7 Must-Dos in Ubud, Bali

I was so excited to go to Ubud. Being a yogi I couldn’t wait to check out this spiritual city and have the ultimate yogi experience, a Balinese yoga retreat! Where to Stay in Ubud, Bali I loved our hotel […]

The Nusas: Bali’s Little Islands

I hadn’t even heard of the Nusa islands until I started planning our Bali trip. I knew I wanted to visit a Balinese beach city (we had already planned a yoga retreat in Ubud) but I didn’t want to go […]

Going Mad “Monkey” in Koh Rong Samloem

Why we went to Cambodia…again Our college friend Brian lives in Cambodia. He lives in Phnom Penh and is part owner of and manages the Mad Monkey Hostels. We had visited the Siem Reap location in 2014 and had too […]

Two Weeks in Vietnam

When I told my mom we were going to Vietnam she about died. Growing up during the Vietnam War (or shall we say the War of American Aggression) days she had only war-crime filled images in her head. I suppose […]

40 Hours in Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly Saigon, is Vietnam’s southern hub with even more hustle and bustle than Hanoi. We only had 40 hours to explore this wild city. Getting to Ho Chi Minh City We were coming from Hoi […]

Hoi An: Vietnam’s Most Charming City

If Paris is the city of lights then Hoi An is the city of lanterns. It may be an anagram of Hanoi, but this little city couldn’t be more different. Think less hustle and bustle, and more soft lighting and […]

Ninh Binh: Ha Long Bay on Land

When traveling Vietnam one of the first things people will ask is, “Are you going to Ha Long Bay?”. Ha Long Bay is famous for it’s gorgeous limestone mountains contrasted with turquoise water. It’s super popular to book a cruise […]

Trekking and Homestays in Sapa, Vietnam

Once I saw photos of the rice paddies in Sapa, I knew I wanted to go. Once I looked on Airbnb and saw accommodations were $14 a night, I knew we were going! When traveling full time there is a […]

Hanoi: Welcome to Vietnam

I had only heard great things about backpacking Vietnam so I arrived with high expectations, let’s go! First stop, Hanoi. I love a big city to kick off a new country. I like to jump in the mix right when […]