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Easing our way into India – Bengaluru and Goa

All I have ever heard from people when I told them India was on my bucket list was “India is crazy”!  Conceptually, I understood why they would have that reaction but until I was faced with the reality of it, I didn’t realize how overwhelming the thought of India was.  […]


Sri Lanka’s beauty shines in Ella & Mirissa

While we travel through Sri Lanka, we are amazed at the diversity of the landscape; from the rolling tea plantations in Ella to the pristine golden beaches in Mirissa, every square mile is filled with beauty. At times, the amount of ground we cover in each country we visit has […]


Taste of Sri Lanka

Over the past four months, we have traveled throughout Southeast Asia and tasted some of the most authentic, deliciously prepared foods one could imagine. While we have loved the unique flavors in each country, there are definitely a few standouts among the rest. For me, the cuisine in Sri Lanka […]


Sri Lanka – The Island State

Sri Lanka wasn’t initially on our lists of countries to visit but we are so glad that changed! It would have been such a shame to miss this incredible country and even more, the beautiful people. Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of the British colonial rule until 1972 […]


Old Georgetown – Street Art Scene

Georgetown is the capital city of Penang, a small island in Malaysia known as “the Pearl of the Orient”.  It was our final destination in Malaysia before heading back to Kuala Lumpur for our flight out.  Old Georgetown is a quaint town, rich with history and despite it’s increasing number […]


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 […]