Malaysia hiking adventures – Taman Negara & Cameron Highlands

After traveling to two major cities (Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur) in pretty short order, we were craving some time in nature so hiking Taman Negara and Cameron Highlands was the perfect itinerary.  These two locations, although drastically different, equally satisfied our hiking appetite with the added bonus of some unforgettable […]

Food, Travel

Introduction to Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s tourist slogan Truly Asia rings true on every level as we explore this beautiful country and I hope this post can provide a glimpse into the incredible combination of Asian cultures that we were fortunate enough to experience.  For reasons I cannot understand, Malaysia is not nearly as popular among […]


Chiang Mai – Northern Thai Culture

We did a lot of research to chase our dream, travel the world, and seek location independence.  Anyone looking at becoming a digital nomad will inevitably hear of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Multiple coworking spaces have popped up there in recent years, making it an ideal place to live and work […]


Bangkok – Livin' the Thai City Life

Now that Southern Thailand had provided me with a tan that could finally rival Stef’s, it was time to head north and checkout the city life in Thailand.  We jetted out of Krabi to spend one week in Bangkok in a studio apartment. I probably had more preconceived ideas about Bangkok than anywhere […]

Stats, Travel

Cost Comparison – Southeast Asia

Affordability draws many travelers to Southeast Asia and it is why we chose to start our trip here.  Relative to US prices, almost all goods and services cost much less than in North America.  However, that does not mean that we have been paying consistent prices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and […]


Picture Perfect Southern Thailand

Without a doubt, Southern Thailand is one of the most picturesque regions in the world. Between the endless stretches of white sand beach, the turquoise water of the Andaman Sea and fiery sunsets over the islands, it is difficult to truly capture the beauty of Southern Thailand in a few […]


Singapore where East meets West

Two words can easily sum up our arrival to the city-state of Singapore, culture shock.  With a population over 5.6 million residing on only 719.9 km² of land, Singapore is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.  To go from the chaotic cities we recently visited to the orderly, […]


Angkor Wat – Worth Every Penny

It’s no secret at this point that we are dedicated to stretching every dollar as best that we can.  Before leaving our jobs and packing our bags, we knew proper budgeting and geoarbitrage were the key to making this trip a reality.  We consistently eat (and love) street food, we keep […]


Battambang – The overlooked gem of Cambodia

Between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap there is plenty to keep the average tourist’s itinerary completely full but if you have the time, I would highly recommend a visit to Battambang.  The trip from Phnom Penh is 290 km and can take you anywhere from four to seven hours depending […]