Southeast Asia



Bangkok + Chiang Mai + Pai + Chiang Rai + Krabi + Ao Nang + Tonsai + Railay + Koh Lanta + Koh Jum + Koh Samui + Koh Tao
koh tao thailand

koh tao, koh tao, koh tao!

{found this lurking in my draft folder. now that we’re back on an island, it’s getting posted} — while we were in thailand, it…

elephant selfie

elephant selfies.

in light of the recent pop culture / tabloid news about kim kardashian’s attempt at a “selfie” with an elephant (more here if you’re…

another day, another island.

^our three week itinerary // southern thailand march 2014^ if you’re planning a trip to southern thailand and have any specific questions, don’t hesitate to ask….

koh lanta thailand

finding a friend on koh lanta.

When our friend Wes from college emailed a couple of months ago to tell us he’d bought a one-way ticket to Thailand to start…

koh lanta, thailand

koh lanta: we’re moving in.

That’s probably what the lovely Muslim owners at Khum Laanta Resort thought when each morning we’d arrive for iced coffee and ask if we…

shell jewelery

koh jum jewels

on this trip, we find ourselves watching a lot of things we’d typically miss — a spider weaving his web, schools of fish moving…


Mekong River Cruise + Luang Prabang + Vang Vieng + Vientiane
luang prabang laos

losing track of time in luang prabang.

doing some backtrack blog posting. we’re still in india, but here’s some more from our time in luang prabang, laos. As mentioned here, Luang…

luang prabang, laos

we’re in luang prabang, laos.

after a couple of days on buses & vans, and a two-day boat ride down the mighty mekong river, we officially departed thailand and…


Siem Reap + Battambang + Phnom Penh

losing roshambo in cambodia.

unpacking this week, i stumbled upon a bunch of friendship bracelets shoved in the bottom of a bag. it made me laugh when i…

cambodia travel route

two-week cambodia travel route.

  our two-week itinerary in cambodia siem reap —> battambang —> phnom penh other cambodian places to consider visiting: sihanoukville, kampot, kep & koh…

pub crawl phnom penh

tuk tuk pub crawl in cambodia

the spontaneous nights are always the best. and that’s what this was. while having beers at a bar in phnom penh, a guy walked…

flicks movie phnom penh cambodia

catching a flick in phnom penh

one balmy night in the capital of cambodia we were craving dinner and movie. so after a bowl of noodle soup, we got two…


Ho Chi Minh City + Dalat + Hoi An + Hanoi + Halong Bay + Sapa
Sa Pa, Vietnam

riding to the border of china.

(that blue dot is us) “what’s that purple line?” “i think that’s china.” “wanna go check it out?” “yeah, let’s cruise.”   and what…

things to do in hanoi, vietnam

vietnam’s northern hub: hanoi.

it’s the capital of vietnam, but we didn’t find a real compelling reason to visit hanoi besides it being a hub for travel to…

Sa Pa, Vietnam

exploring Sa Pa, Vietnam.

Sitting up against the border of mainland china, Sa Pa is about as far north as you can get in Vietnam (see on map…


Seminyak + Uluwatu + Ubud
where to go in bali

where to go in bali.

our route: DPS Airport –> Seminyak –> Uluwatu –> Seminyak –> Ubud our complete bali travel guide can be found here.

bali religious ceremony

beachside sacrifice.

that time we showed up at Padang Padang Beach extra early for a surf session and stumbled upon a traditional religious/cultural ceremony. there were…

Villa Yasmee Pool Villa Bali

la villa vida in bali.

{click to enlarge}   suns out, buns out. That was pretty much our mantra for our time at the pool villa. Our Uluwatu reservation…

travel uluwatu, bali

Surf Life in Uluwatu // Bali

After Seminyak, we headed to Uluwatu to explore a much more laid back part of the island and to give Danny some time in…

Seminyak // Bali

Our first five nights in Bali were spent in Seminyak (our overview here). We took the advice of some Aussie friends we met in Cambodia…

riding a scooter in bali

bali five-o.

a few friends warned us it was likely… and they were right. apparently bali is infamous for its corrupt police force. they’ll find any excuse…