AHHH, Portland; the land of bridges, pine trees, IPAs and dirty, dirty hipsters. We love you, Portland! We love your donut culture, your beautiful green spaces and your weird affinity for tater tots. And as if we needed another reason to love this city, Chrissy and I stumbled upon a BIG Priority Pass airport hack […]
6 months of Southeast Asia has already brought us a lifetime of memories. A recent 10 day silent meditation retreat in Thailand has afforded us ample time to stop and reflect on our half-year of travel, and we’ve agreed that this has been by far the best year of our lives, and getting better! Beaches, […]
Vietnam is a crazy place, especially when it comes to food. I wouldn’t recommend the standard “point-and-cross-your-fingers” method at your everyday Vietnamese restaurant or you run the risk of getting a bowl of organs, snails, duck fetus or even dog and cat parts. I’m not saying any of these things aren’t absolutely delicious (MMMMMeow), but […]
Malaysia is not exactly known for bread. You won’t find rolls, baguettes, or pastries like you might in Europe or America. But they do have white toast, and boy do they go absolutely nuts for it! I’d say it’s the most ubiquitous breakfast staple in the country, and I’ve spent my fair share of time […]
The Philippines is a bit of a mystery. Being somewhat removed from the rest of Southeast Asia, this beautiful country rarely lands on the itinerary of the typical backpacker. And for good reason: the roughly 7,000 islands are difficult and relatively expensive to navigate as ferries are virtually nonexistent. Despite this, the Philippines enjoys a […]
Philippines is the land of jaw-dropping scenery, bland food and constantly smiling people. We spent Christmas and New Years island hopping around limestone cliffs, motorbiking through small villages, and COMPLETELY BLOWING OUR BUDGET. Still, at an average of $38/day/person, those on a budget should still keep the Philippines on their bucket list.
Malaysia, oh Malaysia. We’ve been traveling three months and have so far spent most of that time with you. You hold a special place in our hearts, not only because your people are so friendly, but also because your food is out of this world. We came under budget yet again and still managed to live […]
The world is small nowadays. If you live in a mid-size to large city, odds are you share your city with people and cultures from all over the world. Particularly in regard to food, you will probably find restaurants ranging from Thai to Ethiopian right in your own neighborhood. However, unbeknownst to most Westerners, one of […]
We’ve been traveling in SE Asia for almost three months now. It still hasn’t “hit” us yet that this is our new reality, and we’re not sure it ever will. As we reflect on our first three months abroad, we have discovered a few unexpected things that have really stood out to us, both in our […]
Seeing as Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world, let’s just say we had to make a few sacrifices to stay here.