? What was the landscape like? No freakin’ clue. What we did know was that backpackers were…

Wrappin’ It Up In Chiang Mai With A Waterfall & A Temple

Once again – another month has absolutely flown by. We loved our time in Chiang Mai and fully understand why so many ex-pats and retirees flock to this beautiful city. It’s so rich in history and culture, not to mention full of great food – it’s not hard to fall in love with this place….

Yi Peng & Loy Krathong Festivals: The Entire Reason We’re Here!

We’ve been quite boring since we last wrote. The weather was a bit gloomy and rainy. The elections back home had us pretty depressed (don’t even get me started.) And overall – we just weren’t very motivated to do much. That all changed within the past 4 days. Back when we began our travels we…

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Back to the Familiar in the Infamiliar

Ahhh yes – we’re back in Thailand. Although we’d never been to Chiang Mai before – we always love coming back to Thailand. There’s something about this place that just feels good. It feels “easier” in a sense – and it feels really normal, as weird as that sounds. Regardless – we made it to…