Adelaide, South Australia, Australia August 19-21, 2023 August 19, 2023 Arriving in Adelaide The day started bright and early with our only non-Greyhound bus service between Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide would be our only city in the territory of South Australia. We spent the day […]
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia August 16-18, 2023 August 16, 2023 Flying to Hobart Our day began with an early 6:00 a.m. flight from Melbourne to Hobart, Tasmania. In order to make it we woke up at 3:00 a.m. and caught the airport shuttle. It was a short […]
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia August 12-15 and 18-19, 2023 August 12, 2023 Arriving in Melbourne After a long, cold, and rather uncomfortable overnight bus ride we arrived in Melbourne. It was very early, around 5:00 a.m., the sun nor the city had yet awoken. We made the […]
Canberra, Capital, Australia August 11, 2023 Arriving in Canberra We only visited Canberra for a day in between our travels from Sydney to Melbourne. Originally, we had planned to stay overnight but found the prices a little extreme. Being the capital of Australia, Canberra has plenty […]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia August 7-11, 2023 August 7, 2023: Australia Airports One treacherous too-short sleep on the plane from Perth to Sydney later; we made the haze of a journey from the airport to our hostel. The airports in Australia by the way, are […]
Perth, Western Australia, Australia August 3-6, 2023 August 3, 2023: Arriving in Perth Our Australian journey began in Western Australia with the quaint city of Perth. After a flight from Tokyo, we landed in the most remote modern cities in the world. Perth sits on Australia’s […]
Our Asia Overview After over 3 months in New Zealand we headed to Asia to explore as many countries as possible. In about 4 months we had visited over 30 cities in 10 countries. Here’s our recap-map for all our whereabouts! Country #1: Indonesia April 17-27, […]
Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto, and Mount Fuji, Japan Hiroshima, Japan July 26-28, 2023 Hiroshima is perfect for a quick one- or two-day stopover. The history here is heavy and interesting but doesn’t take much time to get through. All in all, it is a traditional Japanese town […]
Update #23: Japan Tokyo, Japan July 21-26 and July 29-August 2, 2023 Most of our time in Japan was spent in the great city of Tokyo. There is so much to do in Tokyo that I had to split it off into its own post. And […]
The Weirdest Parts of Japan Oh the oddities of Japan. After exploring Asia and Southeast Asia for over 3 months you’d think we would’ve already seen strangest of the strange. Heading to the much more Western-friendly Japan, it was a surprise to find new challenges, some […]
South Korea July 14-20, 2023 Day 1: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul, South Korea July 14, 2023 Our day started simply with a bus ride to the weirdest airport of all. Seeing how isolated the airport was had us puzzling at the insane stretch of stores, […]
Kuala Lumpur to Penang, Malaysia July 9-July 14, 2023 Day 6-7: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia July 9-10, 2023 Our next destination for our short stay in Malaysia was northbound to Georgetown in the state of Penang. The beachy town is a UNESCO World […]
India to Singapore and Malaysia July 4-July 8, 2023 Day 1: Mumbai, India to Singapore, Singapore July 4, 2023 Happy 4th of July! We celebrated by freeing ourselves from India and heading to a 1st world country for the first time since New Zealand back in […]
India June 27-July 3, 2023 Day 1: Kathmandu, Nepal to New Delhi, India June 27, 2023 Our flight from Kathmandu to India was short and sweet. Growing up in the U.S. I never envisioned a “quick” trip to India. I imagined a rather long endeavor that […]
All You Need to Know About Pura Tirta Empul in Bali If you ever get the opportunity to visit Bali, Indonesia make sure to take a day to visit the Pura Tirta Empul water temple. Only about a half-hour motorbike ride away from Ubud, the spiritual […]
Pokhara to Kathmandu, Nepal June 20, 2023-June 26, 2023 Day 15: Pokhara, Nepal June 20, 2023 As mentioned in our last update we used our second day in Pokhara as an additional rest day. We figured we all but deserved it after 8-days straight of trekking […]
Trekking in Nepal June 13-June 19, 2023 Day 8: 3rd Trek Day, Poon Hill to Ghandruk, Nepal June 13, 2023 Our day began with a pitch-black hike at 4:00 a.m. We were on our way to the highest point in Poon Hill at 3,210 meters above […]
Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal June 6, 2023-June 13, 2023 Day 1: Bangkok, Thailand to Kathmandu, Nepal June 6, 2023 After some much-needed sleep, due to an uncomfortable, all-day, train ride the day prior, we were able to be a bit more leisurely with our […]
Thailand May 30, 2023-June 5, 2023 Day 1: Siem Reap, Cambodia to Bangkok, Thailand May 30, 2023 Much like our travels from Vietnam to Cambodia our voyage to Thailand included a long bus ride and border crossing. The hospitality of Thailand was immediately more noticeable as […]
Cambodia May 23-May 30, 2023 Warning: this article contains topics and images of prison, war, and genocide that may be sensitive or triggering to readers. Day 1: Saigon/Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Phnom Pehn, Cambodia May 23, 2023 It’s funny how time works once you’ve travelled […]
7 Ways to Save Money While Backpacking Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Do you ever take a vacation and wish you had just a little longer to stay and explore? Do you immediately plan your next trip upon arriving back home? […]
Our Vietnam Overview Quick Facts: Time in Vietnam: April 27th, 2023, to May 23rd, 2023. Total: 26 days From April 27th-May 3rd we spent a total of approximately: $2,126.18. Average: $40.89 per person, per day. Our Map: #1 Start: Hanoi, Vietnam We flew into Hanoi from […]
Saigon, Vietnam May 19-May 23, 2023 Day 23: Nha Trang to Saigon, Vietnam May 19, 2023 Our short layover in Nha Trang, Vietnam ended with an early-morning bus ride. Today we were to reach our final Vietnam destination of Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Let’s […]
Hanoi to Nha Trang, Vietnam May 10-18, 2023 Day 14: Hanoi, Vietnam May 10, 2023 After 3 days of sitting on the back of a motorbike, cruising through rough roads and steep mountains, our butts were raw. Not to mention being out in the elements all […]
Sapa to Hà Giang, Vietnam May 4, 2023-May 9, 2023 Day 8: Hanoi to Sapa, Vietnam May 4, 2023 It was now time to commence our trip north to Sapa, Vietnam. We were up at 5:00 a.m. for our long shuttle ride from Hanoi. After several […]
Hanoi, Vietnam May 1, 2023-May 3, 2023 Day 5: Ha Long Bay to Hanoi, Vietnam May 1, 2023 After arriving back in Hanoi, we dropped off our bags and went for a walk around the city. Prior to leaving for Ha Long Bay, we had heard […]
Bali to Vietnam For days 1-8 in Bali, Indonesia read our other article by clicking here! Day 9: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia April 25, 2023 After saying goodbye to our sweet and sour Jungle Bungalow we headed up the street to our next accommodation. We’ve decided Lawrence […]
An Ode to Rhode Island Rhode Island, though the smallest of all 50 U.S. States, is known as “The Ocean State” for having over 400 miles of coastline. As the 13th state to join the original colonies, it is only 44 miles long and 37 miles […]
We Make a Beeline for Bali Last we informed you we were taking off from Auckland, New Zealand a little earlier than originally planned. So where did we decide to make our next stop? If you read our last post, we had a little hidden easter […]
8 Things that are “Backwards” in New Zealand During our three-month stay in New Zealand, we visited most of the North Island and South Island. Since New Zealand is pretty isolated from the rest of the world (their closest neighbor is Australia which is over 2,500 […]