Asia

June 26, 2017

Nepal: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Nepal: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly — A Realistic Look at Traveling in Nepal   This post continues in the series I started with […]
June 7, 2017

What we saw at the Korean DMZ

On a cold night in January 1968, 31 North Korean spy commandos cut through the most heavily fortified border in the world. Undetected by South Korean […]
March 24, 2017
Andong Hahoe Folk Village

A Walk around Andong Hahoe Folk Village

Andong Hahoe Folk Village Andong Hahoe Folk Village is one of the best places in Korea to experience a traditional village. Although it has become popular […]
March 16, 2017

Memories of Mongolia

Memories of my Mongolia Gobi Trip About 15 kilometers outside of Ulaanbaatar, at a seemingly insignificant spot, we turned off the road and followed a set […]
February 9, 2017
Tokyo on a Tight Budget

Traveling Tokyo on a Tight Budget

Traveling Tokyo on a Tight Budget Some think traveling Tokyo on a tight budget is impossible. While traveling in a country’s largest city is almost always […]
August 29, 2016
Fushimi Inari Shrine

Kyoto’s Best Site: A Morning at Fushimi Inari Shrine

August 1, 2016

Dhaka Cycle Rickshaws

  Getting local: Dhaka Cycle Rickshaws   In Dhaka cycle rickshaws are the preferred mode of transport. CNGs (tuk-tuks, or auto rickshaws) are popular for longer […]
July 18, 2016
Japan

How I saved $1,249 dollars traveling in Japan

How I saved $1,249 dollars traveling in Japan Japan has a reputation for being a very expensive country. But actually, it’s on par or slightly cheaper […]
July 11, 2016
Japan via Instagram

Japan via Instagram

As part of the popular via Instagram series of posts, I’ve decided to continue with the theme that included Bangladesh via Instagram, Peru via Instagram, and […]
June 20, 2016
Japan on $70 a Day

Japan on $70 a Day – What You Can Expect

Japan is not as expensive as its reputation might lead one to believe. Misconceptions have led prospective visitors to place the country as the holy grail […]
May 18, 2016
Kampong Cham Bamboo bridge

Cycling the Kampong Cham Bamboo bridge to Koh Paen

  Cycling across the Kampong Cham Bamboo bridge to Koh Paen Although Kampong Cham is Cambodia’s third largest city, it hardly feels it. Its relaxed atmosphere […]
March 1, 2016

Travel (and eat Korean food) with us in South Korea!

  We’re super-excited to announce a special small group trip to South Korea in April 2017! Like all our previous trips, we’ll be focusing on local […]
November 21, 2015
Bangladesh

Impressions of Bangladesh

Before traveling to Bangladesh I had read accounts of travelers falling in love with the country. Charmed by the supreme friendliness of the country’s people, there […]
October 25, 2015
Bangladesh via Instagram

Bangladesh via Instagram

Bangladesh is a fascinating and under-visited country. Its neighbor, India, usually receives most of the attention, as well as tourist traffic. When Bangladesh is making headlines, […]
September 7, 2015
Visiting Fatumenasi Village West Timor

Up in the Hills of West Timor: Visiting Fatumenasi Village

Visiting Fatumenasi Village West Timor We came down the mountain from Fatumenasi in the back of a small truck, sitting on narrow boards which were laid […]
December 17, 2014
Qixingtan Beach and the Qingshui Cliffs

Photos from the Road: Qixingtan Beach and the Qingshui Cliffs

  The Qingshui Cliffs are some of the most spectacular coastal scenery anywhere. Add to that the excitement of riding a scooter along the narrow, winding […]
December 3, 2014

First impressions of Taiwan

I expected to like Taiwan. I had heard enough about the food and how friendly the people were. So I was optimistic upon arrival. I have […]
November 19, 2014
hong kong via instagram

Hong Kong via Instagram

  Hong Kong via Instagram Hong Kong is an excellent introduction to Asia. It’s ideal for a long stopover or as a destination in itself. The […]
August 6, 2014
perhentian islands

Thailand Alternative: The Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands offer an alternative to the crowded, booze-soaked islands of southern Thailand. Located about 10 miles off the eastern coast of northern peninsular Malaysia, […]
July 10, 2014

Why you don’t like Singapore (it’s not what you think)

Why you don’t like Singapore (it’s not what you think)   When people tell me that they don’t like Singapore, I have one response for them: […]
June 25, 2014
Viewing Wildlife on the Kinabatangan River

Viewing Wildlife on the Kinabatangan River

The Kinabatangan River is one of Borneo’s most accessible places for viewing wildlife. Hornbills sit in high branches along its banks and white egrets rest closer […]
June 11, 2014
Improve your Mobile Photography

5 Easy Tips to Improve your Mobile Photography

  You don’t have to have a huge DSLR camera to get good images. True, your mobile phone is not a replacement for a good quality […]
June 6, 2014
Celebrating Gawai, the Harvest Festival in Borneo

Celebrating Gawai, the Harvest Festival in Borneo [photos]

Celebrating Gawai, the Harvest Festival in Borneo   When we received an invitation to Gawai, or the Harvest Festival, we didn’t know exactly what to expect. […]
May 13, 2014
moving to malaysia

I’m Moving to Malaysia

I’m Moving to Malaysia   With the exception of visiting my family for a couple months at the holidays,I have been traveling the world for the […]