Asia, Destinations, Food and Drink, General Advice, Singapore, Travel Resources

How to Visit Singapore on a Budget

Singapore is not what comes to mind when one thinks about budget travel destinations. It is a wealthy country with a per capita GDP of $51,855.08 USD in 2015 (411 percent of the world’s average) and the high rise financial district to match. If you want to there is nothing stopping you from spending thousands… Read More How to Visit Singapore on a Budget

Asia, Destinations, Vietnam

Why I Don’t Understand Vietnam

Vietnam you confuse me. I don’t know what to think about you and after 20 days here I’m even more confused than when we arrived. Parts of you are so lovely, your food is amazing, the countryside is nice, and some of your people are amazingly friendly. However, there is another side of you that… Read More Why I Don’t Understand Vietnam

Asia, Destinations, Thailand

Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Why does everyone go to Thailand? What is so special about this country that literally everyone I have ever talked to about Thailand raves about how wonderful it is? Well luckily, just this last month, I got to find out. In January, Kane and I spent 28 days in Thailand and we would have stayed… Read More Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Asia, Destinations, General Advice, Travel Resources, Vietnam

Phu Quoc: Island Paradise or Rubbish Island?

Oh Phu Quoc, you could have been so many things. Your beaches are beautifully made, with long stretches of beach fringed by jungle greenery. Your island is mostly a national park, with the potential to be a quiet, serene escape from the rush and noise of the cities. Your weather is perfect for a beach… Read More Phu Quoc: Island Paradise or Rubbish Island?

Asia, Best of the Blog, Cambodia, Destinations, General Advice, Stories from the Road, Travel Resources

A Day at Angkor Wat

It is dark when we are begrudgingly awoken by my alarm. Ugh 4:30 am, is this even morning or does it still count as the middle of the night? Sleepily, we stumble through our morning routine to a tuk tuk waiting outside and off we go, bumping along the pot holed road into the surprisingly… Read More A Day at Angkor Wat

Asia, Destinations, Food and Drink, Travel Resources, Vietnam

Where to Eat in Saigon

Ah Vietnam, best known for it’s never ending stream of scooters, terrible war (if you are from the United States), and noodle soups. Heading to Vietnam I only knew a little about these subjects; before our trip Kane had sent me some rather terrifying videos of foreigners trying to cross the street without losing vital… Read More Where to Eat in Saigon

Asia, Cambodia, Destinations, Travel Resources, Visa Help

Overland Travel in Cambodia

Border crossings are never pleasant and sometimes the best you can hope for is not getting yelled at in Spanish by an angry Honduran man even though all your passport stamps are in order (this incident was almost a year ago and I’m still sore about it). However, sometimes you get lucky and find a… Read More Overland Travel in Cambodia

Asia, Destinations, Thailand

A Case of Bad Luck in Thailand

Every traveler hears a lot about Thailand, from how cheap it is to how friendly the locals are. All this builds rather high expectations for any intrepid visitor and as most people are well aware, high expectations are never the best way to go into a trip. Happiness comes from reality exceeding expectations and while… Read More A Case of Bad Luck in Thailand

Asia, Best of the Blog, Destinations, Personal Ramblings, Singapore

Singapore: A Modern City in the Old World

I am now 2 1/2 weeks into my trip and this will be the first time I’ve sat down to write. Not that this is a problem, after all I’ve been spending my time in proper vacation mode, with long lazy mornings cuddling, afternoons spent exploring, and evenings filled with sunsets, swims, and the occasional… Read More Singapore: A Modern City in the Old World