The Waterfight That Wasn’t For Me

One of the things we were most looking forward to during our time in Thailand was joining the festivities of Songkran, the Thai New Year. The holiday is based on a tradition of monks sprinkling water on people as a sign of cleansing the bad deeds of the previous year. But it has morphed into…

Ayutthaya, Thailand in Photos

I love visiting ruins. I am fascinated by how buildings survive or crumble well after humans have left. I can get wrapped up for hours in reconstructing a place in my mind, imagining how life could have been hundreds of years ago. So visiting the ancient city of Ayutthaya was at the top of my…

The Duo’s Guide to Hong Kong

As self proclaimed city enthusiasts Hong Kong was an incredible place. We were struck by the fast pace, tall buildings, and unique history. From upscale restaurants to knock off electronics markets this city has something for everyone. Here is our Top 10 list of things to do, see, and eat to make the most of…

Eight Month Update: April 2018

Wow, how is it already the middle of May? Time is flying. Before we get into all the fun stuff we’ve been up to this month let’s do a quick recap of April. Our goal for April month was to chill the eff out. As evidence from some previous posts, we go through phases of…

Nikko, Japan In Photos

As we mentioned in our 7 month update, we visited Nikko to get a glimpse of Japan outside of Tokyo. We had read a few articles about the temples and untouched nature in the surrounding areas, but we mostly went to see a different side of the country. So we spent the day taking it…

Going to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea

We’ve written about this multiple times, but going to the Olympics was one in a series of decisions that might have seemed irresponsibly expensive and prohibiting to us when we first started traveling, but by changing our travel approach to focus on experiences rather than time or money spent put an event as novel as…

Seven Month Update: March 2018

We continued our theme from last month by visiting big, pricy cities in quick succession.  We started the month in Tokyo followed by Hong Kong. Then we started our South East Asian leg of the trip, spending a week in Bangkok, and finally moving on to Chiang Mai. Countries visited: Japan, China (sort of), Thailand…

First Impressions of Seoul, South Korea

After traveling in South America for 6 months, Seoul was our first introduction to the Asian leg of our trip, and we couldn’t have chosen a better place to start. Seoul has everything we city dwellers love: good food, an excellent transit system, and a great combination of old and new that begs you to…

Six Month Update: February 2018

February was our most packed month yet. We started the month cruising in the tropical Galapagos and ended it watching the Winter Olympics in South Korea.  Countries visited: Ecuador, USA, South Korea Cities visited: Puerto Ayora, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seoul, Pyeongchang Hotels/Hostels/Home Rentals/Pensions stayed at: 7 Cruises taken: 1 Cruising on the Nemo! When…

Five Month Update: January 2018

This month was a big one because we decided to change our approach to travel a little bit. We decided to start following our excitement and planning our trip around the places we really wanted to see rather than going to the places we heard were fun but didn’t light us up. This strategy has…