China, Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand

My Favorite Markets in Asia

A marketplace is where a community comes together. People gather to buy, sell, eat, drink, laugh, gossip and connect. Around the world, so many family’s livelihoods depend on a thriving market. In America, we don’t really have an equivalent. Farmer’s markets are fun & quirky, but rarely does an entire community do their shopping at… Continue reading My Favorite Markets in Asia

Food, Inspiration, Japan, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Laying Over in Seoul & Narita Pt. 2

On our 2017 trip back from Indonesia to the US, we had quite the layover experience. Although being 30 weeks pregnant was not how I originally made these travel plans. For Part 1 of our layover adventures in Seoul, South Korea, click here! From Seoul, we traveled onto Tokyo via the Narita Airport. Tokyo had… Continue reading Laying Over in Seoul & Narita Pt. 2

Food, Funny & Weird, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Motherhood, Photos & Video, Photos That Inspire, Planning, South Korea

Laying Over in Seoul & Narita Pt. 1

On our last trip from Indonesia to America, we had booked a crazy flight combination. We pieced together a few routes and ended up with a super cheap flight with two long layover in countries we hadn’t yet visited. I was so excited to explore Seoul and Tokyo on these layovers. I love planning trips… Continue reading Laying Over in Seoul & Narita Pt. 1

Beaches, Food, Funny & Weird, Holidays, Indonesia, Inspiration, Language Learning, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

7 Reasons Why I Love Indonesia [After Living Here for Two Years]

We just celebrated a huge milestone. We’ve been living in Indonesia for TWO YEARS. This is the longest I’ve ever lived outside of the US. Many people here on the island and even back home ask us how long we plan to stay. Indonesia has burrowed itself deep in my heart, and I don’t see… Continue reading 7 Reasons Why I Love Indonesia [After Living Here for Two Years]

Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

6 Street Foods To Try In Indonesia

Street food in Indonesia is not merely a novelty, but a way of life. Once the sun begins to set, the food carts roll out, grills are fired up and the oil begins to sizzle. Motorbikes appear from all directions, and makeshift plastic tables fill the parking lots. As the final rays of sunlight disappear,… Continue reading 6 Street Foods To Try In Indonesia

Beaches, City Guides, Diving, Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Planning

City Guide: Amed, Bali

Amed, a sleepy town on the far east coast of Bali, is a diamond in the rough. Decades ago, Amed was probably nothing more than a typical mountainside Balinese village. But as tourism crept in, and the depths of Amed's Jemeluk Bay were first explored by adventurers, so came the restaurants, guest houses & dive… Continue reading City Guide: Amed, Bali

Food, Inspiration, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Planning, Vietnam

HaLong Bay: The Detailed Experience

When it comes to HaLong Bay, it’s really not about if you go, but how you go. This stunning bay filled with jutting limestone mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Any guidebook and any travel blog will recommend experiencing this incredible piece of nature when… Continue reading HaLong Bay: The Detailed Experience

City Guides, Food, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Planning, Vietnam

City Guide: Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital city of Vietnam does not disappoint. Full of color, culture, cuisine and character, Hanoi has it's own vibe. The Old Quarter dominates the tourist attractions, but it's more than a tourist trap. The architecture and street life is unlike anything I've seen in Asia. Hanoi is a blend of colonial and modern, similar… Continue reading City Guide: Hanoi, Vietnam

Food, Life in Asia, Vietnam

Street Food Hanoi Edition

Why is it that food and community make the best memories? We joined a walking group street tour in Hanoi with Hanoi Street Food Tours with fantastic group of fellow travelers and together we were able to experience the authentic street food of Hanoi. I was already a big fan of street food tours after… Continue reading Street Food Hanoi Edition