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…

Huế, Vietnam: It’s Huế Cool

A visit to Central Vietnam isn’t complete without a trip to Huế- pronounced “hway.” Hence the title – get it? (total dork alert) The city of Huế is about 78 miles north of Hoi An and completely worth the day trip. Our new friend Jerry, who was staying at our Airbnb, invited us to join him – we…

Amed & Ubud: The Last Two Visits in the Paradise of Bali

We loved our visit on the tiny little island of Nusa Lembongan but, as usual, we’re always excited to get to our next destination. The anticipation of what’s around the corner is always keeping us going. Our next stop was a small fishing town on the east side of Bali called Amed. Talking with the…

Nusa Lembongan, Bali: A Quiet Little Piece of Heaven

Although we loved Seminyak right off the bat – we can only take touristy and busy places for so long. After our fix of feeling catered to for a bit, it was time to move on to a place we felt out of our element again. We booked our entire Bali trip before ever arriving so…

That Time I Sat Beside My Worst Nightmare On A Flight

Our flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bali was anticipated for days. We were so excited to get out of Malaysia and into Indonesia. Malaysia was fine. It had it’s highlights but it wasn’t our fave. For me – travel and transit days are my least favorite thing about exploring the world. I don’t do well…

Kuala Lumpur: It’s Complicated

“Malaysia – the ‘true Asia’” This is the slogan of this country. And having visited a bit of Asia at this point, we were thrown off by this blanket statement. What does the “true Asia” mean exactly? If it means mass confusion, bizarre rules (some enforced, others not at all) and a shit ton of people?…

The Liebster Awards Are Here!

Big fat thank you to Kim and Rob at Simply Travelled for flattering us with the Liebster Award nomination! Their kind words about us really meant a lot and we love the “pay it forward” idea behind the entire Liebster Award concept. First off – it’s awesome to find blogs like Kim and Rob’s because…

Ipoh: Serenity, Serendipity and Censorship

Ipoh is located almost right in between Penang and Kuala Lumpur – just a short hour and a half train ride from the mainland town from Penang called Butterworth. The train system from Butterworth to Ipoh (ultimately down to Kuala Lumpur and a even a bit more south) is quite new. Kile and I were…

Penang: So Many Noodles, So Many Monkeys & So Many Stares!

After watching an episode of Anthony Bourdain visiting Penang, Malaysia – I knew I wanted to go. The main reason? The food. Penang is famous for being one of the most culinary rich places in SE Asia – especially when it comes to street food – which happens to be our favorite. Our week spent…