Phnom Penh: A Tale of Grief and Recovery

I’ve been staring at the screen for minutes, and struggling over the theme of this post for weeks, without typing a single word. I just know that even with carefully selected language and numerous revisions, I’ll never do justice to…

Welcome Crab sitting off shore at Kep

One of the benefits of extended traveling is the opportunity to visit out of the way destinations on a whim. This way when you hear someone say “Kep has a great crab market” your sudden craving for fresh crab can…

Lights along the Clarke Quay nightlife area in Singapore

I’ve never been to a metropolis that reminded me of the Happiest Place on Earth before going to Singapore. It seemed that around every corner was something that brought to mind my childhood visits to Disney. Singapore was so meticulously…

Singapore: The Best Layover City in the World

Direct flights are overrated. Scoring a flight that stops over in the glorious city-state of Singapore is a blessing in disguise, and I’m going to tell you why. Yes, you’re trying to get to your paradise beach vacation or sightseeing…

Two Minute Tour: Bali

There’s so much more to Bali than Kuta Beach, however fun and energetic it is. Don’t believe me? See below. There’s not one single photo taken at the party hardy Australian surf haven that we found to be just a…

Diving in Bali: Nusa Lembongan and Amed

Armed with the knowledge that we both loved shipwrecks and hungry for more lively coral (unfortunately, much of it’s been destroyed by dynamite fishing in Thailand and the Philippines), Indonesia was high on our list of places to dive. The…

The Good Life in Ubud, Bali

Ubud, an inland region of Bali, is what most guidebooks proclaim “the cultural darling of Bali.” They’re onto something: the incredible food, artsy atmosphere, and alternative, eco-friendly environment lend itself perfectly to this description. And while it’s likely received an…

Two Minute Tour: A Photo Guide to the Philippines

We have mixed feelings about sharing our favorite photos of the Philippines. We want to shout from the rooftops that the Philippines should be everyone’s next beach vacation destination, but we also selfishly kind of want to keep those sunsets…

Malapascua Diving: Our Thresher Shark Experience

When we started planning this trip, if somebody told me that I’d be seeking out sharks 110 feet below the surface, I would have worried about my sanity (or theirs). My hands get uncomfortably clammy just thinking about a shark…