Wrapping up an epic year

2015 was an epic travel year for me … I started the year on an airplane somewhere between Hong Kong and Vietnam. January was filled with road trips around Southern Vietnam. In February we ventured to Myanmar, a place high on my bucket list, seeing the stunning country by bus and boat. In March, we explored the scenic highlands of Northern Thailand […]

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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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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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Forget the Pho; 10 Other Vietnamese Dishes to Try

It’s amazing to me that Pho, or Vietnamese noodle soup, is the most internationally well-known Vietnamese dish, when there are so many other incredible Vietnamese dishes to try. Here are ten of my favorites: 1. Bahn Khot & Banh Xeo Vietnamese style savory, rice pancakes filled with seafood or pork, scallions, bean sprouts; wrap them in lettuce with herbs and pickled carrots/green papaya, dip […]

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