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Tigers, Elephants & Flying Lanterns in Northern Thailand

Alex and I have a running joke about missing festivals. Sequencing long-term travel is hard enough when you consider cost, distance, seasons, and meeting friends, so we’ve never considered festivals. But when we saw pictures of the Yi Peng Festival near Chiang Mai, we damn well shuffled things around to make it work.

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

TL;DR for our Siem Reap: Photos of Siem Reap & Angkor Wat Favorite Moments: Dwarf stories in Angkor Wat, watching coffee breaks on the river Walked: Here: 65,087 steps / ~33 miles in Total: 3,917,648 steps / ~1,958 miles Siem Reap was an obvious stop for us in Cambodia– it’s the launching point for seeing […]

5 days in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

TL;DR for our Phnom Penh Post: Photos from Phnom Penh Favorite Moments: Eating tarantulas, architecture walks Walked: Here: 70,471 steps / ~35 miles in Total: 3,832,478 steps / ~1,916 miles We flew direct from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Phnom Penh, and I’ll admit I was expecting the change from one of the richest countries […]

Georgetown & Penang Island, Malaysia

TL;DR for our Penang Post: Photos from Penang & Georgetown Favorite Moments: butterfly farm, street food, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Walked: Here: 392,212 steps / ~196 miles in Total: 3,762,007 steps / ~1,881 miles We’d been making noise the entire trip about finding a place to settle down for a few weeks (or more) but […]

Snorkeling Bali Part 2: Nusa Lembongan & Candidasa

TL;DR for our Lembongan & Candidasa Post: Photos from Nusa Lembongan / Candidasa Favorite Moments: motor biking around, manta rays, hanging at The Beach Club, crazy boat trip to Candidasa Walked: Here: 220,502 steps / ~110 miles in Total: 3,369,795 steps / ~1,685 miles After Ubud, we were once again ready for some beach and […]

Bali’s Cultural Epicenter – Ubud

TL;DR for our Ubud Post: Photos from Ubud Favorite Moments: Daily massage, varied cuisine, amazing carvings, monkeys Walked: in Ubud: 115,951 steps / ~58 miles in Total: 3,149,295 steps / ~1574 miles After centering our first couple of Bali destinations around beaches and snorkeling, we were ready to head inland to enjoy rice paddy and […]

Snorkeling Bali: Pemuteran and Amed

TL;DR for our North Bali Post: Photos from North Bali Favorite Moments: Drift snorkeling Menjangan Island, Motor Biking, Underwater Temples, Nasi Campur for every meal Walked: in North Bali: 96,137 steps / ~48 miles in Total: 3,033,295 steps / ~1516 miles We’d done plenty of swimming in our four months (there was fabulous swimming off […]

Post-Trek in Pokhara, Nepal

TL;DR for our Pokhara Post: Not enough pics for Pokhara, but you can see some at the tail end of the Trek Set Favorite Moments: Lazy time at the Beach Club Restaurant, walking along the lake, not trekking, rafting Walked: in Pokhara: 79,124 steps / ~39 miles in Total: 2,910,850 steps / ~1455 miles Our […]

Trekking in the Clouds at Annapurna Base Camp

TL;DR for our Nepal Trek Post: Photos from our Nepal Trek Favorite Moments: Reaching the top, playing Hearts with our awesome guide, getting out of the “Leach Zone” Walked: on the Trek: 399,456 steps / ~200 miles in Total: 2,831,722 steps / ~1416 miles While I didn’t know exactly what it would be like, I […]

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