Machu Picchu: The Inca Jungle Trail

  Machu Picchu is the crown jewel in Peru’s rich history. Perched high up in the Andes on a picture-perfect ridge, the location of Machu Picchu is breathtaking. Unfortunately, it does make it more difficult to get to!… particularly with no roads in & out! But fear not. There are literally hundreds of tour operators in Cusco who are happy to help, & there are several options to consider.   The Famous Vista of Machu Picchu As... Read More

Motorbiking Vietnam: A Perfect Farewell

Motorbike Road Trip Geeees, Time FLIES! Have we really been living in Vietnam for 1.5 years?! I remember how antsy I was on the plane ride over when we had a stack of resumes, no job in sight, and no idea what Vietnam would bring us. We didn’t know if we’d stay for 6 months, 1 year, or even find a job at all. Here we are so many 3-3-3 beers later, friends made, classes taught, and another country we fell in love with. Life in Saigon was... Read More

Iceland’s Nautical North

Iceland’s northern shores are dominated by seafaring activities. The largest city, Akureyi, is a bustling port, with gigantic cruise ships rolling in & out of its beautiful bay daily. Akureyi sits at the mouth of two narrow peninsulas, poking out into the Arctic Ocean, creating a stunning setting. The town itself is basically one main street, a block back from the highway that hugs the coast. Its quiet & quirky, & you would never... Read More

Top 8 Things to Do in Vietnam

8. Fairy Stream, Mui Ne Mui Ne is famous for its sand dunes, beautiful beaches, and luxury hotels, but a quiet stroll up Fairy Stream is also a great way to spend your time. Fairy Stream is FREE to walk up and offers great photographs of limestone rocks giving way to the stream below. White limestone mixes with red clay for some fantastic shots accented by palm trees along the stream. A 15 minute walk up the stream ends in a small waterfall where... Read More

Snowdon: Small but Stormy

Snowdon. Wales tallest mountain. 3,550 feet. We were told “It’s a GREAT hike! You’ll love it, the view from the top is beautiful. It’s an easy 3 hour walk, no problem for the two of you.” Oh, how wrong our friends and family were! Rewind the story to Cardiff and 5 people piling into a car with bags everywhere for a 4 day road trip around the Welsh countryside. Gale force winds, sleet, and zero visibility were not apart... Read More

Trekking in Sapa

Situated high up in northern Vietnam, Sapa is a charming little mountain town full of colour & culture. Many travelers miss this hidden gem… you shouldn’t!! It’s a breath of fresh air…literally… from Vietnam’s bustling metropolitan areas, & the natural beauty & the people are both incredible to witness. Rice paddies cut into Sapa’s rich greenery cling to the steep valley sides in almost impossible... Read More

Canyoning in Dalat’s Mountains

Thailand can have it’s full moon parties. Laos is famous for it’s tubing and the gibbon experience. But no other South East Asian country has Vietnam’s canyoning in Dalat. Sadly and for some unknown reason to me, it’s not greatly advertised and many people don’t know what they’re missing out on when they skip out on Dalat and head for Nha Trang’s party scene instead. I’m here to say, “Don’t... Read More

Living on the Edge

Life is all about the adventure! This summer we’re quitting our jobs in Vietnam and hitting the road once again. We’ve been ‘settled’ for over a year while teaching in Saigon, and we’re both feeling the itch to travel again. I’ve been all over Asia, and shamefully with my head hung low– have yet to see most of my motherland, the US of A. Things are about to change. We’re renting a car and hitting the... Read More

Bali by Motorbike: The Route

We arrived in Bali with a week to take in the sights & sounds of this world renowned island. We’d usually spend longer exploring such a distinguished destination, but WORK limited us to a weekend to weekend trip (BOO!). We decided the best way to tackle Bali was by motorbike, giving us complete freedom & ease to move around. Bali is more expensive than other South East Asian destinations, so we were on the lookout for Bali deals. Here... Read More

7 Experiences that made us ask, “Why Do We Travel Again?!”

Travel isn’t always so fun loving and carefree. Between all of the beautiful places you visit and smiling faces you meet there are countless hours spent on planes, trains, buses, horrific bathroom experiences, and situations that make you think, “Is traveling worth it?”, “Maybe it’s time to go home?” But than the next day we’ll meet some extraordinary person or visit an amazing city we’ve never been... Read More

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