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Spotting Wildlife on The Great Kinabatangan River

Borneo without a plan: Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan

Ramadan in Lombok + A last minute trip to the Gili Islands

Taking the Long Way to Lombok

Living like a Digital Nomad in Ubud

Birds in Paradise: A Day in Bali Bird Park


The attendant showed us the calculator screen,”800,000 rupiah…” The cost for two tickets to Bali Bird Park. We hadn’t done our homework. We made the 30 minute drive south from Ubud and arrived to find out the entrance price, the equivalent of $27 USD/each, was far more than our cheap selves wanted to pay for a nonchalant day trip. We looked at each […]

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After 18 Months, I Say Goodbye to Saigon


I’ll begin this post with a travel quote I’ve always loved but never truly understood until I came to Vietnam: “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and […]

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3-Days on Cambodia’s Peaceful Coast


The two sleepy towns of Kep and nearby Kampot on Cambodia’s southern coast may be some of the best spots in the world for an ultra relaxing getaway. That is, of course, when you take away the moderately stressful and involved travel days we spent arriving. However through the rose colored glasses of memory, those annoyances can just as easily resemble adventure. […]

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Caving in Northern Thailand

Caving Tour at Cave Lodge

We arrived at Cave Lodge after a pleasant 2-hour motorbike ride from Pai. Cave Lodge is a special sort of guesthouse. The kind that will live in my memory alongside gems like La Serrana in Colombia or Utopia Lodge in Guatemala or Hostel Candelaria in Valladolid, Mexico. Nestled in a hillside overlooking a tame river near the village of Sappong and the Thailand […]

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Myanmar Part II: Around Mandalay

Bagan, Mynamar

Having really no real plans for Mandalay, we spent much of our time in a glorious state of wandering. One day we rented a motorbike and drove to the U Bein Bridge to observe the famous spot at sunset. At 1.2 kilometers long, built in the early 1850s of reclaimed teak wood from the former royal palace, this bridge is famed […]

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