Bohol, Philippines: So Much Beauty On One Island

Our time in Panglao was spent exploring that tiny island and venturing up to the bigger island of Bohol which is over a bridge about 7 miles from where we were staying. Road Trip with a Local Food Pit Stop My friend and co-worker Farrah, who is from Bohol, has a lot of connections around Panglao…

Panglao, Philippines: A Big Party on a Tiny Island

We left Boracay on such a high – but also – the travel day was a bit rough. My birthday was the day before our departure so even though we said we’d “take it easy” that day…it didn’t happen. So waking up at 5am to take a boat to the main island, then a tricycle…

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…

Seminyak, Bali: A Welcomed Tourist Trap

At last we arrived in Bali! After a horrific and miserable flight from Kuala Lumpur we finally made it to the island we’d only seen or heard about in movies. Bali is one of those places you hear about while growing up that just sounds so perfect. The great beaches, low-key island vibe – the…

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…

Bangkok: Skewers, Sewage and Sightseeing

Where the hell does one begin when talking about Bangkok? Bangkok is like the Vegas of Asia. It has pretty much any vice you want – available to you at any time. Except with a lot more grime and grit. And culture. Instead of the streets being lined with casinos – they’re lined with temples. Instead…

Hong Kong: Skyscrapers, Beaches and A LOT of Sweating!

Hong Kong was never really on our initial list of countries to visit during this year abroad but since we were in Japan and making our way to Thailand, we figured- why not?! Of course we want to see everywhere and everything so I’m sure we would have gotten there eventually but the Japan visit…

Domo Arigato, Japan!

JAPAN! What a cool, strange, and magical place. We were absolutely enthralled by this country. We saw so many cool things, ate so much delicious food and explored some incredible places. But first? Let’s start from the beginning. We knew traveling from Dallas, Texas to Tokyo, Japan was going to make for a long and…