Travel at its Best: Our Worst Accommodations

When you are traveling for weeks on end there is little doubt you’re going to get some highs & lows in the places you stay… especially if you’re on a budget!! We’ve experienced some incredible accommodations along the way… & on the other hand, we’ve had some real DUMPS!  Traveling on a budget, means no white fuzzy robes or room service. We typically spend $5-$15 a night on a room. Most South America and... 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

Life on the Trail to Everest

Our life on the TRAIL to EVEREST, 9 days up & 3 days down:  A really nice, top of the line, 5 star tea house toilet consists of squatting on top of a missing floorboard and having the pleasure of covering up the mess with leaves laying in the corner. The ones without leaves were just rancid! Compost is key. I SERIOUSLY smelled. Anytime I put my sweatshirt on I nearly knocked myself out with the sudden waft of stench. Baby wipes were my... Read More

ONLY in India…!

India is a country that stands out all on its own. It felt more like visiting Mars to me than a place on planet Earth. It’s colorful. The people have huge personalities. The lack of hygiene. Anything goes. We would stop, stare, jaw-dropped open, gawk, point, and never believe our eyes or the sites, sounds, and smells around us. When I say anything goes, I mean ANYTHING. We were the ONLY wide-eyed, bewildered looking fools around. To the rest... Read More

WEIRD Signs, ‘say-what?!’

English Signs in Asia that make no freaking sense. They’re everywhere. No escaping it. Here are some of my favorites… & Thank God you don’t.   This sign is EVERYWHERE in Korea. Even if you can swim, who would ever dare to swim in deep water? It’d be like sentencing yourself to death.   Aren’t all boys jealous that girls and ladyboys are always getting so many things cheaper? Must get annoying.     Read... Read More

in my eyes… now.

  “Oh, just cleaning the roof…” it’s 3:10pm, if you were here, sitting at my desk in Samho Middle, this is what you’d be looking at right NOW.           me: “Why is there a student climbing through that window?!?” teacher: “Oh, he just has to clean all the food off from the day.”         Basically, the kids totally trash school and are forced to clean it. So it is fine for this crazy... Read More

You might be in Korea too long when…

You actually get excited when you see lunch has squid rings to dip in red spicy sauce. When getting on the bus or subway, you do one of two options. 1. Immediately take your place at the back of the line and let the hajimas have their way. or 2. Stand your ground, elbows out and ready. Try to remember if you were allowed to throw things in the classroom, throw things out the window, sprint through the halls and teacher lounges, or yell over your... Read More

Land of the Lost

When did going home become a vacation!? People thought Rhys and I were kind of crazy for flying all the way back home when we have all of Asia at our doorstep to travel to for half the price. YEA RIGHT! Nothing was better than getting home, seeing all the familiar faces I’ve been missing so much in the last 9 months, getting a taste of all the foods I’ve missed, and speaking English and being totally understood 100% of the time! Totally... Read More

Taman Negara to Petronas Towers: From Flip Flops to Fighting

We left Kuala Tahan, the base village for Taman Negara we had been staying in, on the first local bus of the day at 6.30am. We had actually been roped into purchasing a return ticket from the untrustworthy travel company we used to get to Kuala Tahan from Kuala Tembling,… but after finding out the local bus was one tenth of the price we opted for the latter option accompanied by a refund… uh thank you very much! Kuala Tembling is the largest... Read More

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